Based on Luke 12:13-21
Holy God, you have told us not to build bigger barns for our crops, but to share. We offer these tokens of gratitude for all you have given us, and ask you to send them to those whose barns, bellies, or hearts need filled. Amen.
Heavenly Lamb who is our Shepherd, we joyfully look forward to the day you wipe every tear from our eyes. Until that day, we will tend your sheep. Like Dorcas, we offer our gifts to you to be used for caring for others. Bless everyone who receives, gives, and witnesses generosity in your name. Amen.
Offertory prayer on Ruth and Naomi
Merciful God, you have told us to go the extra mile and to pledge to one another ‘Where you go, I will go.’ We pray today for all who seek safety and ask you to use these offerings to provide places of refuge. Bless us with the strength to walk with our neighbors and strangers in their journeys questing after you. Amen.
Holy God, we offer you today these gifts. You have told us to be salt – salt to season the world. Let these gifts be manna, bread from heaven, to give all people a taste of your love. Amen.