The Reformation began when Martin Luther argued that the centrality of grace and faith must be shown in all that the church proclaims and does. We continue to be challenged with how we live out grace and faith.
Another word for this is stewardship. Stewardship is not simply about our money. It is a way of life. Stewardship is the way in which we use all that God has entrusted to our care so that we can love God and our neighbor. Stewardship is about living a generous life.
So this month, we invite you to think about stewardship by hearing some “visitors” from another time and place. For four weeks at the beginning of worship, we will be visited by four figures from Reformation history. Come listen to what they have to say. Let them challenge you about how you use and give all that God has given to you.
And then consider your response to all that God has given you. Consecration Sunday will take place on November 12th during the youth and children’s performance of “Martin and the Doors.” As the youth and children share their gifts and talents with us, consider how you will share your gifts with Epiphany as we continue to proclaim God’s grace for the world.
October 8th: Giving with John Wesley
October 15th: Giving with John Calvin
October 22nd: Giving with Philip Melanchthon
November 5th: Giving with Martin Luther