Christ Episcopal Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
San Antonio, Texas
Consecration Sunday is October 21st. During the worship service, we will respond to what God is calling us to give by placing an Estimate of Giving Card on the altar.
You are invited to a catered Celebration Meal following the 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services, at no cost.
We ask that you make a reservation by completing the information on this link. If you cannot attend, please note that.
It will be a Celebration fellowship you won’t want to miss!
Please note, children are invited to the Celebration Meals. However, should you wish to have childcare for your young children, it will be provided in the FMC.
Consecration Sunday is Coming
Congregations that approach financial stewardship biblically do not view the money Christians give to their church merely as a way to pay its bills. Rather, they see financial contributions as a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting their church’s mission and ministry with a proportion of their incomes.
The Christ Church vestry has selected New Consecration Sunday Stewardship as a way to teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving.
New Consecration Sunday encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What proportion of my income is God calling me to give?” During morning worship on Consecration Sunday, we will ask our members to make their financial commitments to our church’s mission and ministries.
Every member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on Consecration Sunday, October 21. We urge people to attend even if strongly opposed to completing a card. The process is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card. We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards.
During morning worship, the Consecration Sunday team will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, followed by members making their commitments as a confidential act of worship.
We will encourage participation in Consecration Sunday events. Since we will make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make every effort to inform, inspire and commit everyone to attend Consecration Sunday worship.
Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation on Consecration Sunday.
May God bless you,
Keith M. Orme, Senior Warden
Vicki Boyce, Stewardship Co-Chair
John Boyce, Stewardship Co-Chair
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