Stewardship 2023

Vision for the Future

“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord.
“Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

The future of St. Matthew is exciting and we need your help to continue growing. Here are some ways we can work together to support St. Matthew and our new Pastor Wyma and grow in understanding, faith, fellowship, service to others, and stewardship.

Participate in WORSHIP

We do recognize and appreciate that some people cannot be physically present for worship services. For those of us who can attend . . .

A strong presence encourages the pastor and others involved in Sunday services. They respond to more people, energy, and sound in the room. We can then make a joyful noise to the Lord!

Presence makes a personal difference. A worship service provides hope, forgiveness, reassurance, and exultation as we praise God. Sermons and music provide teaching and encouragement for our everyday life.

Your physical presence provides opportunity to build community.
A full church is more exciting and welcoming to visitors!

Participate in SERVICE

Jesus explicitly called us to serve the poor and people at the margins. We clearly must educate our children in our faith. Our church depends on volunteers to teach, repair, sing, speak, serve on committees and volunteer for activities. In October, St. Matthew members packed meals for Feed My Starving Children and are currently on a mission trip, serving Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS.

Sign-up for volunteer opportunities via this
2023 Stewardship Pledge form

Participate in GIVING

Your contributions are essential so that we can serve God and our community. We use these funds to support mission and outreach, pay our pastor and staff, and maintain our facility. With inflation running higher than past years, we must increase our budget by 10%. Help us meet the challenge! We encourage you to pray about how you may give.

You can complete the 2023 pledge card that was mailed to your home and bring them on Commitment Sunday, October 30, or fill out the
2023 Stewardship Pledge form online.

Read more details in this Explaining Financial Giving document.

Last year, we encouraged you to think of yourself not as an owner, but as a steward of all that God has given you. Stewardship is an act of faith expressed in giving, service and worship. We encourage you to engage in all three. Help support St. Matthew and Pastor Erin as we move forward into the future.