Stewardship at St. Andrew the Apostle

At St. Andrew the Apostle, we seek to create a parish community in which all members understand that all our gifts of time, talent, and treasure have been given to us by God, tl1at these gifts are to be utilized for the benefit of all creation. From this understanding, the members of parish will gratefully and freely give of their gifts to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ.

How Do We Do This?

We seek to live our faith daily, to create a culture of cooperation and giving through the many ministries at St. Andrew's. These ministries are opportunities to utilize and share our time, talent and treasure, to be good stewards in meeting not only our needs but the needs of our parish community and the needs of the larger community that exists around St Andrews.

The Components of Stewardship

Time

Time is a precious gift. Most of us don't seem to have time to do the things we want to do. The question is: how do we use our time. Henry David Thoreau once said: "It is not enough to be busy, so are ants. The question is what are we busy about."

READ FR. ROBERT'S LETTER ON TIME

Talent

Everyone of us is given talents, some more, some less. With each of the talents we received, we are first asked to appreciate them, to be grateful for God's gifts. We need to understand that God gives us talent to use well, to use honestly, with integrity, and that by using it to meet the needs of others we are giving back to.

READ FR. ROBERT'S LETTER ON TALENT - PART 1 READ FR. ROBERT'S LETTER ON TALENT - PART 2

Treasure

There are over 2,300 verses in the Bible about money, possessions and the right use of them. Why? Perhaps God knows we tend to misuse money and allow it to distract us from keeping our eyes focused on Him.

READ FR. ROBERT'S LETTER ON TREASURE - PART 1 READ FR. ROBERT'S LETTER ON TREASURE - PART 2