Over the last several weeks you have received letters and heard Sanctuary announcements about Consecration Sunday and the celebration luncheon. In the last two days I have heard stories of individuals who have felt guilty about their inability to give financially to God's work -- in one case I heard a very funny story of avoiding a home visit that was seeking a financial pledge to the church. That will not happen this year as part of our stewardship campaign. No one will visit you at home seeking a financial pledge.
The focus of Consecration Sunday in general and my sermon this week comes to us from Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth. In very brief, we are invited to "give only what you have decided in your heart to give for God loves a cheerful Giver."
If you are planning to worship with us this weekend, I invite you to join me in prayer. I invite you to specifically ask God what he would have you give to the many excellent Ministries and Missions that are supported by our Church. If you are undecided about your church attendance this weekend, please know that there will be no pressure - only an invitation and opportunity to participate in what God has been, is doing and will continue to do in and through us here at MPC.
I hope to worship a risen Lord Jesus with you this weekend!