10 a.m. Worship
A welcoming and loving community
bound together by a common faith
in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Jim Reid, preaching
October 26, 2014
Giving Thanks to the Source of Life
2 Corinthians 8.1-7
This Sunday will be Consecration Sunday, when the people of Church of the Hills present pledges of financial support for 2015. A biblical model for consecration is in Deuteronomy, chapter 26, where Moses speaks to the people of Israel when they are on the verge of entering the promised land. When they enter the new land, he calls them to consecrate the first fruits of the harvest in thanks to God. They are to do this because God has made their new lives possible by liberating them from slavery in Egypt. We can also remember all the healing ways God in Christ has made our lives possible through liberating us from various kinds of bondage, giving us purpose and providing a supportive community of faith. In thanks for all God has done, we have the opportunity to present our pledges for 2015.