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…

Shaking Up Is Hard to Do!

As part of the natural life cycle of a parish, St. Paul’s has seen significant staff changes in recent years. Christine D’Amico left a growing Children, Youth & Families program to tend her equally burgeoning business at Open Minds Studio. After years of service, Christine Spalding began a well-deserved retirement. Chris Harris, nearly through seminary … READ MORE…

Stewardship Witness: the whole family

Hello, my name is Jasmin Kaeser and I have been a member here at St. Paul’s for about a year and a half, which is about as long as I’ve been in San Diego. Like many of you, I was raised Roman Catholic and have only recently come to call myself an Episcopalian. I grew … READ MORE…

Stewardship Witness: Saying “Yes”

When Terri asked me to do this, I said NO.  Over the years I have been touched and brought to tears by stewardship narratives of transformation from many of you, my friends. With brave hearts you have stood in front of us spilling the most personal spiritual biographies. And I don’t have anything like that. … READ MORE…

Stewardship Witness: Invitation to Journey

During Stewardship every year, we ask members of the community to share a little of their journey and tell us why they choose to be generous. I have not always been an Episcopalian, nor for that matter, even a practicing Christian. I was one of those people around the fringes—looking enviously at those who went … READ MORE…

To Tithe ….?

Around this time of year I usually start thinking about my tithe for the next year. When I was ordained in 1997 I ended my internal annual argument about whether I should tithe: in prayer, God made it clear to me that I should always take 10% off the top of my income and pledge … READ MORE…

Stewardship: a joyful noise!

Each of our Stewardship Receptions this year have been special — but Sunday night’s post-Evensong event in the Chapel was especially sweet as we were able to welcome The Rev. Canons Barnabas Hunt and Andrew Rank – the last two living members of The Society of St. Paul – and hear a hint of what’s … READ MORE…

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