A Reflection on Gratitude and Giving by Bill Balsanek
During the "Season of Giving Thanks" leaders in our Stewardship Ministry will be blogging each Wednesday about why they, with grateful hearts, contribute their time, talent and treasure to further God's work in and through St. Julian's. Below is this weeks offering by Bill Balsanek:
Stewardship @ Saint Julian’s: A way to give back our gifts, talents and experience community.
I feel stewardship is a calling from God to take the gifts and talents that he has bestowed upon us to help others and spread the love that he had given to us through is only son, Jesus Christ. Our gifts and talents can take on many shapes and forms such as singing, healing the sick or just taking the time to listen to someone in need. In my experience, or what my wife tells me, people are remembered in this world for what they do to serve others as opposed to themselves.
St. Julian’s is a family in which we support and care for one another. It is truly a wonderful feeling to come in for Sunday worship and be greeted by friends that are interested in us and our week. The love and community, at St. Julian’s, could not have been more evident than during the recent passing of my mother-in-law, Pat Coalter. Many people reached out to support us through a difficult time.
New and first time members are welcomed and encouraged to participate with us. In fact, everyone is welcome at St. Julian’s and that is why I choose to serve and worship at St. Julian’s. My hope would be for others to experience the love and friendship that was shared with us.