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Jan. 16, 2008

Living in Abundance: Jesus, Money and Faith (Session 2 of 3)

A three-part series of Bible lessons about stewardship. The second session looks at how Jesus talks about money and faith. Living in Abundance: “Jesus, Money and Faith” Opening Prayer: O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what
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Jan. 16, 2008

Living in Abundance: Perspectives from Classic Texts in Scripture (Session 1 of 3)

A three-part series of Bible lessons about stewardship. The first session looks at how Genesis uses words like “image of God” and “dominion” to talk about stewardship. Living in God’s Abundance: Perspectives from Classic Texts in Scripture Opening prayer God Almighty, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Grant us, we pray, to be grounded and settled in your truth by
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Nov. 19, 2007

The Pastoral Stewardship Letter

This is an example of a stewardship letter sent by two pastors to congregation members.  The letter includes prayer, biblical reflection, thanksgiving, personal testimony, a bold ask and information about how to make a commitment. The Pastoral Stewardship Letter Dear Glenn and Rebecca, We dare to pray this prayer with the belief that this is God’s hope for each of
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Aug. 06, 2007

Edythe’s Gifts: Three Stewardship Skits

Have you ever found a gift that was so perfect for someone that you couldn’t wait to give it to them? Now contrast that with a gift you’ve given out of a sense of obligation. It’s a little like what a woman named Edythe experiences in the stewardship skits that follow. Each year, as she considers her annual pledge to
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Oct. 12, 2004

A Liturgy for God’s Word

Here is a litany to be used when pledges are being received during worship.     A Liturgy for God’s Word Includes the reception of pledge cards Exhortation P. The Lord God in his goodness has seen fit to call us together as the Church of Jesus Christ in this place. In our history of being God’s people of the
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Nov. 14, 2002

Fifteen Stewardship Songs

Glenn Evavold gifts the church with stewardship songs. Below are the texts to these songs.  Contact Glenn Evavold for more information on the songs and permission to use them.    SONG TITLES: GIVING TO GOD FAITHFUL STWEARDSHIP GOD KNOWS THE MUSIC OF OUR HEARTS GIVE TILL IT FEELS GOOD WALK THE WALK, TALK THE TALK WHERE MY HEART IS THAT
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Aug. 23, 2002

Offertory Prayers

Prayers to be used during the offertory each week. Sample offertory prayers for September 2002 Sept. 1, 2002 Blessed God, you have called us to contribute to the needs of the saints and to extend hospitality to strangers. Hallow these gifts that they may be a blessing to many in your name. Amen. Sept. 8, 2002 O God, we confess
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Apr. 10, 2002

Preaching Themes for Stewardship

Preaching themes for stewardship – a compilation from Dr. Steve Ramp.
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Apr. 10, 2002

God’s Plan, Our Future, Our Hope

God has a plan for us. We have to face the future with hope. A sermon for All Saints Day 1999. God’s Plan, Our Future, Our Hope Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen. Three boys were talking about their dads and what they did for a living. The first boy says, “My dad writes a few things on