Sunday Service Times with Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:30 a.m. (without music)

The Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00 a.m. (with music)

 

 

Support St. Luke’s

Stewarding Our Time

The most valuable things we have to offer is our time.  We encourage you to explore our ministry and volunteer opportunities and choose one or more that can best utilize your unique gifts. 

Making a Pledge Commitment To St. Luke’s

2018 Pledge Packet

2018 Commitment Card

We have been given the sacred task to carry God’s transforming love into the world. In the past year through our various ministries, God’s love has made a difference in the lives of many. We have seen the power of God’s transforming love in our community. Through our Holy Conversations this fall, we listened to each other and God, shared our stories and dreams and affirmed St. Luke’s as church committed to providing a welcoming sanctuary for all people, taking faithful risks to foster community and proclaiming God’s love through our words, deeds and relationships. We identified core values to serve as guideposts to help us live into these commitments and intentions. These values flow naturally from our mission statement: With Christ and In Christ, We Welcome, Collaborate, Celebrate and Grow. Over the next few months, the vestry will use these commitments and values to develop our priorities and plans for mission initiatives that will carry us forward and allow us to continue to proclaim God’s love while engaging the ever changing needs and context of our community and the world around us. As we look excitedly toward our future, there is one of our core values that I would like to highlight: Weaving our relationship with God into the fabric of our daily lives. I believe this is the fundamental value that will allow us to truly realize the fullness of who we can be, re-vitalize our congregation and transform our community. When God resides at the center of our lives and community, all things are possible. Towards that end, I would like to commend to you the time tested spiritual practice of tithing, the practice of returning a percentage of all you receive to God first as an acknowledgement of our dependence on God, as the source of all love, life and blessings.

This spiritual practice of tithing forms us as Christ-like people by

  • Aligning our actions and finances with our beliefs and values.
  • Cultivating an attitude of trust and abundance.
  • Reminding us that all things belong to and come from God.

As our spiritual practices deepen our individual relationships with God and foster our openness to God’s will in our lives, the power of God’s love will to transform our congregation and community will grow exponentially. A dollar given as a donation is worth one dollar. A dollar tithed to God is priceless because it comes with one’s complete commitment to a God centered life. With God’s help and your time and resources, we can continue make a difference in the lives around us. With your support, what is possible can only be limited by the dreams God gives us. Please consider taking a faithful risk as you prayerfully consider the time and financial support that you will commit to our ministries in the coming year. Thank you for prayerful attention and consideration.

Click Here To Download The 2018 Pledge Form:

Pledging at St. Luke’s: Questions and Answers

Why does St. Luke’s need me to pledge?

Like all financially responsible organizations and households, St. Luke’s  plans  our ministries and annual expenditures based on the financial and human we expect to receive. Your pledges represent the most significant source of income in our annual budget. We need your pledge so that we can plan and budget for our ministry with your generosity in mind.

How much should I pledge?

We encourage you to pledge an amount that represents a proportion of your income. While many people find a “tithe,” the scriptural ten percent, to be a helpful framework, you may find a different level is right for you. Whether you decide to pledge 2%, 10%, 15% or more, we are confident that you will experience spiritual growth from offering from your “first fruits” to further God’s work in the world.

What is a tithe?

A tithe is a spiritual practice  of returning a percentage of all you receive to God first as an acknowledgement of our dependence on God, as the source of all love, life and blessings.

This spiritual practice of tithing forms us as Christ-like people by

  • Aligning our actions and finances with our beliefs and values.
  • Cultivating an attitude of trust and abundance.
  • Reminding us that all things belong to and come from God.

.A dollar given as a donation is worth one dollar. A dollar tithed to God is priceless because it comes with one’s complete commitment to a God centered life.

What Is St. Luke’s Budget?

Click here to download our most recent budget and financial statements:

I usually put $1/$10/$20 in the offering each Sunday I’m there – isn’t that enough?

It is a meaningful spiritual practice to give something of what we have back to God’s work at each service, even if we pledge. Pledging, however, is a more conscious practice of giving and allows All Souls to budget.

Do I need to pledge in order to attend St. Luke’s?

You are welcome at St. Luke’s no matter what you choose to give in the offering plate or as a pledge. We do ask, if you believe in the work that this church is doing, that you consider pledging to sustain and expand our ministries. Many who pledge say that they feel even closer to this community by committing to help support it financially.

How do I pledge?

Pledge cards are always available at the office. Just leave us a message or send us an email and we will send yo a pledge packet. Pledges may be paid weekly, monthly or annually.

My employer makes matching gifts – will St. Luke’s accept those?

Absolutely! Please follow your employer’s process and if you have any questions contact our treasurer, Karen Poquette.