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We give our time, talent, and treasure for the good of the church and the good of our community. Learn more about how we seek to steward God’s creation.

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Deceived by ‘the lie of more’

And Jesus said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’ Luke 12:15 “The Andersons” looked uncomfortable as they explained why they couldn’t give more. “We’d like to,” Mrs. Anderson said, “but we’re getting killed with bills.” Mr. Anderson…

A Meaning-Filled Life

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 8 The Teichmann’s are going on vacation soon! I’ve been counting the days. BUT…first we have to pack. Oh the packing. We started putting together a list of the stuff we’ll need. The list keeps on getting longer. At this rate, we’ll need to tow a U-haul trailer behind us for all…

Pentecost 8 Preview

“And [Jesus] said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 Today’s Gospel reading features a parable by Jesus which may make some of us a bit uncomfortable. It’s about being rich in resources, but poor in…

Q&A: Volunteer Steward

St. Peter’s recently hired and installed two new staff members who will join us in our mission of building a community of faith by God’s grace. You may know Betsy Linn as a fellow member of St. Peter’s, but as the new Volunteer Steward, we hope you get to know her in a whole new…

Stewardship of our Civic Freedoms

As Americans celebrate the birthday of our nation, we give thanks for our civic freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, due process, a speedy trial, voting and many more. Our freedom has made us the envy of much of the world. But as with any valuable gift, our civic freedoms can be abused, neglected or underappreciated to…

Develop a Heart of Generosity

Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35b A friend who regularly volunteers to serve meals to the needy illustrates the truth of Jesus’ teaching. “It’s so rewarding to help,” she says, explaining that the time and hard work is worth…

Stewardship of Community

You shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18b Think of all the homes, apartments and condos within walking (or easy driving) distance of our congregation. Now ask, how do we interact with these neighbors? Does our congregation understand their issues, joys, opportunities and challenges? How can we love them as…

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Holistic Stewardship for Lent

For centuries Lutherans have observed Lent with passionate devotion and prayerful attention to spiritual disciplines. These faith practices strengthen our souls and open our hearts to the resurrected Christ at Easter. This year, try developing a sense of holistic stewardship for your life. Stewardship, of course, looks at how we use not just our financial…

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Stewardship of Loving Relationships

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:31b Red hearts, roses and chocolates are everywhere, so it must be February – the month of love! There’s certainly nothing wrong with celebrating romance between you and a special someone, or love among family members, or best friends who are always there for one another. But…

Ministry Spotlight: Stewardship

Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Stewardship Ministry. Our Ministry We are gifted by God with abundant blessings, and we strive to remind all believers of the additional blessing of returning a portion of these gifts to God through our…