“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life. — 1 Timothy 6:18-19 NRSVA
Please scroll down this page for letters, testimonies, devotions and details about the Stewardship 2021 Campaign.
From Father Paul: When we set “Faith-Filled Generosity” as the theme for this year’s stewardship campaign, none of us could have known what this year would be like. This theme speaks to us in many ways in the midst of the unusual year we find ourselves in. Just over six months ago, we were placed in a position that the Church has never been placed into before as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and shut our doors. These last six months have been difficult and trying on so many levels, but the incredible generosity and support of ECA parish members has kept us going. I am reminded of Paul’s letters to the church, where he addressed the church during a very difficult time period of their faith. Similarly, it feels as if the Church and religion in general has been under attack in so many ways these last few months. I am looking forward to bringing ECA back together again, united and stronger than before COVID-19 restrictions separated us apart from one another. I do not know where 2021 will take us for the new year, but one thing is for certain; I look forward to sharing in the abundance of God’s blessings and grace that has been bestowed on ECA due to your faith filled generosity and support.
Each year, we make an appeal to ECA members to continue to financially support our ministry and mission, both faithfully and generously. I am overjoyed at the generosity of the people of ECA because of the abundance of grace and love we share among one another.It is my hope that you are able to witness, in some shape or form, the benefits of your pledge and the faith filled generosity we can share in our community and the world. The Vestry and I ask for your continued generous financial support so we can continue to live out our mission statement in bold, new and exciting ways. “Our Mission is to bear witness to God’s love and invite, encourage, and prepare God’s people to share that grace with others.” During the next few weeks members of ECA will share written reflections on how the light of Christ has blessed their lives and impacted their stewardship. Please think about these things, and when the time comes for you to make your commitment, remember God “is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” (2 Cor.9:8) To God be the Glory!
As we continue our walk in these uncertain times your continued financial support is necessary and essential.
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A Testimony Letter from Wanda Ziembinski: When I was asked to do a testimony for our annual Stewardship campaign, I had to really stop and think. Our theme this year is “Faith Filled Generosity”. But how do you keep the faith in a year filled with so much stress and anxiety? Of course the easy thing to say is just put all your faith in God and everything will work out. But I believe it has! We all have learned to adapt, not only in our personal lives, but also in a way that allowed us to keep our commitment to everyone at ECA, as well as our community. He has shown us how to accomplish many things, and while doing it, we are all stronger, more resilient and connected than we have ever been before.
This, however, still didn’t answer the question about my own personal faith. The Lord directed my thoughts to the piano I recently donated to ECA; and my faith and trust in Him when I was stressed out and didn’t know what to do. God provided a plan for me to be able to decide what to do, and also to figure out how to bring a piano from NY to Georgia during a pandemic. My faith not only gave ECA a beautiful piano for everyone to enjoy, it gave me an even better gift. Every Sunday I get to picture my friend sitting at the piano very happily playing along with Joe. The more I thought about it, the more I realized my faith brought me many gifts this year, for which I am very thankful. I hope everyone will look into their hearts and see the many gifts you have received and also be thankful.
Faith Filled Generosity TENS Reflections
- October 4 – The Rev. Ed Gomez
- October 11 – The Rev. Melanie S. Donahoe
- October 18 – The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce
- October 25 – Rob Townes
- All Saints Day – Mary MacGregor
- November 8 – The Rev. Matthew Woodward
- November 15 – The Rev. Chris Harris
- Christ the King – J. Davey Gerhard