The earth is the LORD’S and all that is in it,
the world and all who dwell therein. – Psalm 24:1
We have been talking about stewardship in our Minutes for Ministry and in formation for the past few months because we are in the season of budgeting for the church’s programs, facilities, outreach partners, and several other things that St. Peter’s does and supports. I’d like to highlight an aspect of stewardship that we don’t always discuss and that is the second half of the verse above. We are required by our Lord to help care for the earth, the world and those who live in it.
One way to do this is through our discipleship: actively inviting more people to experience the love and joy and goodness of St. Peter’s. We owe it to our friends and neighbors to share with them the good news of Christ through our worship services, our formation programs, and our in-reach and outreach opportunities. I try to always tell young people that I meet about our wonderful youth program: the loving, giving youth leaders that serve here, the beauty and spirituality of our liturgy and music, and the comfort of our loving church body. St. Peter’s and the Journey to Adulthood program can give unchurched teens the chance to learn and grow in ways that will contribute to successful, giving, nurturing adult lives; something that the world needs a lot more of. In so doing, we will care for St. Peter’s, for God’s people, and we will increase the resources available, to widen our good work in the world and care for each other and our facilities.
Join me in inviting others to experience what we have. Bring a friend to St. Peter’s soon and you will be adding to your good stewardship and caring for the world and all who are in it.
Lyn Holt, Director of Youth Formation