STEWARDSHIP

2016

FAITH IN ACTION

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with great joy that the Board of our St. Sava Church greets you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  We rejoice especially as God has so greatly blessed us all with the new life that comes from our faith in Christ and our desire to follow Him, our love for God and for one another and our continued participation in the work of His Church.

 

As we approach the summer months, when many of us will be taking vacation, we are writing to share some of the joys and challenges that lie ahead. We want to ask each of us to examine how we may live up to the call on our lives t support and help our St. Sava Church. Our stewardship in time, talent and financial support are more than ever essential to the ongoing life and growth of our community.  Stewardship is “Faith in Action”! We encourage every member of the community to joyfully participate in this journey with thanks for past support and renewed energy and enthusiasm as we respond to God’s call on our lives. God WILL supply all our needs in Christ when we do this.

 

We need everyone to play an active role in the life of our Church and to do our part to make sure that our Church is doing well even when ourselves sometimes we are not able to attend. Please consider volunteering few days a year to help with property management tasks such as yard work, cleaning and setting up for Sunday Liturgy and rental events, Sunday lunch and so on.  Please also know that the monthly fixed costs for the church are now approximately $20,000 per month.  We especially need to maintain our offerings during the summer when a large number of our families travel out of town for their annual vacations and ask that you consider making your contributions regularly.  You can make your regular weekly or monthly contributions by mail or if you would like via bank or credit card, forms (attached), or using your automatic bill-pay account that you can set up online with your bank by adding St. Sava Church as your new payee and selecting your contribution amount and weekly or monthly delivery.

 

All contributions are tracked and recorded.  Contributions during the life of our mortgage will accrue and those over $10,000 by the settling of the mortgage will be acknowledged on a commemorative plaque permanently mounted in our St Sava church. We are planning to publish individual monthly contributions to stewardship as well as overall funding progress starting in June, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

 

Over the last 10 months, we have furnished our new St Sava Church with fully subscribed offerings. We have had a glorious and joyful celebration of the Consecration of our new St Sava Church with no less than 5 bishops over 20 clergy members and around 600 people who attended this historic event! We have celebrated Christmas and Easter together in our new surroundings and joyfully welcomed their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine to our church for Divine Liturgy and banquet where we raised $5000.00 for orphaned children. Our Church continues to do its mission successfully and we need your support to continue to do so.

Thank you again for your outstanding support for your St Sava Church.  May God bless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you and may he lift up the light of His countenance upon you and give you His peace!


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STEWARDSHIP

Please join Church Stewardship and help your St. Sava Church fulfill its mission. Let us use our God-given Time, Talents and Treasures to glorify God and provide a bright future for our children and generations to come. We thank you for your support!

We welcome all visitors to our St. Sava Church.  Let us be attentive and respectful in the Church “for the Lord is in His Holy Temple.”  Service books are available at the entrance to follow along with the Liturgy.  Please silence all cell phones so that our minds and hearts may be turned to God.  We invite you to join us for family lunch & coffee served every Sunday in the fellowship hall following the Liturgy. Welcome!

 

A note regarding Holy Communion:   Only those baptized Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and confession may participate in Holy Communion.  We invite all, however, to venerate the cross and receive the Blessed Bread which is distributed at the dismissal.  Preparation for receiving Holy Communion for healthy adults should include fasting, being on time for the start of the Divine Liturgy, praying the pre-communion prayers (see the Service Book), and abstain from all food and drink from midnight before the Liturgy. Children, elderly, pregnant, or ill parishioners should consult the priest. After receiving Holy Communion, we should stay in Church until the conclusion of the Liturgy.  If you have questions, or if you would like to become a steward of the Church, please feel free to speak with the priest after Liturgy.

Our Church building provides restroom facilities, but please be respectful and only use them as a necessity during the service or use the church hall facilities.  Parents, please accompany your young children to ensure proper use and care of restroom facilities. Thank you!

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT OF YOUR ST. SAVA CHURCH STEWARDSIP AND BUILDING FUND!

HVALA SVIMA KOJI DOPRINOSITE ZA STARATE~STVO I GRA{EVINSKI FOND CRKVE SV. SAVE!

 

WE INVITE ALL OUR ST. SAVA CHURCH FAMILIES  TO JOIN US  IN REGULAR WORSHIP ATTENDANCE AND REGULAR GIVING!

WE NEED OUR CHURCH AND OUR CHURCH NEEDS US TO BE ACTIVE!

ПОЗИВАМО СВЕ НАШЕ ФАМИЛИЈЕ ДА СЕ УКЉУЧЕ И ДА БУДУ РЕДОВНЕ НА БОГОСЛУЖЕЊИМА И ПОТПОМАГАЊУ ЦРКВЕ!

 

 

 

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