Our legacy of Eastern Orthodox Christianity is born on the Love of God and the roots of His plan of redemption and life for Mankind even from the Garden of Eden. We cannot receive the fullness of God's love without also giving it to others. That is how Stewardship works: all that we have has been given to us by God.
We will be judged by how we manage His gifts: our Time, our Talents, and our Treasures.
Jesus is the vine, and we are the branches (John 15:5). Without Christ in our midst we can do nothing of value. The Church is the body of Christ. Thus, it is through the Church that our Stewardship bears fruit.
The theme ("I am the vine; you are the branches") as seen on the Gospel Book on Christ's lap is a translation of these very same words in Greek surrounding the Royal Gate of the Sanctuary in our church. Just as the branches wind around the entire Nave of the church and into the Narthex, so the seven initial core branches of the Logo's vine reflect our preliminary Stewardship outreach into and around the life of our community and its parishioners.
As we respond to God's call and actively participate in the life of All Saints Parish, the vine will grow into new areas and future ministries, honoring God through the fruit of the Spirit reaching out from our parish.
Just as the golden halos in our Iconography remind us of the light of Christ shining through the lives of the Saints, so also, the golden band surrounding the Logo reminds us of the light of Christ shining into the community around us as we work together for the glory of God.
The Stewardship Ministry Strategic
Planning Committee would like to thank Mrs. Lea Delaveris
for the final design of our ministry Logo.