David S. Bell

Senior Design Partner

Offertory Prayers

November 22, 2015 – Christ the King Sunday
Great and Glorious Savior, we listen attentively to your voice.  We place our trust in your truth and grace.  We generously give in gratitude for your truth in our spiritual journey.  We pray that these monetary gifts may help others to see your kingdom, to draw closer to you, and to find ultimate peace.  We pray in the name of the One who sustains us throughout life’s journey, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  Amen.  John 18:36; Revelation 1:8  

November 29, 2015 – First Sunday of Advent
O God, we offer you these gifts and tithes.  We pray that these funds may abound in love for one another throughout the world.  Strengthen our hearts in holiness as we faithfully give, so that our ways may be directed by you.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.  I Thessalonians 3:9-13

December 6, 2015 - Second Sunday of Advent
Gracious and Giving God, we once again prepare for the birth of your chosen Son.  Through the voices of prophets and preachers, you have been heard in the driest deserts and the steepest valleys.  Unfurl our hearts and open our minds so that we may hear your salvation story anew.  Giving this money is a worshipful gesture of our unending alleluias to you.  We dedicate this offering to your Kingdom work.  Amen.  Luke 3:1-6

December 13, 2015 - Third Sunday of Advent
Lord of Light, you gave yourself to this world by the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ.  We thankfully rejoice and praise you for your peace and light shared with all nations. Now, center us on the King of Glory during these prayerful moments of giving.  We present these gifts as your humble and willing servants in the name of the One who comes to us anew, Jesus the Living Christ.  Amen.  Philippians 4:4-7

December 20, 2015 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
God of Glory, we eagerly anticipate the joy-filled celebration of Jesus’ birthday party.  We recall now in the quiet recesses of our minds the thrill of receiving your message of salvation.  As we open ourselves again to this holy wonder, accept these generous gifts.  May the ministries that these gifts support invite others to receive the saving message of the Christ Child.  In His name, we pray.  Amen.  Luke 1:46b-55

December 24, 2015 - Christmas Eve
We celebrate the birth of the Holy Child!  Although born in humble surroundings, Jesus’ presence surrounds all who call upon his name.  The hope born in a manger long ago is birthed again.  We gratefully offer these financial gifts as a way to provide hope for all God’s children. We rejoice in knowing that your ministry is strengthened by our gifts and prayers.  We pray in the name of the Babe in the Manger.  Amen.  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

December 27, 2015 - First Sunday after Christmas Day
King of Kings, we join the angels in singing your unending praise.  You alone created the universe in all of its glory.  We present these gifts knowing that they will be transformed into ministries of Good News.  Bless this offering so our giving honors your glory.  In the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, we pray.  Amen.  Psalms 148 

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