Sunday September 26th Newsletter

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Sunday 26th September 2010


Stewardship Sunday


It is the time of the year again for us to review our giving to the church and also to look at our time spent focusing on the Lord, focusing on our relationships with others and the gifts God has given to us.


Ps 24 – ‘The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.’ We are called in this world to be good stewards, good managers of all that God has entrusted to us at all times.   Below are prayers to ponder on this week:


Partners of Love


We love because you first loved us

We give because you gave yourself completely

We worship because you showed your very nature

We live because you died instead of us

We share because your care surrounds us all

We love because you first loved us.

© Frances Ballantyne

Divine Exchange


Jesus we thank you.

In your generosity, you became poor for us

In your giving, you became empty for us

In your grace, you became nothing for us.

You became poor, for us to become rich

You became empty, for us to become full

You became nothing, for us to become something

Jesus we thank you.

© Frances Ballantyne