Tithes, Offerings and Stewardship

Periodic: “On the first day of every week”, 1 Corinthians 16:2

Personal: "Let each one of you", 1 Corinthians 16:2, "let each one", 2 Corinthians 9:7

Planned: "Put aside and save", 1 Corinthians 16:2, "do just as he has purposed in his heart", 2 Corinthians 9:7

Proportionate: "As he may prosper", 1 Corinthians 16:2

Plentiful: "He who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully", 2 Corinthians 9:6, "you will be enriched in everything for all liberality" 2 Corinthians 9:11

Painful: "Beyond their ability they gave of their own accord", 2 Corinthians 9:7

Positive: "Not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver", 2 Corinthians 9:7

 

Scrip

Scrip is a way to shop and help the church at the same time! St. Matthew has been able to raise up to $5000 for the Church from Scrip sales. One or two cards a week or a few a month can greatly increase the dollars that come back to the church from the scrip program. When using a specially purchased card from the SCRIP Chairperson, a percentage of your purchase comes back to the church. A variety of cards are available to stores in the church area and don't forget they can be available for large purchases too. The Scrip Chairperson is in the Parish Hall every Sunday between services to assist you with your scrip needs or questions. This is an easy way to conduct your regular shopping needs and allow a percentage to come back to the church!