Giving and the Joy It Creates
2 Corinthians 9:7
St. John's Lutheran Church 2019 Financial Appeal
We give of ourselves at St. John's because we, as humans, have a need to give. We are creating a culture of generosity here because our identities are centered in Christ, who has given everything for us. God has woven this gene into us, too. We also give because God calls us to live beyond ourselves and in service toward humanity. Sharing weaves us together as God's people and creates the basis for being a church. Our church, like almost all others, functions primarily because of the financial offerings we give and the time and faith we all share happily in carrying out the ministry of St. John's Church. Thank you for joining us in your own faithful, meaningful giving, as well.
Luke 12:34 – “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” If I put my treasure with Jesus and his work in the world, that will cause my heart to draw closer to Jesus. Conversely, if I put my treasure in things that have nothing to do with Jesus, my heart will be drawn to those things and away from Jesus.