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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

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Blessing of Offerings

Divine One: Bless these financial gifts, may they be given out of love. Bless our skills & talents, may they be used out of love. Bless this day, may we participate in expanding your love. Amen.

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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

Gifts & Tools

Holy Presence,     Touch us that we do your will,            using our Spirit-given gifts,               to live into your image.        Touch these gifts that they

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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

Carrying the Extravagant Love of the Cross

Gracious God, Bless these gifts, money, & talent. May they carry the extravagant love of the cross into the world. Amen

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Challenger of Our Ways

Gracious One, challenger of our constrictive human ways of love. Use these gifts to expand your circle of love. Amen.

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