Loaves and Fishes Cross Ruth Meredith 2019

Taking the five loaves and the two fish, Jesus looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And all ate and were filled; and they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.

St. Mark 6:34-44

Our Stewardship program is broadly based on Henri Nouwen’s book, A Spirituality of Fundraising.

“…From beginning to end, fundraising as ministry is grounded in prayer and undertaken in gratitude. As we give ourselves to planting and nurturing love here on earth, our efforts will reach beyond our own chronological existence.””

Henri Nouwen, 2011

Collect for the responsible use of money

O Lord, your Son has taught us that from those to whom much has been given, much will be required: help us to use wisely what we have, for the well being of our families and all people, and for the strengthening of your kingdom in justice, beauty, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.