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Planned Giving

Jesus often talked about our relationship to the "things" we possess. In Luke 12:13-21, Jesus is asked about dividing a family inheritance. He replies with a story.

A rich man decides to build new barns to hold his bumper crop, then to "eat, drink, and be merry." However, "God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So it is with those who lay up treasure for themselves and are not rich toward God."

We are stewards of God's bounty. Caretakers. For a brief period, we are given time, energy, and resources. What we do with these gifts ultimately defines the character of our life and the depth of our spiritual understanding.

Planned giving, through the Charles Eldredge Society at St. Luke's Church, is one expression of the wise use of the personal resources God has entrusted to us.
To understand how you could maximize your help to St. Luke’s and to take further action, fell free to contact any member of the St. Luke's Planned Giving Committee. We will also be happy to connect you with investment advisors and tax attorneys if you are looking for recommendations.

Many thanks and God bless.

John Perry, chair
Ruth Batchelor
Pam Dresselhouse
Jim Rezendes
Jeremy Stowe


The Charles Eldredge Society recognizes parishioners who have included St. Luke's Church in their estate plans. The society is named after Charles Eldredge, who played a prominent role in the founding and leadership of our church back in the 1830s.

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