O Lord, you are the good shepherd! Your son Jesus laid down his life for all who belong to you. Thank you for nurturing our life and sustaining our faith. In gratitude, we want to help others to know your love. Open our ears to listen to your voice. Open our eyes to see our brothers and sisters in need as sheep of your flock. May our tithes and offerings give voice to Christ's love for all people, especially those who have gone astray. Amen. (John 10:11-18)
April Offertory Prayers were written by the Rev. Rosanna Anderson, Associate Director of Stewardship Ministries at Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Strategy, a Reflection on 2 Corinthians 4:1-2
Although Paul is very irritated by the inroads that the super apostles have made into the congregation at Corinth, he is not disheartened nor is he going to imitate their methods. "We're going to rely on the truth," he tells them.