Stewardship Campaign - Week 4

Introducing Plastic Donuts

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On Sunday we were introduced to the book Plastic Donuts, by Jeff Anderson.

By now you should have seen your copy of the book in your church mailbox and heard about it through the Stewardship letter that went out Labor Day, as well as the most recent church newsletter. 

This book is written by a layperson and looks at the biblical passages, and concepts, involved with giving.  You’ll find it is an easy read of just over 100 pages. 

If you haven’t received your copy of the book, please contact the church office.  The book has been provided for each family at Pilgrim and is meant to help increase our understanding of stewardship principles as we continue to build support for our mission and ministry in 2016.

Thanks for your support of the Stewardship Campaign

Stewardship Campaign - Week 3


A homework assignment!

Matthew 25: 14-30          The Parable of the Talents

One of the Stewardship Campaign goals is to make sure everyone is able and willing to participate in the mission and ministry of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in 2016.  This week there is no formal presentation, however, there is a passage for consideration as homework. 

Almost 100 years ago, there was a professor at Concordia Seminary named Paul E. Kretzmann.  Online you will find Kretzmann’s popular commentary at

You can find many other commentaries that cite this parable as supporting a prosperity gospel, and still other commentaries clearly struggling with the punishment of the ‘poor’ servant.  This can be a hard text.

Kretzmann’s comments cut through some of that confusion and are a reminder that Jesus is instructing us that God expects His believers to be involved and do His work.  Not all have the same gifts, but all are expected to participate.

Next week we’ll be introducing a book that explores the concept of ‘acceptable gifts’.  Each family will receive a copy of the book and it will be available in your box in the Chervenak Celebration Center.

Thanks for your support of the Stewardship Campaign