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Pastor's Perspective

February 2018

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Pastor’s Perspective

Lord, Our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build you a temple for your holy name comes from your hand and belongs to you.
-1 Chronicles 29:16


King David utters these remarkable words upon receiving the offering from the people of the nation of Israel to build the temple. David recognizes that the earth and all therein is God’s. We live in the abundance of God’s rich provision. We live with a created need to express our gratitude for all God has done for us.

This is why an offering is included in our worship. We give an offering as a concrete way to say thank you in recognition of God’s blessing poured out upon us. It helps to pay the light bill (and salaries of the staff of course!), but expressing our gratitude to God and our faith in God’s provision is supremely important.

It is the tradition in this congregation to celebrate Consecration Sunday on the first Sunday of February. This is an opportunity as a grateful response to God and an act of worship to turn in an estimate of giving card for the year. You do this as you come forward to participate in Holy Communion. Returning an estimate of giving card helps our church practice stewardship with excellence, but most importantly it aids each person in their own stewardship. Filling out an estimate of giving card provides an opportunity to reflect on what God has done in your life and how you have been blessed by God. Then, your giving truly becomes an expression of thanks and an act of worship.

I invite you to join me and the leadership of our church in worship on Consecration Sunday, February 4. Thank you for your generosity and faithful stewardship.

Grace and peace,
Ricky

Tags: consecration, giving, offering

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