We would like to thank our 2016 Stewards, for their love and commitment to Christ’s Holy Orthodox Church in the Antelope Valley:
We Are Bearing Fruit For God In This World – And God Is Glorified!
At the Last Supper, as we read in Chapter 15 of the Gospel of John, Jesus instructed His disciples, “I Am the Vine; you are the branches.”
He was telling us that the purpose of our abiding in Him is that we may bear fruit for God in the world. “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit…” (John 15:8).
Just as the vine bears fruit only through its branches, so Jesus has chosen to work in the world through us. We are the members of His body – the branches through which the Vine must bear fruit.
We do bear fruit when we serve and support God and His Church!
Excerpts from Department of Stewardship, Outreach, & Evangelism
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Sylva Robinson, Stewardship Chairman