I have already received several questions pertaining to my sermon Sunday, May 18th, in regards to what exactly I meant by not being volunteers but rather stewards. So, I am attaching an article that discusses this topic more in-depth than I was able to in my sermon. Basically though, we are all stewards of God's creation...not by choice or to feel good, but because we are called to rule over the earth. Stewardship recognizes that everything belongs to God. Volunteering says that our time/talent/treasures belong to us and we choose to give some away.
Senior Pastor at St. Peters. God has given me a wonderful wife and 4 God fearing children. I graduated from Concordia St. Louis Seminary in 2009 with a Masters in Divinity.