When we speak of stewardship we often stress the importance of stewardship of the great gifts of God’s material world, but which of God’s gifts is greater than family? Family is a beautiful and meaningful opportunity to practice stewardship of our greatest gift, and to grow in our understanding of the blessing of properly using and sharing God’s gifts.
Your Stewardship provides the foundation for the many Family Ministries in our parish and in our efforts in meeting the challenge of spreading Christ’s Word and our Orthodox Faith.
Stewardship is an opportunity to examine our priorities and values, to express our thankfulness, to give of ourselves and to grow in grace. It allows us to participate in the work of God. Giving is not a substitute for commitment – it is an expression of your commitment. As St. John Chrysostom said, “A Rich Man is not one who has much but one who gives much. For what he gives away remains his forever.”
Please take time to make your Stewardship Commitment today and enable our Church to grow her ministries and carry on her mission. For your convenience, we have enclosed are a Stewardship Commitment Form and return envelope.
Let's come together and chart a course for the year ahead. Prayerfully consider what our investment in the Kingdom of God will be in 2017 as we complete our Stewardship Commitment Cards. My prayer is that in doing so we will be inspired to dream bigger dreams and to contribute meaningfully to the ministry of Christ at Holy Trinity. Please take a prayerful moment to complete the attached commitment card as a token of your faithful response to the blessings of God in your life and may He richly bless you and your family in the year ahead!
May our Lord richly bless you and your family in all things.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Economos Apostolos Hill, Dean
Holy Trinity Cathedral of Phoenix
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France