metzinger-baptism-10-24-10-008.jpgLast week, we celebrated a big day at St. Nicholas. We welcomed Grace and Kathryn Metsinger into the household of God through the sacrament of baptism. We also kicked off our 2011 Stewardship Campaign with our “rally-themed” Ministry Fair.

We were reminded that baptism is the ultimate act of stewardship, as Grace and Kathryn’s parents, Jackie and Chris Lintner, who were given these children to care for, offered up them to the glory of God. All things come from God and as such, we are called to give a portion back to God in gratitude and generosity, including our money, our time, and our talents.

New pledge cards were given out to the congregation, which included commitments for time, talent, and treasure. If you missed that Sunday, we are mailing out remaining pledge cards to those on our contact list this week. If you haven’t received a pledge card by Sunday, be sure to pick one up in the narthex while you’re there. You can return your pledge card any time between now and November 21, when we will give thanks for all that we have received. You can put your pledge card in the offering basket or you can mail it to the church. Please say your prayers and decide how you will commit to St. Nicholas in the next year. If you have any questions or are struggling with stewardship in any way, including your finances, your time, or your talents, please contact Fr. Jeff. You can also donate through PayPal at any time at the top of this page.

Here are pictures of the day, thanks to Lynn Hall.

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