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Ministry Spotlight: Stewardship

Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Stewardship Ministry. Our Ministry We are gifted by God with abundant blessings, and we strive to remind all believers of the additional blessing of returning a portion of these gifts to God through our…

The “But Why’s” of Life

The other day my daughter learned a new word. “Law.” As in “it’s the law.” How did we get to me teaching her a new word? Well, she is living into her newly minted 4 year old sense of independence. She knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like. And tells us about it.…

Lent 3 Preview

You shall have no other gods before me. –Exodus 20:3 At first glance when one looks at the 10 commandments, one may see a lot of “no” and “do nots.” It may sometimes leave us wondering what it is we can do. However, once we get past the “thou shall not,” we can see that…

Making the Most of your Giving

Are you nearing the age of 70? Do you have an IRA? What ways are you trying to faithfully give to your church?  Here’s some advice about how to give charitably and making the most out of it. As you know, and likely loathe, each year those over 70.5 years of age with Traditional IRAs…

Stewarding your Legacy

We all have been blessed with possessions that serve us in our lifetime, and we also have the ability to create a legacy through gifts that will touch the lives of many others after our earthly days. With strategic planning, we can greatly enhance our individual estate capacity to impact others. This can be done…

Continue your offerings through the summer

We wait all year for those “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” (as the old song goes), and then we fill them with vacations at the beach, camping trips in the woods and flying to far-off places. It’s no wonder that church attendance dips in the summer. But while you are relaxing, your church continues…

Five loaves of bread and two fish
The Mystery of Giving

“It is more blessed to give than to receive,” said St. Paul, quoting our Lord. How can this be? Jesus and His disciples withdrew to a mountain by the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The crowds followed them, for the Lord had just showered upon them the gift of His teaching, the gift of…