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Offering Ourselves in Worship

*Call to Worship Come and worship! We come to praise and worship the Creating One, the Loving One, the Almighty of Now and To-Come! Bring your offerings! We bring our love offerings to our God as we take our love

Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 4, Genesis 4:1-16, Invitation to Offering, Old Testament, Uncategorized

Offering Invitation: Eye on the Sparrow

Keep your eye on the sparrow! Keep your focus on God’s unfolding realm on earth. Keep your heart open allowing it to spill all over everyone you meet. If you have a financial offering, place it in the plate but

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In the midst of struggles

Offering Invitation In the midst of struggles, God is present. In times of grief and times of weariness  and tragedy God weeps with us. When we fail to be the people we know we should, when we sin, God’s grace envelops

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Offering

Hopeful Commitment

An Offering Invitation: Beginning our story of faith anew, we look toward love incarnate. The human Jesus will feel all the same feelings that we feel, that is, of course what incarnation means. The baby Jesus, felt hunger crying out

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Offering: Promises & Signs

Invitation There are many signs we claim for our faith but ultimately it is our active love that reveals who we worship. As the plate comes around commit to give of your whole selves. Give of your talents and material

Posted in Days of the Church, Exodus, Exodus 12:1-13, Exodus 13:1-8, Invitation to Offering, Lord's Table, Offering, Old Testament, Prayer of Dedication, World Communion Sunday

Promises

Invitation to Offering God promises much to humanity and we often turn the other way. As the plate comes around commit to give of your whole selves. Give of your talents and material possessions to the Church with the expectation

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Offering Invitation & Dedication

Invitation We sing our praises to the Lord, for God is good and worthy! We give our whole selves — our talents and material possessions — to the Church with the expectation that they be used to further God’s dream for

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Waves of Love & Commitment

Invitation God’s breath sustains the ever-creating universe. Divine love rode the waves with the baby Moses and is with you in every joy, heartbreak, and challenge. Let God’s love move you to commit to use your talents and financial resources

Posted in Exodus, Exodus 2, Exodus 2:1-10, Genesis, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Invitation to Offering, Isaiah, Isaiah 43, Isaiah 43:19-20, Offering, Old Testament, Prayer of Dedication, Uncategorized

Birth Pangs & Midwifery

Offering Invitation The mother’s labor is beginning. She screams out at the birthpangs. We join in chorus, “the world is coming to an end!” forgetting that new life is born out of pain.  Choose to be a part of the new

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Lent, Mark, Mark 13, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37, New Testament, Offering, Prayer of Dedication

Lead Us Toward Your Will

  Offering Invitation Lead us not into temptation, but toward your will. Lead us not into temptation, but to the sharing of our gifts. Lead us not into temptation, but to love through actions and through how we spend our

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Matthew, Matthew 6, Matthew 6:7-21, Offering, Prayer of Dedication
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