An excerpt from Fr. Daniel found in this year's Stewardship Report:
I am proud to present to you our 2017 Stewardship Report that features the concept of alignment as a way to understand what is at the heart of Christian community living and discipleship. At the same time, I am very excited to debut our new parish vision statement which comes to us as the fruit of almost two years of heartfelt reflection.
May you find within these pages a celebration of the fruit of your gifts of time, talent and treasure in the past year – a sure sign that we are moving into alignment with God in the concept of giving. On behalf of our community I thank you for your generosity. At the same time, our vision reminds us that our work of being Christ to others is not accomplished until all hearts are transformed. There is still an aching need for peace, justice and care of creation. With that in mind, I ask you to prayerfully consider the ways that your gifts to God and to this faith community may reflect a true, biblical perspective of tithing, a ten percent return to the Lord, as a joyful response to the ways you have been blessed. Christ, who poured himself out for us, is a model of perfect giving, demonstrating that God will never be outdone in generosity and promises His faithful the following, through the words of the prophet, Malachi:
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Put me to the test, says the
LORD of hosts, and see if I do not open the floodgates of heaven for you, and pour down upon you blessing
without measure! (Malachi 3:10).