September 14, 2020

Dear St. John’s Parishioner,

Our stewardship theme this year, “Faith-Filled Generosity,” is a call on each one of us to be “generous and ready to share,” so that our futures are secure and our lives are worth living. We are grateful to serve as Co-Chairs for the Stewardship committee, and this theme resonates deeply for us.

Without a doubt, this particular year has been a time when our strong faith and the presence of St. John’s has been essential. I (Kim) recall one Sunday morning, at home during the coronavirus pandemic, counting the minutes before my family would hear the comforting voice of our Rector during the virtual service (and see all the heart-felt messages on the live stream). Strong community, friendships, love, and peace are all valuable treasures that have been shared with us through St. John’s Episcopal Church.

St. John’s has been so generous to all of us, and now it is our turn. Whether it be sharing your time through service in one of our many ministries, supporting programs such as Kim’s favorite, Faith Cafe, during Sandwich Sunday, helping with Sunday School, or singing in the choir, there are many outlets at our church to share and be generous with your time and energy.

Please also keep in mind that St. John’s annual budget is generated based on pledge commitments made by you each year. Your monetary support helps the church so it can continue to support us and our ministries. This year, the church has really enhanced its technology tools, so now you have the option of pledging online. Our ask of you is that your pledge is both meaningful to you and generous.

Instructions are here: Pledging and Giving on Realm, and you can pledge or give online on our stewardship page here. The church has the ability to accept credit and debit card payments, along with checking/savings account payments, and even gifts by text.

If you need assistance with any of these giving methods, please contact our Financial Administrator, Laurie Lawther. Her email address is llawther@stjohnstampa.org and her office number is 259.1570, extension 4232.

Kim O’Brien                                                                                 Kevin Kellar
Co-Chair, Stewardship Committee                               Co-Chair, Stewardship Committee