Shared during Sunday Worship on October 22, 2023.
Father in heaven, We thank you for revealing Yourself to us in creation.
We thank you for Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has died and rose again for our salvation. We thank you for Your Holy Spirit, who through Christ has granted us peace with God. Help us to submit to Your will, to confess our sins, and to love one another. Help us to worship You in spirit and in truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Call to Offering Let us be faithful stewards
of our time, our talents, and our money.
so that our treasure is in heaven
and our giving pleases God. With gladness, let us present the offerings
of our life and labor to the Lord
Dedication Christ has redeemed us by his blood.
But we do good because
Christ by his Spirit is also renewing us to be like himself,
so that in all our living
we may show that we are thankful to God
for all he has done for us,
and so that he may be praised through us.
And we do good
so that we may be assured of our faith by its fruits,
and so that by our godly living
our neighbors may be won over to Christ.
—Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 86