What it means to be a good steward

Something to think about……

So what is the first thing you think of when you hear the word STEWARDSHIP? Things like: “Oh it is fall again.”, or “All they talk about is money, all the time want more money”. Have you ever thought about stewardship in terms of all of life, in general?

Being a good steward is being trustworthy and mindful of the best interests of others, thinking about family life and the world around you. Preserving the environment is stew- ardship. Having a budget /financial plan in your household is stewardship. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is stewardship. Have you thought about stewardship in terms of your interpersonal relationships? Working against bullying is stewardship. Protecting young- sters against dangers in life is stewardship. Remember the adage, Do unto others the way you want them to do unto you. This is all being a good steward, a good steward of God’s creation and all that entails.

The first 2 weeks of November will be our annual “Stewardship” campaign including an all parish dinner with Bishop Rickel as our guest speaker on November 16th at 6pm. Our theme this year is: “You are the light of the world” from Matt 5:14a In considera- tion that our church mission statement is “to know Christ and to make Christ known”, we would like you to think about how “You are the light of the world” . Some questions to meditate on:

1. What does being a part of St. Andrew’s congregation mean to you?
2. How does St. Andrew’s help you grow spiritually?
3. How does St. Andrew’s help you serve others?
4. How does St. Andrew’s shape the rest of your week?
5. What does “being the light of the world” mean to you?