Why We Give
“All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.”
Those familiar words of Scripture—and our Prayer Book—remind us that everything we have is a gift. Whatever we give to God is already God’s, it’s on loan to us. We’re just returning it with a heart of gratitude.
Christian stewardship begins with this transforming truth. It compels us to give of our time, our unique skills and talents, and our money. It’s just what Christians do. It’s how we find freedom and true joy. We invite you to give to God’s work in and through the many ministries of Saint Luke’s Parish. We’re proud of the work we share, the immense difference this faith community makes in the lives of all of us who call Saint Luke’s home, and in the lives of our neighbors both locally and around the world.
How Much Should I Give?
The answer to that familiar question is, It all depends...on how much God has given you. Being a faithful steward means taking account of all we've been given, and giving back a generous share. The Biblical standard of giving, and the standard established by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, is the tithe - ten percent. It's an intentional gift of a part that represents the whole. "Love so amazing, so divine," we sing, "demands my soul, my life, my all."