"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others."
Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Bible. The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. (Source: The Episcopal Church)
Your support of the church pays the Rector, Organist/Choirmaster, and Sextons; keeps the lights and heat/AC on, covers building maintenance cost, and pays for all other general operating expenses. Generosity to our parish, though, is much more than that. It
is a sign of our commitment to the real
meaning of life. It's about making the world a better
place where Christ's promise of abundant life is made real -- touching and
changing lives in ways we may never see or know.
St. Andrew's annual stewardship letter was mailed to parishioners in October but pledges may be submitted anytime throughout the year. If you wish to make a 2019 pledge to St. Andrew's click here. Print, complete, and return the pledge form in the collection plate on Sunday or mail it to St. Andrew's Treasurer, c/o St. Andrew's, 406 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025.
In addition to monetary support to St, Andrew's, consider contributing your time and talents:
- Parish Leadership (Mission Leadership Team);
- Parish ministries;
- Outreach / Community ministries;
- Parish Administrative Support;
- Pastoral Care;
- Worship and Music.