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Prayer for Pledge Sunday

Working, Saving, and Giving Lord,
You have called us 
   to be your disciples
   to go into the world proclaiming your good news
   and to care for lost, the least, and the left out.
Today, we are setting aside time for promises about our work, our savings, and our giving.
Whisper wisdom as we hold out our hands in hope, discern our part in your Kingdom work, and trust in you who gave all, Amen.

Call To Worship from Psalm 24

The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

except what I have in my wallet,

                                   except my nest egg,

                                   except my house payment,

The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.

forgive us Lord when we withhold

                                   forgive us Lord when we depend on ourselves

                                                      rather than you

                                   forgive us Lord when we neglect

                                                   to give thanks for the means you have                                                                                 provided.

The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.

Praise the Lord of All, the King of Glory!

                                                                -©2015 Nathan Decker, Worship’s Wake

Giving God Our Nothing (Call To Worship August 2014)

                   Once, Jesus and his disciples were in the world, doing ministry:

 

Lord, send this crowd away.  It is getting late.  We’re all tired.

Blessed are those who have set their priority on the Kingdom.

                   But Lord, they’re starting to get hungry,

and we have nothing to feed them.

Nothing?

                   Nothing?

Well we do have two fish and some loaves of bread.

                   That’s nothing when you give it to this crowd!

                   Give me your nothing.

Why?  What will it amount to in this world of pain and misery?

                   Give me your nothing.

Are you sure you want to get involved with the needy? 

                   You know they’ll just come back for more, following the bread crumbs.

                   Give me your nothing.

Jesus, if we give up our lunch, then what will we eat in retirement?

                   Give me your nothing.

Yes, Lord.

                   If we give God our Nothing, then Something Kingdom will happen.