January 18, 2019

Dear Fellow Stewards and Friends of St. Paul’s,

I can’t say it enough, so here it comes again.  Thank you to all of you that have pledged, you have done the work we have asked of you.  The Vestry came to us with a big goal, and I am happy to say we are at 96% of that goal. Somehow or another, there are still a few of you we have not heard from, so this is your chance to push us over the top.  If it is in your heart to pledge for 2019, no matter how much, please click on this link and we will get an email with your pledge details.  We just need to know the pledge amount, and then let us know if you have a pledge number or not.

Last month I noted how typically at St. Paul’s we focus on Stewardship with a fall campaign, but it is important to remember that as Stewards, the act of giving is a year round process. Collectively we have risen to the challenge and met our commitment of treasure for our 2019 campaign, but it’s also about contributing our time and talents to support the mission and ministry of the Parish. Outside of the financial burden to operate St. Paul’s, there is an immense amount of work that needs to be handled by all us. 

At the recent Feast of the Epiphany, Father Wallace spoke of the pilgrimage the Three Wise Men made to worship and pay homage to the little Child. They brought gold and frankincense: we bring our treasures in the form of our pledges; we use incense as an integral part of our services and give of our time by our presence in church at mass each week to worship Christ.  

If you have a particular talent or even the desire to lend a hand, there are a variety of ways that you can help out. There are Guilds for Lectors, Acolytes, Ushers, Sacristans, Hospitality, Adult Christian Education, Saint Francis, Intercessors, Open Door, Technology, and Communications. We have a Search Committee, Fund Raising Committee,  St. Paul's Archives, Parish Choir and Sunday School, all in need of our support, and oh yeah, a Stewardship Committee.  The gift of your talent is exceptional and unique as it is something that only you can give. If you have questions about any of what I have noted above, speak with me or someone on the Vestry, and they will point you in the right direction.

I again invite all of you to stop by the Parish Hall and visit the Stewardship Board. This board belongs to all of us, please share your stories. On Sunday the 27th we will hold our Annual Meeting immediately after mass; please try to attend, it will give you a better understanding of how the Parish works; you will also be able to hear from some of the Guild heads. Please continue to let us know how best we can engage your talents. I am confident that your talents will help us all to become better Stewards, ultimately further growing our Parish.

Patrick Faw
Chair, St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

Nick Mancino, Sheila Read and Francis Rivera
- St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
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The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim  
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist

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