Time & Talent 2019

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 1 Peter 4:10

We have each received a gift to serve from God’s abundant Grace. Do you know where your gift fits in service to the Lord? Do you wonder how God asks you to serve at Holy Trinity? God wants you to serve in an area that gives you great joy. He doesn’t want you to begrudge serving. Do you know where your deepest joy is in serving? The answer to these questions lays in the discovery of your own spiritual gifts.

Here at Holy Trinity, it takes a huge part of our congregation to fulfill the mission of service to ourselves and to the world. Each person is uniquely gifted by God for ministry when we understand that we need to use those gifts to serve to build up the body of Christ. Some of the tasks at Holy Trinity seem mundane, but all who serve can be part of a vital mission here and abroad.

In the coming weeks we will be conducting our Time and Talent campaign. This year it will be done slightly differently, but we believe that our past drives have given a glimpse of the desired outcome.

In the book Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner, the author writes, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” We each have special gifts from God and when we find and apply them, we will find the deepest joy.

We hope your service is our deepest joy.

June 2018: Encouragement

Posted by Mark Donahue on Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 1:54 PM

The Stewardship Team has two areas of interest in this edition of the “Tidings”. The first is time and talent and the second is financial.

It’s always good to remind ourselves of how much God loves and gives us. We always hope that our response reflects that love. Halfway through the year the Stewardship Team wants to remind all members of Holy Trinity that, as important as our individual pledge is to the Church is, it is equally important to use our time and talent in the building of God’s Kingdom here on Earth. We have received more time and talent responses this year than ever before; however, some members who are active in doing the “work” of the church, have not let us know what you are doing. The responses are useful to the Teams in planning the possibilities of witness and scheduling the members to help accomplish these tasks.

Second, we would encourage any new or returning members to pledge to help the Church financially. The financial pledge campaign normally occurs in the Fall; however, the Stewardship team thinks the emphasis should be year-round. If you would like to make a pledge for the second half of the year, please ask Mark in the office for a pledge card.