INVITATION TO THE OFFERING
God is the giver of all good things,
the one who fashioned each of us with unique gifts
that together make the Body of Christ whole.
In gratitude for all we have received,
we offer our lives back to God — we share our time, our skills, our money
and in so doing, we say “yes” to God’s invitation
to join in Her Kin(g)dom building work here on earth.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
All that we can offer you stems from your generosity.
May the gifts that we return to you
become a blessing for your whole community,
enriching and empowering us for the work to which you call us.
God of plenty,
Bless these gifts, and the ones who gave.
May our circle of giving and receiving draw us close
with each one’s gift cherished and each one’s needs met.
O God who gathers more, and still more, people to your table —
a table that is not contained by our one church, but extends
across varied worship spaces, across diverse cultures and communities —
bless the gifts that each of us brings today.
May they strengthen bodies and nourish spirits,
and be used for your glory.