The Stewardship of God’s Gifts
St Mark’s Church has a mission.
We are here to make known the Love of God through Jesus Christ.
Our mission plays out
in Sunday School,
in our Outreach efforts, in our Worship and
in our play.
We strive to be as Christ to one another and to our neighbors.
Your financial support of our Church insures that our mission is successful.
Please pray about your financial pledge for 2016,
and together we will be of great use to our Lord.
Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for St. Mark’s parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture Speaks 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.
For the Right Use of God's Gifts
Almighty God, whose loving hand hath given us all that we possess: Grant us grace that we may honor thee with our substance, and, remembering the account which we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of thy bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Why Do I Give to God
Through St Mark’s
We are to seek God first and give to God what is his, and He in return will supply all my needs.
All of my talents, treasures and blessings are gifts from God. Giving back to God and sharing my gifts with others is a source of much joy in my life.
All that I am and all that I have cometh from God to continue His work in the vineyard , the righteous showeth mercy and giveth.
We are blessed children of God and we believe that giving back to God through St. Mark's Church allows us, the members of the church, to make known the Love of God through Jesus Christ to others in the communities in which we live and work.
At all the moments in my life when I have needed God he has been my strength. Being able to help support St Mark's fills me with joy that we can be a beacon to others.
My whole adult life I have given back to God a full ten percent of my stipend. Why? Because sacrificial giving has become a source of deep spiritual blessings.
Why do I give to God through St. Marks?
Because God has given so much to me and my family through the clergy and parishioners who have celebrated good times and supported me through rough times. The works of our Lord through St. Mark's requires financial and spiritual support from me to help others on their journey in life.
I feel blessed to be able to give money for charitable causes. Unlike many charities, I know that every penny given to St Mark's helps people in need by supporting our outreach efforts, the thrift shop, and the other good works of the church.
Why do I give to God through St Mark?
To fulfill the mission of Christ. “For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him that has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.” Psalm 72: 12,13