Stewardship Prayer Of Dedication | Blessed To Be A Blessing

Good morning! We finished up our month of stewardship last Sunday with a celebration of our blessings. We used the UCC materials, Blessed to be a Blessing and – like last week – I wrote liturgy for the occasion. I used this after the offering was collected. Feel free to use/adapt!

Stewardship Sunday Prayer Of Dedication | Blessed To Be A Blessing
2014 (C) Sarah E. Weaver

We dedicate our gifts to you, O God.
May these gifts become tangible reminders of your blessings.
We dedicate our pledges to you, O God.
May we use them to be a blessing as a community of faith.
We dedicate our lives to you, O God.
May we be a blessing to others as we live out your call.
We pray that we will be good stewards of all that you have given to us.
We pray this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Stewardship Prayer Of Confession | Blessed To Be A Blessing

Good morning! We finished up our month of stewardship last Sunday with a celebration of our blessings. We used the UCC materials, Blessed to be a Blessing and – like last week – I wrote liturgy for the occasion. Feel free to use/adapt!

*Just a note – I used All Things Bright And Beautiful as the opening hymn!

Stewardship Sunday Prayer of Confession | Blessed To Be A Blessing
2014 (C) Sarah E. Weaver

God of blessings,
     you shower our world and our lives
          with your presence,
          with your love
          and with your guidance.
Yet so often we do not see you.
We focus on the things that are seen
     and not the things that are unseen.
We allow ourselves to be consumed by little annoyances
     and frustrating encounters.
Help us to pause, O God.
Open our eyes to see the bright and beautiful blessings that surround us.
Open our hearts to receive those blessings.
And open our minds to discern how we can be a blessing to those around us.
Amen.

 

Stewardship Call To Worship | Blessed To Be A Blessing

Good morning! We finished up our month of stewardship last Sunday with a celebration of our blessings. We used the UCC materials, Blessed to be a Blessing and – like last week – I wrote liturgy for the occasion. Feel free to use/adapt!

Stewardship Sunday Call to Worship | Blessed To Be A Blessing
2014 (C) Sarah E. Weaver

Children of God, today we gather and give thanks
for the ways that we have been blessed by God.
We are blessed!
We are blessed by God!
People of faith, today we gather and give thanks
for the ways that we have been blessed by our faith.
We are blessed!
Our faith showers us with blessings!
Body of Christ, today we gather and give thanks
for the ways that we have been blessed by the people around us.
We are blessed!
Our community surrounds its people with prayers, with love and with care.
Our congregation is overflowing with blessings!
Members and friends of the Rehoboth Congregational Church,
today we gather and give thanks
for the ways that we have been blessed by our church.
We are blessed!
Our church is such a blessing to so many people.
Let us celebrate 293 years of blessings through worship and praise.
Let us worship God!

*Obviously you would switch out “Rehoboth Congregational Church” for your community and “293 Years” for the number of years your church has been around!