Sunday, November 15, 2015

COMMIT: Giving ourselves to God

Today is Dedication Sunday at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church.
In worship, the congregation will be invited to Commit themselves to God.

Together as we worship, we will process forward and place our pledge cards of time, talent, influence, and money on a table. Our action is significant.

The table that will receive our commitments is the historic communion table of the congregation.  It dates back to 1834.  At this simple table, God's people have been nourished on God's grace offered in the broken bread and poured out cup reminders of Christ's sacrifice for us.

We return to this table of grace to dedicate ourselves, to commit to God, to say, "Thank you."

The question of stewardship is NOT:
How much the church needs to receive?
but rather:
How much do you need to give?

We give thee but thine own,
Whate'er the gift may be,
For all we have is thine alone,
A trust, O Lord, from thee.
May we thy bounties thus
As stewards true receive,
And gladly, as thou blessest us,
To thee our firstfruits give.

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