Stewardship witness: Frank Borik

Hello Everyone, My name is Frank Borik, and I and my wife Stella have been attending St. Paul’s for 20 years this past August. When Pat Krader asked me to speak as a stewardship witness, I knew I had to do it. Quite honestly, I’m surprised I didn’t get asked earlier, and I said to … READ MORE…

Stewardship: Justin & Roland

Good morning, I am Roland Tactay. When Pat approached my husband, Justin Lewis, and me about sharing a lay witness about stewardship, we were a little taken aback, honestly. There were no wings of the cathedral emblazoned with our names; no stained glass windows donated by our great grandparents; and nothing that seemed extraordinary about … READ MORE…

Stewardship: Joanna Airhart

Good morning, my name is Joanna Airhart. I sit up there with the sopranos. This church is in my DNA. St. Paul’s was downtown in 1899. My paternal grandparents were courting, so my grandfather would walk my grandmother home after her choir practice. When I was 6 years old my mother brought me to St. … READ MORE…

Stewardship Witness: Pat Kreder

First I want you all to know that is has been a pleasure and a privilege serving as your Stewardship Chair. Three years ago when Penny asked me to take this position I had no idea what all was involved. I thought it was mostly planning the events for the annual campaign. But since then … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: The Desires of our Hearts

Now and then our lectionary provides a reading that lines up perfectly with what’s going on in the world or the church. We don’t pick the Scripture we hear on a Sunday: it is prescribed in a three-year cycle, and if we want to do something different we have to ask permission from the bishop. … READ MORE…

Ministry Impact: Showers

Uriah It is early morning on the second Saturday of the month and still dark. Shadowy figures line up out side the 6th Ave gate, bags of belongings by their sides. On any other day, in any other place you might feel uncomfortable passing them in the dark, but the volunteers at Showers of Blessings … READ MORE…

An Update on Stewardship Formation

A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about the Stewardship Committee’s decision to offer a financial literacy course: Financial Peace University.  The selection of that curriculum raised many questions and concerns!  Please rest assured that it is the intent of the Stewardship Committee to provide unity in our journey together as stewards, not division. Our … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Stewardship of the Kingdom

There is a story about a man who was a member of his parish, but who didn’t give anything to the church one year. When the priest went to check on him, he opened the door and asked, “Did you know that my son just wrecked his car and needs a new one?” The priest … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Courageous Journeys

The gospel lesson this morning presents a community in an in-between space. As lepers, these ten travelers were ritually impure. We don’t really know what leprosy meant– it was likely a combination of what we consider to be many skin afflictions today– but until the afflictions were healed the persons afflicted were prohibited from certain … READ MORE…

Stewardship: The Gift of Grace

Good morning. I’m honored to have been asked to speak about how St. Paul’s has aided my spiritual journey and why I choose to be generous to St. Paul’s. In thinking about what to say, I realized that the first part of this assignment is much easier than the second. I can – and will … READ MORE…

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