The “Outline of the Faith” in the Book of Common Prayer (the Catechism) says this on page 856:
Q. What is the duty of all Christians?
A. The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ;
to come together week by week for corporate worship;
and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God.
It is easy for us to become focused on keeping the lights on, meeting the budget, funding our ministry, to forget that giving is, first and foremost, a spiritual discipline. In a monetized society, the ministry of the church does require money. For Redeemer to be the sanctuary that we are called to be, lights do need to be changed, the heat does need to be on, but it must be more than that. Jesus tells us, “God knows that you need these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matt.6:32b-33).
Your questions are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 21, 2013, four members of the congregation talked to the community about different aspects of stewardship.
Steve Daniel, Liberating Decision
Eric Haskins, Why I Attend Church Each Sunday
Ann Walton, Opportunity to Show People the Grace of God
Emily Austin, The Unexpected
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.
The Episcopal Church welcomes you.