Stewardship Corner

July 2020

Jul 19

Brothers and sisters: The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought,

The full text of Romans 8:26-27 (which wouldn't fit in the blog title) is: Brothers and sisters: The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And God who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for...
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Jul 14

“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.”

In today’s gospel, Jesus talks about four reactions to the word: lacking understanding, falling away due to conflict, faith choked by worldly anxiety and finally, those who understand, who withstand conflict, and who trust in God. Of the three, the third resonates most strongly for me. I have often heard that we live in an age of anxiety,...
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Jul 4

Dear Lord, teach me to serve you as you deserve,

Last Sunday St Therese hosted a Vigil for Social Justice in our parking lot. It is now available on our Facebook page. Before I mention a bit about the speakers, I would like to mention the stewardship efforts of those who put this on. In two weeks. Sam and Terri Lawrence recently returned to our parish after a 15-year hiatus. They jumped right...
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Jul 2

Dear Lord, teach me to be generous;

Last week, Father and parish leadership published a letter about the twin crises that are facing our nation and community. The letter had three short-term projects that need your support: Work with Stewardship to improve the contact data of parishioners. This may include a mailing party or data input. Contact me at jvrussell85@gamil.com if...
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