(Stewardship Corner Guest Author Rev. Karen)
Beloved, let us love one another… 1 John 4:7
Last summer, when your Stewardship Team took up year-round stewardship in earnest, they began with stewarding our parish relationships. Members of the team called all of our parishioners (if you didn’t get a call, we don’t have good contact information for you!) simply to tell you how grateful we are for you and your participation in the life of St Barnabas! Those calls were a small, but important way for us to love one another, something Jesus asked of us over and over again. Sharing our gratitude for each other is one of the many ways we can steward our relationships, one of the many ways we live into our vocations as Christians by sharing God’s love in the world. In this month when we celebrate love, we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day, and want to say once again how grateful we are for you!