Pathways to Generosity: Pray

You are encouraged to pray each day on our Lenten Pathways to Generosity. Use this time to pray for our church, congregation, and community.

 ~ Pray for God’s guidance in your spiritual journey

 ~ Pray for guidance of our ministries and wisdom in creating new ministries

 ~ Pray for our clergy and their families

 ~ Pray for our church staff and volunteers

 ~ Pray for our congregation

 ~ Pray that we welcome visitors and those seeking to know Christ

 ~ Pray for our neighbors and community and our outreach to those in need

 ~ Pray that the spirit of generosity will grow throughout our congregation 

God, help me to see all the blessings in my life.  I come to you with an open and grateful heart.  Teach me to be a good steward of all that I have.  Open my eyes and my heart to see all the opportunities around me.  Fill my heart and let me respond in every situation with an attitude of worship and a spirit of generosity. Renew my faith as I ask,

“God, where do you want me to be in My giving?”  Amen.

Parish Lenten Devotion

Download a pdf of the devotional book we are reading together during Lent on our Pathways to Generosity.

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24th Sunday after Pentecost – The Rev. Joe Cochran

Mark 12:38-44

As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

23 Pentecost – Stewardship is a spiritual discipline

November 8th – 4th Stewardship Sermon

Matthew 25:1-13

Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise replied, ‘No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

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