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Offering Invitations and Dedications

Use these offering invitations and dedications with Sermon Starters and Stewardship Seconds for continuity in your worship service.

September

September 1, Fifteenth after Pentecost

Invitation

Let us rejoice in all that God can  do through us! We offer these gifts and those given through PAR so that  God’s work in God’s world may continue. Some of that happens here in our community; it also happens elsewhere in Canada and around the world through our gifts to the Mission and Service Fund.

Prayer

Sustaining God, we thank you for helping us not to “give till it hurts,” but to “give till it heals.” We offer these gifts, and those given through PAR, in your name. Amen

September 8, Sixteenth after Pentecost

Invitation

God’s love is everywhere—let’s reflect it to others. We offer these gifts and those given through PAR as one way we pass on God’s world-changing love to others here in our community. Our gifts to the Mission and Service Fund also reflect God’s love across Canada and around the world.

Prayer

All-embracing God, we praise you for the blessings of love and care that we have received and for the opportunity to share them with others. We offer these gifts, and those given through PAR, in your loving name. Bless them in Jesus’ name. Amen.

September 15, Seventeenth after Pentecost

Invitation

God has blessed us with so much! We offer these gifts and those given through PAR so that others may be blessed as well. Local offerings support the ministries of this church to bless our local community; gifts to the Mission and Service Fund bless others across Canada and around the world.

Prayer

Generous God, help us to be faithful receivers and givers of your gifts. We offer these gifts, and those given through PAR, in a joyous response to the blessings we have been given. Bless them in Jesus’ name. Amen.

September 22, Eighteenth after Pentecost

Invitation

“You can’t take it with you,” the old saying goes. Instead, we share what we have with others in these gifts and those given through PAR. Our local offerings are shared in this community through the ministries of this church; our gifts to the Mission and Service Fund are shared with others across Canada and around the world.

Prayer

Enduring God, help us not to store up our treasure on earth, but rather to share it as we offer these gifts and those given through PAR. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

September 29, Nineteenth after Pentecost

Invitation

We are blessed to be the answer to someone’s prayers by sharing these gifts and those given through PAR. It may be here in our community or it may be elsewhere in Canada or around the world through gifts we give to the Mission and Service Fund.

Prayer

Generous and loving God, help us to see where there is a need and to fill it, through these gifts and those given through PAR. Bless these gifts in Jesus’ name. Amen.

October

October 6, Twentieth after Pentecost

Invitation

This week we give thanks for all God’s goodness in our lives. We offer these gifts and those given through PAR to share with others what God has provided, so that all may have enough. It may be here in our community or it may be elsewhere in Canada or around the world through gifts we give to the Mission and Service Fund. We thank God now with our offerings.

Prayer

Miraculous God, we give thanks that you have provided enough for all. In this season of sharing, may we learn to live with less, so that these gifts, and those given through PAR, may grow even greater in Jesus’ name. Amen.

October 13, Twenty-first after Pentecost

Invitation

If we were planting a garden, we would plant a whole row of seeds in order to get a full row of produce. Let’s plant lots of faith-seeds on the offering plates this morning.

Prayer

When we plant a seed, O God, we trust that something life-giving is going on in the dirt, even if we can’t see it. Bless what we plant today, and what has already been given through PAR, with your abundance.

October 20, Twenty-second after Pentecost

Invitation

What we say about God matters. If we say God will restore to us the years that have been ravaged by controversy and struggle, then folks ought to see this truth in us, and our giving will reflect it. The offering moment says a lot about what we believe about God. It is our theology. Let us give like it matters.

Prayer

God, we give our gifts with all the faith that we possess. This is our theology: that you will provide, that you will redeem, that you care, and you invite us to partner with you. May our gifts be used to share this good news with the world. Amen.

October 27, Twenty-third after Pentecost

Invitation

It might not look like much, that little beige envelope with your offering and your number, but it is profound. Your gifts have the power of incredible social change. Be profound... present your gifts. And thank you to those who give monthly through PAR!

Prayer

Our gifts we offer, O God, not out of duty or obligation,
But out of a deep longing to be part of your salvation.
Amen.

 

Last updated:
2013/08/29
Created:
2006/10/18

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