As Those of Old Their First Fruits Brought
by Frank von Christierson
As those of old their first fruits brought
of orchard, flock, and field
to God the giver all good,
the source of bounteous yield;
so we today our first fruits bring:
the wealth of this good land,
of farm and market, shop and home,
of mind, and heart, and hand.
A world in need now summons us
to labor, love, and give;
to make our life an offering
that others too may live.
The Church of Christ is calling us
to make the dream come true:
a world redeemed, your kingdom come,
all life in Christ made new.
In gratitude and humble trust
we bring our best today,
to serve your cause and share your love
with all humanity.
O God, who gave yourself to us
in Jesus Christ your Son,
teach us to give ourselves each day
until life's work is done.
On Sunday, October 4, we began our Annual Stewardship Campaign. Whether this is your first stewardship campaign or your 100th, you probably have questions or concerns. Please feel free to share them with Rick Larson.
(And if this is your 100th campaign, please let us know as you must be our oldest parishioner.)
The theme of this year’s campaign is So We Today Our First Fruits Bring. This line is taken from Hymn #705, As Those of Old Their First Fruits Brought.
Our community has always done amazing things with limited resources, because our people are generous and believe in the abundance of God’s blessing. We have some ambitious financial goals looking ahead to 2016. During this campaign we will hear about these mission-based goals, grounded in the programmatic “pillars” of our common life: music, children, and outreach.
Click here to read Senior Warden Susan Trickett's stewardship remarks
Click here to read vestry member Johnathan Culwell's stewardship remarks.
Click here to read vestry member Alice Barton's stewardship remarks.
Click here to read vestry member Ally Dodge's stewardship remarks.
Click here to read vestry member Mike Ogborn's stewardship remarks.
Click here to read vestry member Cindy Henning's stewardship remarks.
Click here to read vestry member Matt Bentley's stewardship remarks.