It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up Ephesians 4:11-12
Every member of the body of Christ is a believer whom God has gifted for the purpose of ministry. Members are expected to take seriously their pledge of time, talent and treasure, to discover and exercise their spiritual gifts for ministry to the church and in the world. Our baptismal covenant calls on us to proclaim by word and action the Good News of God in Christ (BCP, 305). Scripture calls on us to use our talent in the service of others.
Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God. Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:10-11
Without you and your gifts and talent the church would not be the church. Serving God and the Church takes several forms: offering our professional skills, finding and using our gifts and skills for ministry, for the common good of the body of Christ.
There are many ways to serve God and the church by sharing your talent.
Pledge Cards - Pledge Cards are located in the rear of the church sanctuary. They may also be obtained from the Church Office - (301) 735-7717.
Stewardship of Talent (Service)
As individual as our own thumb print, each of us has been blessed with a unique blend of abilities and talents, so that we can use well our time here on earth. God gives us the talents to do many and varied thingsYour talents are wonderful and precious, uniquely your own. Do not let them go to waste. Talents do not wear out by sharing them with others. In fact, they usually are enhanced.When we share our time and talents to do God’s work in the parish, we also enrich ourselves by making new friends, learning new skills and experiencing joy and satisfaction.
God is counting on us. As St. Teresa of Avila reminds us, “Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” Knowing that He has abundantly blessed us, how can we refuse to use the wonderful gifts of time and talent that He has given us to do His work for Him?
Put Your Talents to Work