The Merriam-Webster definition of stewardship is “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care <stewardship of natural resources>”

From WIKIPEDIA – “Stewardship is now generally recognized as the acceptance or assignment of responsibility to shepherd and safeguard the valuables of others.”

Here at Reformation Lutheran Church, Stewardship is all of the above.  We strive to be good stewards in the use of the gifts that God has given to our congregation.  These gifts, which come in many forms (financial, time, talent, property, and faith), are used for the benefit of others.

Our outreach to those in need can easily be witnessed by our Community Clothes Closet and Community Food Pantry, but our outreach does not end there.  Our doors are open to other congregations that don’t have a home and we provide a roof for various support groups too.  We have established ourselves as a site for volunteers to come to while they help in the effort to help restore homes that were damaged from Storm Sandy.

We hope that our example of good Stewardship becomes contagious and that it will influence others to do good works as well.   How great our world would be if we would all take care of one another.

John 15: 12 – 14    

              “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.”