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 Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26).
Every fall, St. Stephen’s invites our community to commit a financial contribution to support the parish in the coming year. Stewardship season offers us a time of reflection of what has been and what is to come for our faith community. Over the past year, your contributions have allowed us to serve our community through vaccine drives and our work with community programs such as Montrose Grace Place, Lord of the Streets, and so much more. We ask you to prayerfully consider your ability to commit to supporting our parish with your monetary donations.
Our theme this year is is “be opened. Pour Forth.” As followers of Jesus we have been broken open to experience our life in new ways. Yet, we continue to be poured forth for ministry in changing circumstances. We invite our community to examine the essentials of our common mission through the lens of our core values.