Moses said to the whole Israelite community,
“This is what the LORD has com-manded: From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering of gold, silver and bronze; blue, pur-ple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; ram skins dyed red and hides of sea cows; acacia wood; olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breast piece.
“All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded…”
Dear All Saints,
We ask your prayers and commitment for the financial support toward the work and ministry of All Saints’ Church.
First, we thank all of the faithful people who have contributed to our Church over the past years.
Without you the message of the Good News of Christ would be impossible. For those new to our congregation historically we have asked for an estimate of what you discern you can give in the coming year. In doing so we can better plan and move forward with confidence in God’s provision.
Please pray, asking the Lord what your commitment will be, and together we will present our offerings to God.
Why do we give?
The Scriptures speak a lot on the issue of money and how it can either free us or become an obstacle to our spiritual growth.
Jesus is clear that our giving is a statement about whom or in what we put our trust. Giving, or what we call stewardship, is at its core a faith issue.
The above scriptures from Exodus (I encourage you to read Exodus 35 and 36 on your own) are perfect examples of how God feels about supporting the ministry of His Church.
The people of Israel have just been set free from bondage in Egypt. They are about to embark on a 40-year journey to the promise land and God assured them that He would travel with them.
God commanded them to build a tabernacle or temporary dwelling place for Him.
Notice that the tabernacle would not just fall from the sky, but God commanded the people to build it and maintain it.
Principle one: God asks us to be active participants in all of His work. He commands the people to willingly offer gold, silver, bronze, and all of the material necessary.
Where did the people get all of this stuff? It came from the spoils given to them by the Egyptians.
Principle two: God supplies all that we have. He then asks that the people with skill step forward and make everything.
Principle three: we are to be good stewards of our time, gifts, and talents also.
What was the result?
Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses’ presence, and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work on the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.
All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD. Exodus 35:20-22.
Notice that God did not force them to give, but they gave willingly.
We believe that it was because the presence of God was very important to them as it is for us. It was so important that they were willing to sacrifice their time, talents and treasure for it to happen. Is our church, along with its ministries and its future, important to you?
Is it worth setting aside a portion or percent-age of all that God has given to you for the work of God? We pray that it is.
The Vestry of All Saints’
Options for donating…
Fill out our pledge card & bring it by the church, or mail it in.
There are no options for online donation at this time.
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