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Stewardship 2011 - Many Gifts, One Body

Special newsletter

September marks the start of a string of beginnings: a change of seasons, a fresh school year, and, soon enough, a move into Advent and a new church year, and finally a new calendar year as well.

At St. Thomas, even as we faithfully continue to fulfill our 2010 pledges of financial support to the parish — and as the ministries made possible by those funds flourish all around us — it will soon be time to look forward to funding our mission for the 2011 financial year.

Your giving through the stewardship campaign for 2010, "Our Daily Bread", promised nearly $420,000 to support the parish's work, marking another record total in our growing giving. On Sunday, September 26, with our bishop preaching, the stewardship committee invites you to begin thinking about how you will respond for 2011, as we explore the theme "Many Gifts, One Body".

The committee will host a reception after the 10 o'clock service on September 26th.

On four Sundays in October, a member of the parish will speak briefly at both the 8 and 10 am services about why they pledge to St. Thomas.

Expect to hear from our clergy about stewardship, and look for a special edition of the parish newsletter mid-October. Finally, mark as Sunday, October 24 on your calendars for a stewardship brunch following the second service, and for the ingathering of pledges at both the 8 and 10 am services that day.

Join us as we continue to grow in our giving.

The Stewardship Committee: Mary Clare Cooper, Emily Duncan (associate member), Eric Esau (co-chair), Tom McFarland, Anne Pattison (stewardship brunch coordinator), Kelly Sundberg Seaman (co-chair), Paul Sorensen