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Bishop’s Sermon & Resources for Stewardship Sunday

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Stewardship Sunday is Oct. 10

The Diocese has designated this Sunday as “Stewardship Sunday,” a day for all of us to prayerfully reflect on the ways we take care of our church, our Earth, and one another.

Bishop Stokes is asking every congregation in the diocese to participate in Stewardship Sunday by viewing together his recorded sermon and praying a special Stewardship Collect either during worship services or spiritual formation activities. 

Bishop Stokes has recorded a special video sermon on “Stewardship Sunday and the Rich Young Man.” It is available both for download and for online viewing on our Web site and on YouTube. (Streaming version feature closed captions in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Igbo). Here are the links:

Collect for Stewardship Sunday

Gracious and generous God, giver of all we have and hold as stewards; grant the people of this church a deep and abiding awareness that all that we have-our health, our incomes, our jobs, our talents –  are gifts received from your hand. Send your Holy Spirit to help us as we swim against the rising tides of materialism and greed in our culture. Send your Holy Spirit to teach us that we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give! Send your Holy Spirit to remind us that when we give generously and joyfully, we grow in grace and our spiritual lives are transformed as our stewardship becomes a witness to the love of Jesus Christ in our lives.  We pray with grateful, thankful hearts, in the name of Jesus, the Christ…AMEN!