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Stewardship

You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV) 
 
Online 2018 Commitment/Pledge Form
 
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2018 Commitment/Pledge Form
  

   Stewardship 2018
Pathways to Renewal” is our 2017-2018 theme that serves to ground our mission forward in discipleship, ministry and planned initiatives, including a future capital campaign that will inform our commitment to a building remodel project.
 
Discipleship:
There is opportunity for engagement with committees, groups and the mission of this church and investment in Christ’s work. This engagement is what stewardship and discipleship are all about. 
 
Ministry:
We have engaged a consultant - the Joshua Group - to work to develop a vision of Strategic and Transition Planning for Saint Andrew’s. The Joshua Process will serve as a map for us in defining our strategic vision, where we want to go as a congregation, as well as inform our next steps in pastoral transition and ministry. Your engagement and participation are encouraged. 
A Purpose Mapping Team has been formed to guide the Joshua Process. Members of this team are: Bill Brueggemann, Brent Hicks, Dana Nasby, Lois Nelson, Steve Gustafson, John Andresen, and Jessica Allen. 
 
Building:
Congregation leadership is taking the next steps in informing and educating the congregation on our proposed building remodel. We will lay the foundation for preparing for a congregation vote on a capital campaign, but not without your help, questions and engagement. Come to the "Pathways Hub" in Room 212 to see information, drawings, and plans for the remodel.
The Pathways Hub is a center for conversation and to share questions and insights - please join us there!
 



Stewardship 2017

We focused on being "DiscipleFIT" and what "Discipleship" means at a personal level.
We strive to:
• Be a Christ-like person
• Focus on Christ, avoid Earthly things (recognize that Christ is bigger than ourselves)
• Constantly learn and deepen our faith
• Witness and not fear talking about God—have courage to live in Christ 
 
 

 
Throughout 2016-2017, we had many opportunities to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically.
  

May 1 - September 4, 2017: Walk to Wittenberg
  
All teams arrived in Wittenberg and three teams had enough miles to do the round trip back to Bellevue! Collectively we recorded 141,700 miles. Amazing!! Read more at walk.SALChome.org 
 
This was a congregation-wide program for physical, mental, and spiritual growth; a “Fitness and Witness” program to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. 
 
Teams of 10 people competed to rack up “miles” that counted towards our virtual race to Wittenberg. They walked, ran, biked, exercised, did yard work, etc. to accumulate miles.
    
2017 is the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther wrote the Ninety-five Theses, challenging the practice of the Catholic Church with respect to indulgences. Luther sent the Theses to Albert of Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, on October 31, 1517, a date now commemorated annually as Reformation Day. Luther may have also posted the Theses on the door of All Saints' Church, Wittenberg, probably in mid-November.   
   
November 2016: Paracord Bracelets
The Human Resources Committee, high school youth, and the congregation made paracord “survival” bracelets. The bracelets were sent to Operation Gratitude, who will include them in care packages going to troops, to veterans, and to first responders. The bracelet gives the person wearing it 7.5 feet of strong paracord to use in an emergency, and lets service men and women know they are cared for, remembered and appreciated.
Spiritual Growth comes from contributing to the welfare of others with these bracelets. Mental Growth comes through understanding how a series of knots and wraps can make the bracelets, and also through understanding of how they can be used in the field. Physical Growth ties into the relationship between focusing on the act of making something and the stress relief that can provide.
  
Epiphany 2017 (January - February): Memorize Bible Verses
During Epiphany, the Communications Committee invited everyone to grow Spiritually and Mentally by memorizing Bible verses.
Suggested verses:
Baptism/Forgiveness: Mark 16:15b-16; John 14:6; Luke 5:20
Grace: John 1:14; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:17; Acts 4:33; Romans 6:14
Psalms: Psalm 19:34; Psalm 23:1-3; Psalm 51:10; Psalm 91:11; Psalm 107:1
Mercy: Psalm 23:6; Matthew 5:7; Luke 6:36; Isaiah 30:18a; Romans 9:16; Zechariah 7:9 
Peace: Psalm 29:11; Philippians 4:7; Psalm 4:8; John 20:21
Faith: 2 Timothy 4:7; Ephesians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 5:1
Love: John 3:16; Luke 10:27; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Psalm 103:8; 1 John 4:19; Colossians 3:14
Salvation: Psalm 18:2; Luke 19:9; Acts 4:12; Romans 1:16; Philippians 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57
 
 


Stewardship 2016

Our theme for 2016 is "Challenge 2016" challenging us to be Christ in the world and to respond to God's grace. 
 


Commitment Weekend was Saturday-Sunday, November 14-15, 2015.
We welcomed Pastor James Johnson of Saint Luke Lutheran in Spokane.   
 
  

Stewardship 2015

Your Stewardship Team is about the work of creating a path for year-round Stewardship Emphasis. Think about the portrait of a Biblical Giver: intentional, regular, generous, first, proportional, cheerful... "God loves a cheerful giver."  2 Corinthians 9:7b
 

Ministry Emphasis.... every 2 months, we highlighted an area of ministry in our church.


Ministries

 
August and September 2014:  Building and Property.  Every home needs upkeep and renewal. 
~ Building and Property welcomes the congregation's help to complete projects around the church and to bring in commonly needed supplies: 300-watt clear light bulbs, 90-watt Par 38 light bulbs, paper towels, carpet shampoo.

October and November 2014Christian Education, Youth and Family Ministries, Worship and Liturgical Arts. These are the heart of our lives in Christ in this place as we gather, to be encouraged, and equipped, to be sent into the world to lift high the Cross of Christ and to spread the circle of life and love to the ends of the earth.

January 2015Finance. Our Finance Committee hosted two Sunday morning sessions in January to review and answer questions about the proposed 2015 Current Fund budget. This committee meets monthly to review the financial records, and works continually to maintain best practices and improve reporting to the congregation.

February and March 2015Outreach and Servant Ministries. Out of the center we live our faith and celebrate it through intentional, caring service, while growing in Christ. We are about collaborative impact on a local and global scale with core values of: Housing, Hunger, Education, Global Missions, and Local Missions. In February, we hosted a welcome event for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) CEO and President Daniel Speckhard, and are gathering items for LWR Personal Care Kits. In March, we learned more about our global impact in Tanzania.

April and May 2015Health and Wholeness Ministry, whose mission is "To be a Christ-centered partnership of health professionals and other members of Saint Andrew’s committed to promoting spiritual, physical and emotional health and wholeness."  Weekly bulletin inserts highlighted our volunteers and ministries.






Stewardship is about discipleship! It is a celebration of God's blessings, recognizing God as the creator and giver of all that we have and are, and then serving Him as stewards of his gifts through our time, talent, and treasures.

Throughout our history, the people of Saint Andrew's have loved and served the Lord, as they have answered the call to Gather, Encourage, Equip, and Send God's people. We have grown in size, but remained a place of hospitality, grace, and hope grounded in God's word. Empowered by the Holy Spirit we have built a church, financed building projects, birthed a low income housing group, supported youth mission trips, sent missionaries to Africa, fed the hungry, provided shelter for the homeless, cared for the sick, and equipped our members in the faith. We continue to steward what God has given us as we commit our time, talent and treasures to Him.

Opportunities to share the gifts God has given you through His ministry at Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church are indicated below.


The Gift of Your Time
How will you support the mission and ministry of Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church with your Time and Talent? Complete the online Time and Talent Survey!

The Gift of your Treasures
How will you support the mission and ministry of Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church with your Treasures?

Planned Giving - Endowment Fund

Pledge Form -
Print and complete the Commitment/Pledge form, and place it in the offering plate during a Sunday worship or mail it to the church. This form has places to indicate your commitment to our 2016 Annual Fund; OR
Submit your confidential pledge online.

Online Contributions
Saint Andrew's invites you to consider using our online giving program!
It allows you to make one-time or recurring donations from a checking or savings account. It is convenient and safe. Check it out by selecting the "Donate" button!





Share the Vision! Be the Life! Mission and Ministry Campaign
In Fall 2010, this was our stewardship focus as we sought pledges to both our 2011 Current Fund and to a 3-year commitment for funds to hire an Associate Pastor, retire our debt, and invest in some facility improvements. Visit our campaign webpage for more information.