Thanksgiving and offering are key to the understanding of Christian Stewardship. All we have comes from God, and we give thanks to Him for all the blessings He bestows on us. As Fr. Schmemann wrote in For the Life of the World, our human role is to offer back to God in thanksgiving, all that He has given to us. By understanding that we are accountable for what we have received, we work and multiply the seeds God planted in us, and we offer them back to Him.

At St. Innocent, we want to build up the Church, we want to preach the Gospel to all people, and we want to give a witness to Jesus Christ through our ministries.

The most important way of being a Christian steward is through worship and participation in the Divine Liturgy. 

Fr. Alessandro blessing the 2015 Pledges
However, we are also called to contribute to the work of Christ with our prayer, our skills, our time, and our financial support, following the principle which the Apostle Paul presents to us in his First Letter to Timothy: "As for the rich in this world, charge them neither to be haughty, nor to set their hope on uncertain riches, but on God who richly furnishes us with everything we enjoy. We are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, liberal and generous, treasuring up for ourselves a good foundation for the future, so that we may take hold of the life which is life indeed" (1 Tim 6:18-19).

Our gift is a thankful response for God's many blessings. The Scriptures teach, "All shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that He has given you." Deuteronomy 16:7. Everything we have is a gift from God and we respond by returning a portion of our wealth for the work of His Church.


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Understanding Stewardship Through the Eucharist

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