This prayer was chosen by Mother Kathy and used during the Offering on Ingathering Sunday. If you haven’t yet sent in your pledge for 2019, please do so as soon as possible. This is important for being able to have an accurate budget for next year.
Gracious and loving God, giver of all that is good and true and beautiful and life-giving. These cards represent our sweat; they represent our lives; they represent our dreams.
The pledges which we make on them are but tokens of the awesome gifts that have been given to us and they are pledged in thanksgiving for all that we have received, for all we have been inspired to be, for all we are challenged to become, in this place.
May they be the first fruits of all we have and not what we have left over, so that we may live out as best as possible how you give to us. May we see them as our offering to you: sacred, holy, yet earthy, filled with possibilities.
May we hold this image in our hearts and our minds, so as we watch our offerings each week come to your table, we can see our very selves being part of this offering. It is us on the table, living sacrifice to you. Amen.