Every Sunday we pray the offertory prayer: “Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us – our selves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Council Corner - Stewardship - October 2019

Most Sundays we pray, “Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us – ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love”. Are we giving of our selves in a way that we ought? Are we giving our time in ways that are pleasing to God? Are we giving our possessions in ways that glorify God?

The rest of the prayer is, ‘Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord.” We know that Jesus died for us, to break the bonds of sin and death. So we are free to respond with eternal love and gratitude, giving of our selves fully for His glory and honor.

Once a month a committee highlights how we express God’s heart with our hands here at Calvary. Reflect back on what you have heard. Pick one or two activities that interest you and participate, get involved. Calvary has so many opportunities to make a difference, to name a few, feed the homeless, worship God through music, tend the property grounds, teach Sunday School, prepare the sanctuary for communion, and give financially. Bring your talents and resources with an attitude of praise for God.

Janet McCandless
Stewardship Council Committee Co-Chairman