Stewardship, or giving, is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. Stewardship provides an opportunity to reflect on all we have received. It is an opportunity for us to take the time to "count our blessings" and prayerfully consider how to gratefully acknowledge those blessings. Our gifts are a return gift to Him who gives all things; a way to express joy for our place in the world around us and to show our gratitude for it. As we live our lives of stewardship we join together in faithfulness and obedience to use our time, talents, and treasure to further St. James' mission to know and serve God by serving others.