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Revised Common Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year A, April 30, 2017
Just like on that Emmaus Road, Jesus is still showing up and bringing people moments of poignant clarity that can be fully expressed and shared only in the telling and recounting. It happens in many ways both great and small, ordinary and miraculous, but no matter how, when, or where, rest assured that your witness to how you have encountered Jesus is enough and needs to be shared. (Photo: Jaymis Loveday, Creative Commons)

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‘Thinking About Stewardship’ Lesson Series

For folks who an in-depth understanding of stewardship and how it relates to theology and church life, here’s a wonderful free series of six lessons that provide everything you need! Each lesson begins with a 15-minute video talk from Dr. Joel Biermann of Concordia Seminary and has a study guide to let you take it from there! (Photo: Bill Hillegas, Creative Commons)

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Subversive Generosity

Through the discipline of generosity we engage in the subversive kingdom ways of Jesus. The kingdom of God is more than just a simple reform of a flawed system. Jesus is calling us to move beyond mere improvements to existing structures, governments, economies, and cultures. The kingdom of God is an entirely new way to live. It is altogether separate and requires new rules and governance. [From the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary] Photo © laurent hamels – Fotolia.com

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Assemble a Great Stewardship Team

OK, so you’re the stewardship chair and you don’t know where to begin? After a good, long prayer, look for the folks who will do the work with you. Not just anybody. You want folks who have the skills you need to get the job done, and done right. And how might you go about recruiting them? Terry Parsons, the late Stewardship Officer for the Episcopal Church, has some great ideas.

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