For many years, we have kept this Sunday as a time of thanksgiving to God for his goodness to us in this past year and a time for looking forward to his leading for the next twelve months. It is a time of celebration and challenge as we consider how we will use our personal resources—time, money, energy, talents—to honour and serve the Lord.
Please pick up a Stewardship envelope before you leave church today and consider prayerfully the contents over the next month. Our Dedication Sunday is on 25 November—this is when we rededicate ourselves to the Lord’s service for the coming year. I hope everyone will be able to attend at least one service that day to make this rededication in person as a sign of our commitment to one another and to the Lord.