The ultimate purpose of our Church life is to be transformed from a human community into the Body of Christ. Stewardship is our response to God’s grace which moves us from a disconnected life to a life of gratitude. Just as we love because God first loved us (I John 4:14), we offer ourselves to the service of His people because God offered Himself in service to us. Through Holy Communion, we are drawn out of ourselves and embrace the mission of our parish: to bring God out to the world through the power He places within us.  When we understand the true meaning of the Holy Eucharist, we bridge the gap between liturgy and life, between the love of Jesus and our daily lives, between our beautiful theology and practical stewardship. As Eucharistic Orthodox Christians, we see the world as His gift to us. In turn, we offer the world back to God in thanksgiving, hoping that He will renew and transform the world though us His faithful stewards.

We hope that you will join our Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos family in renewing the world around us through God’s loving grace. Your thoughtful and grateful stewardship provides for our parish liturgical and sacramental life; ample educational opportunities; ministering to our youth, our families, the sick, the grieving, and those who seek God’s comfort; reaching out to those in need directly or through our Philoptochos, the IOCC, the OCMC, DCFS, and many other charitable organizations.

Let us strive to be good and faithful stewards of our parish, invite others to join us, and give thanks God as He transforms us and another and the whole world from glory to glory. Amen.