Every year at this time we are asked to prayerfully reflect upon our financial Stewardship to the Parish by returning a Stewardship of Treasure Commitment Card out of gratitude for ALL of the gifts we have received.
This year we're doing it a little differently: because of the upcoming Archdiocesan Called to Serve as Christ campaign, we have made the decision to not have a formal pledge drive. Instead, with your permission, we are asking those that made pledges to simply roll-over their Stewardship pledge from last year to 2020. On the other hand, if you would like to increase, decrease or cancel your pledge or you did not make a pledge last year but want to this year, please fill out the pledge card available in the pew or go to https://www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=1132.
Please know, taking this step enables us as a parish to budget for the upcoming year. Just as each of us re-commits to Jesus' call again and again throughout our lives, we likewise reconsider our response to his call in how we participate in his Church.
We invite you to make a difference, to take a step towards realizing the design God has for our parish, our world, and for you.
Thank you so much for your faithful support of St. Joseph Church and our shared mission to do the work of Jesus and to make him known.
This is what Stewardship is all about. Stewardship is a way of life.
Our call to Stewardship encourages us to share our GIFTEDNESS - with no strings attached and no conditions.
Our parish is alive with over 80 ministries! These ministries cannot serve without your support of time, talent, and treasure. Your unique Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure help us spread the Good News of Jesus to our greater community in Issaquah and beyond.
What is the right amount to give? When you are at peace about the size of your gift - when you do not find yourself making excuses for its size (too big or too small) and you know in your heart that you have been honest with yourself and God - then your gift is the proper size. While God gives it all, it is your faithful cooperation with His gifts that enables us to do so much, from our service to the poor and most vulnerable, to formation and enrichment of our communal prayer & worship.
Everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God.
Five Principles of Stewardship
Planned: A decision that requires thought ahead of time, not giving merely what we have left.
Proportionate: Our giving is proportionate to how God has blessed us.
Sacrificial: We give back to God first, not last; giving up some of our wants and desires.
Thankful: Our offering is a grateful response to the immense love God has shown for us.
A Gift: Like any gift to a loved one, what we give is given without reservation or condition.