"All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee." 1 Chronicles 29:14
As our faith grows we learn more and more that we are children of God. For God's love and abundance we give thanks. With thanks we acknowledge to God our dependence on His mercy and sustaining power in a world that is often broken by our own hands.
When we talk of Stewardship, we talk of care, management, and protection of what was given to us by God. Acts of Stewardship have many facets in our spiritual, physical, and mental life. It often goes unnoticed. The regular habit of joyfully giving our time, talent, and treasure to God’s work is as much a spiritual practice as is prayer and worship. It opens us up to the fullness of all God has to offer. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we have the opportunity to experience new aspects of God's fullness in our life.
This year as we approach 2017, we at St. James wish to offer a more comprehensive view of Stewardship than is normally talked about in the life of the Church. As you read through stories on this site or in your bulletin, pray and apply their wisdom to your own spiritual life. We pray that in your thankfulness to God you will offer your own acts of Stewardship to others and to your church family!
Time, Talent, Treasure