In the life of the church, as in the life of every person, the question of how we can live within our budget comes up quite often. In fact, Jesus spoke so often on the topic of money, that it is a regular theme. The importance of Jesus’ teachings about money, however, rest on the use of that income to make the lives of oneself and others better. He wanted his audiences to grasp that money was an easy to recognize symbol of things of this earth, of things we can want, and get, and trade for. But the bottom line is that money must be put to the best use, or it becomes the focus of one’s whole life.
Open, O Lord, the eyes of all people to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works, that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, they may honor thee with their substance, and be faithful stewards of thy bounty.
In chapter 22 of Matthew, Jesus divides the tributes to be paid into what is Caesar’s and what is owed to God, based on whose likeness is shown. The coins are fine for Caesar, while the person, made in the image of God, the whole person, and all that one is, belongs to God. So, we may genuinely ask what we can give of ourselves, in addition to our annual pledge, that will be an offering of the parts of ourselves that were made in the image of God. In what ways do we reflect the treasures that God has given each of us that we can bring to the world around us, in His name, to serve our community?
Supporting Our Church
Mail a donation to us:
Church of the Mediator
P.O. Box 223
Harbert, Michigan 49115
Support Church of the Mediator through prayer:
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
– Mark 11:24
Support Church of the Mediator through service. Please speak with a Vestry member or other members of the church to match your skills and interests to the needs of the Church as well as the Harbor Country community.
Through Endowment Planning
When you or a family member wish to make a specific gift to Church of the Mediator, restricted or unrestricted, please contact the Senior Warden to discuss your wishes.
Through Estate Planning
When you or a family member wish to discuss how to include Church of the Mediator in your estate planning, please contact the Senior Warden to make your wishes known and how you wish to express those wishes in the Church’s future.
Come Visit Us!
We are part of a unique Lake Michigan community just a short drive from New Buffalo, MI on Red Arrow Highway. We are also conveniently close to another lakeshore community, Saint Joseph.