Click to read the Combined issues of St. Paul’s Spire and Trinity’s Glad Tidings.
And welcome to our special joint stewardship edition of Glad Tidings and The Spire, 2020!!!
This is the last time I will be able to share the joy of stewardship with you and, with the help of our Stewardship Chairs, Margie Barnes and Sally Evans, and our editors, Tam Hernández and Carolyn Black, I am happy and grateful to get this cooperative edition out.
When the stewardship team and I met this September, we asked ourselves, “What are people feeling right now?” Our answer was “Separated, dispersed.” Our next question was “How are the Sister parishes living out the call to offer mutual support?” I have to admit, this last
question was asked without much confidence that any progress had been made in the area.
But then as we reviewed the past six months, we realized that each parish had benefited greatly from the strengths of the other. In fact, we had come closer by sharing administrative communication, knowledge of our people, physical space, artistic talents, computer program savvy, and liturgical leadership. So, these tough times have brought us together… made us
Of course, as intentional stewards, the next question your chairs raised was “How do we build on these learnings?” And so it was decided that, as stewards, sharing a newsletter and publishing the long awaited Joint Directory was the way to go.
Here you have the newsletter FROM THE SPIRE WITH GLAD TIDINGS and we hope you find it a pleasure. Very soon after this you will be getting the joint directory.
These new offerings come to you because their creators have shared the gifts which God has given them. Some have an artist’s eye, some are good evaluators, some communicators, some seek clarity on your behalf, and some (like me) are ponderers who slow things down. No matter, we all have had a role in bringing this to you.
As you read it, I ask one thing that you take a moment to consider your special gifts and then get ready to share them with us. As an update of that old war poster would say: ”The [Episcopal Church] needs you!”
Love you to the moon and back.