Stewardship is an answer to Jesus’ call to “follow me.”
We are collecting pledge cards at church; as we do, we see our “Tree of Life” come to life! Please mail to the church or place your pledge cards in the collection box, as well as your Time and Talent sheets. For each pledge, we will add a leaf to our “Tree of Life” display. The Revelation of Christ to St. John tells us that the tree of life in God’s new kingdom has leaves that are for “the healing of the nations.” Let us pray that each leaf placed on our tree will represent the growing ability of Zion Lutheran Church to bring healing to our own community and the world!
Stewardship is founded in love. Love for God and love for one another. We live in a society that tells us to define ourselves by what we own, buy, and consume. However the earth and all that is in it is the Lord’s. We at Zion enjoy participating in the local ecumenical ministerium where gifts of food and money blended with other local congregations provide help to those in need in the area. Our gifts are used where needed to support our congregational expenses and needs.
We have a responsibility to maintain the church, support our pastor and staff, and provide supplies and resources for our ministries. Also, our association with and commitment to the NJ Synod and Evangelical Lutheran Church of America enables us to assist in national and global needs.
Each fall we conduct our Stewardship Campaign, which ends with Commitment Sunday. On this Sunday members of Zion are asked to provide a Commitment for giving for the upcoming year. This is used to help determine the Church’s budget for the upcoming year – this includes salaries, capital improvements and other daily expenses.