Prayerfully consider what God is doing in your life.
Prayerfully consider your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Prayerfully consider what St. Martin’s means to you and your family, and what St. Martin’s can mean in the Houston community.
Prayerfully consider what God has done in providing for your “goods and kindred,” and what you will return to Him.
St. Martin’s does not presume that if you have given in the past your prior pledge will continue to carry over. We need your completed, written pledge to ensure not only the continuation of our many ministries, but to enhance your personal Christian growth.
A Message from the Rector
What is asked of you? Simply, just a few things:
Pray. Begin in prayer. Please do not make any decision about your Stewardship Giving to the work of Christ in and through St. Martin’s until you pray. Pray and ask God to guide you in this important decision.
Pledge. Make your pledge to the Parish by filling out the pledge card and returning it to the Finance Office as soon as possible. The more pledges we have “in hand” in the days ahead, the better we can prepare YOUR church budget for the year ahead.
Proportional Percentage Pledging. The Biblical goal of giving is the tithe: 10% of one’s financial resources. If you have not yet achieved the tithe, choose a pledge that represents a percentage of your income (perhaps it is 1%, 3%, 7% or perhaps .05%). Then, year by year, increase your percentage proportionally until you reach, or even surpass, the tithe!
Pray. Once you have turned in your pledge, pray yet again. Pray that you can fulfill that pledge as the coming year unfolds and pray that the leadership of St. Martin’s are, as you have been, faithful stewards of the gifts entrusted to their leadership.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration and decision. May God bless you, and through you, may He bless our beloved St. Martin’s family.
The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.