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275 Main Street • Corinth, Maine
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Wednesday Fellowship & Study Group
Wednesday Evenings at 7pm
Meetings held via Zoom
Bible Learning Adventure Station
Online Sunday school posted weekly
Notes from Steve:
(1 Chronicles 29:10-18, 1 Peter 4:7-11, Matthew 25:34-40)
What is our “Peter’s Principle?” It’s based on 1 Peter 4:10 which reads “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
This week our featured scriptures include a passage from 1 Chronicles which include the words of David as he lifts words of praise to God, and an acknowledgment of the people who are faithful in bringing gifts for the construction of the temple. It is important to know that the temple represented God’s presence in their community; in the same way-when we offer ministry to people in our community we represent God’s presence. The other passage is from Matthew, which highlights words from Jesus which include “whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.” These words emphasize the importance of our ministering to others.
Last week I promised I would share ministry stories from the past year made possible through financial gifts offered by our church family. Two examples include our ministry being made available internationally through denominational mission shares; an example includes connecting a young girl and her destitute family to medical aid offered by a medical house made possible through United Methodist finances. A more local example includes our ability to assist the husband of an ill wife and father of young children who were struggling financially because of his wife’s medical bills. We were able to offer assistance with gas and food, thanks to finances offered by the people of our church.
Other stories? How about me? Your pastor? Your generous stewardship allows me to have a salary, and provides a salary for others on our staff. Your stewardship makes Sunday school for our children possible; your financial gifts enable us to maintain our beautiful and historic church facility. The ministry made possible by the stewardship of finances would create a long, long list; I have highlighted just a few of them. In short, if I were to ask you what you appreciate most about being part of this church family, chances are very good that whatever you list is made possible by your financial stewardship.
As pastor, I want to personally thank you for your gifts of time, talent and treasure over the past year. It is my prayer that we will continue to be faithful with these gifts, in order that we might continue to follow….