We have received everything as a gift (1 Corinthians 4:7).

Good stewards are people who realize that all we have is a gift, and live with a joyful sense of gratitude, rather than with the despair that inevitably derives from a sense of entitlement. Good Shepherd’s Stewardship efforts focus on helping stewards give thanks to God through how they use their lives, and by the gifts they share. That offering envelope in the plate is one way of saying, “Thanks, God.”