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Offertory Prayers and Invitation 2018

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for August 2018

Holy God, source of all good things, you have blessed your children with many gifts, and each of us can serve and help build your kingdom here on earth. We know at times we have denied our giftedness and dismissed the impact our gifts can have. As we ask you to dedicate our tithes and offerings today, we remind ourselves that you seek not only that we open our wallets but open our hearts and our whole being to the work of making your love and compassion the norm, not the exception in this world. We pray this in Christ’s name. Amen. (Ephesians 4:1-16) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for August 2018 »

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for July 2018

God of power and might, you bring forth life in the midst of death, healing in the midst of disease, and hope in the darkest places of our despair. You reach out for our hand, that we might be made whole, but also that our hands might bring healing and life to others. May the gifts we offer to you this morning bring life and healing to your children, both near and far. We pray in the name of your Son, our life and our healer. Amen. (Mark 5:21-43) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for July 2018 »

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for June 2018

Holy God, you call us by name and invite us into the life of faithfulness and obedience. When we don’t hear your voice or let other voices drown out your call, you still persist. As we offer our gifts this morning, may we bring not only our wealth but our whole lives to your altar, ready to listen to where you would send us, for the sake of your Kingdom and Christ’s coming. Amen. (1Samuel 3:1-20) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for June 2018 »

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for May 2018

O Lord, you are the victorious King! You have revealed your victory over death through Jesus’ resurrection. With joyful songs we rejoice in your marvelous deeds. Let our voices and actions reflect your saving power. Use our gifts to help more people to know your steadfast love in Christ, until the day when this world is made new in your kingdom. Amen. (Psalm 98) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for May 2018 »

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for April 2018

Glorious God, we rejoice in Jesus’ victory over death! You raised him up to live forever. He left behind his linen wrappings-- the shroud, his grave clothes. Robed in white, Christ leads us from darkness to light. Help us to follow him, leaving behind the things of our past that obscure our horizons. We dedicate these offerings as tokens of the breaking dawn of Christ. May our gratitude shine forth by joyfully giving of our earthly goods. Amen. (John 20:1-18) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for April 2018 »

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for March 2018

Gracious God, we praise you! You revealed your love for the world in Jesus’ self-offering on the cross. It is a mystery: the sinless One died to save guilty humankind. We are grateful that you speak by your Word and Spirit, through pastors and teachers, to help us receive this gift. May we live with a deeper understanding of true foolishness and wisdom. We present our offerings to you, so that those who are weak in the world will be made strong through our church’s ministries. We pray in the name of Christ, who died and is risen indeed. Amen. (1 Corinthians 1:18-25) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for March 2018 »

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for February 2018

Everlasting God, you are kind and trustworthy. Every day you graciously provide what we need from your abundance. We are grateful that you bring healing and hope for our life as individuals and as a faith community. Accept these monetary gifts and offerings to strengthen our church’s outreach to our neighbors. May more people come to know you and your love through our ministries. We ask this in the precious name of Jesus, our Savior. Amen. (Psalm 147) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for February 2018 »

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for January 2018

Everlasting God, you love all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. You have demonstrated your great compassion in Scripture and history. Thank you for calling us to actively show compassion and uphold justice as members of the church of Jesus Christ. We are grateful for opportunities to extend your love through the ministries of our congregation. Use our gifts and offerings to help our neighbors who are in need of tangible goods and your Spirit’s peace. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. (Psalm 72) Offertory Prayers and Invitation for January 2018 »

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