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Stewardship 2023: The Power of Wealth in Holy Hands

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth; that He may confirm His covenant, which He swore to your fathers, as at this day. 

Deuteronomy 8:18

In Holy Hands

During the last few weeks, we have been discussing the power God gives us through Word and Sacrament. Simple elements like water, bread, and wine – gifts in themselves – become life changing with God's Word attached. The Sacraments transform us to be agents of change – forgiving sins and ushering in the Kingdom of God. Simple elements, blessed by God, in the hands of the holy have power to save lives.

Likewise, God gifts to us many talents and treasures. We believe everything we have is a gift of God. Riches and wealth, though not a sacrament, does possess immense power in this life, both good and bad. However, In Holy Hands, wealth is a powerful instrument that feeds a hungry world, provides healthcare to the sick, educates the untrained, and shares the abundance of the creation.

To unleash the real power of the Sacraments is to share them with the world. In addition, sharing our riches, talent, and wealth can make powerful changes in the lives of others.

How will you share what God has given you first?

Stewardship 2023

Stewardship packets were recently mailed. If you did not recent one, please let the church office know. Included in the mailing is a pledge form giving you the opportunity to formally voice your financial commitment to Messiah Lutheran Church and its many ministries.

At November 13 worships services, we will return to God what He has first given to us. We will bring our financial pledges and gifts to the altar. Please bring your completed pledge form with you that day.

If you are unable to attend one of Messiah's worship services on November 13, you can drop off or mail your pledge to the church office. You can also go on Messiah's website and make your pledge through the donate portal or go directly online at the web address: Online Pledge 2023 (

Thank you for your continued support of Messiah Lutheran congregation and its outreach. It is through your holy hands that we together carry on the mission of the Church.

Doug Ruecker 

Messiah's Financial Secretary

PS: Click below to read a wonderful story about the power of generosity:

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