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Stewardship 2024

Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of services but the same Lord, and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good… All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

I Corinthians 12:4-7, 11

Dear Church Family: 


YOU are the real gift to St. Stephen’s.


Your response to our Lenten Stewardship program was from your heart, signifying your commitment to the life of St. Stephen’s; your desire to sustain worship in our beautiful church. It is your support for ministry and mission in our parish. It is your thanks to a generous God. You are a gift to St. Stephen’s. Thank you.


At the Autumn Update and again at the Annual Meeting we presented our plan to shift Stewardship out of the fall “Anxious Obligation” time and into Lent. We presented, and you approved, a proposed 2024 operating budget – with a pledge line of $98,500.


We are happy to report that we have not only exceeded that goal, but we have also exceeded our 2023 pledge figure by over $5,000.   


Know that whatever you have pledged is your gift. It is your voice. It is your hands and your heart.  Your giving makes a difference to St. Stephen’s, to our community and beyond. Your generosity helps steady our church finances and grow our ministries.


As your wardens, we can never thank you enough. But we would like to try. Thank you again for your generosity, your support and encouragement. Thank you for sustaining our ministry and most importantly, your partnership in the Gospel. It is never taken for granted.


  Raymond Stormes            Eric Foote

   Senior Warden                        Junior Warden


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