Avondale E-Worship
STEWARDSHIP
September 27, 2020
"A Handful of Rice"
Luke 16: 10-15

10 “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? 13 No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

The Law and the Kingdom of God
14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him. 15 So he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of others; but God knows your hearts; for what is prized by human beings is an abomination in the sight of God.
World Communion and Dedication Sunday
October 4, 2020

Next Sunday, October 4 is World Communion and Dedication Sunday! We invite you to stop by the Sacred Garden between 11 AM and 1 PM to receive Holy Communion.

Stewardship will also have a table set-up to receive your pledge cards if you have not already mailed them and a sweet treat to celebrate the dedication of our gifts to the church. Please take the next week to read the letter included in your Stewardship Packet, hear Rev. Jim Ewing's sermons on stewardship and prayerfully consider your gift to Avondale for the coming year.

Have you received your Stewardship Packet? If not, please contact the church office and we will be sure to get you one!

Submit your 2021 pledge card electronically!
Children's Moment
Parents, read over the lesson below and use it to stir conversation as a family!
Being Intentional
In todays message from Rev. Ewing we learn that God wants us to be intentional when using our time and talents and sharing our gifts with others. Do you know what it means to be intentional? To do something intentionally means you have given it thought and are doing it on purpose. God gave us time and talents and gifts for us to share with others and others have been given different gifts, they can share with you!

Spend some time as a family making a list of your talents, extra time and special gifts. Now look back on your list and think of ways you can be intentional with sharing those with others and who you could share them with!

Let Us Pray
Dear God, help me to be intentional in sharing my time and talents and gifts with others. Amen.
Member Care Corner
"Show You Care - Task of the week"
Todays sermon was focused on being intentional with your giving. Just as the children were asked to do in the children's moment, make a list of your time, talents, and gifts. In what ways can you share those with others? Who in the church could use your help and benefit from your talents and gifts?
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim.

Member Directory online...
For the updated password, email Caroline .
Prayer Requests

Lee Ballard; Michael Booher; Janet Harrison and family; Marilyn Nolan; Deidrea Pavlin; Floyd Privette; The Reed Family; Lyn Sweet and family; Merrily Watts;
Mission Corner
Come help our homeless neighbors in a safe and socially distanced way!

Roof Above is hosting 70 working, homeless neighbors at a dorm in Charlotte, helping to keep them safe from COVID. These men take their lunch to work and we are going to prepare a nutritious, bagged lunch for them!
Join us on September 30, October 28, and November 18 at 4 PM for this opportunity to serve our neighbors together!
We will gather in the Fellowship Hall with a table for each participant, socially distanced and with all the supplies you need. Masks will be required.
We will have a maximum of ten people at each session and slots will go fast--so sign up today using the tab below!
Offering
Your Avondale Pledge

For those of you who contribute to your pledge through the offering plate on Sunday, there are many opportunities to fulfill your commitment including, mailing a check, PayPal or a one-time or reoccurring bank draft. Drafts can be setup or changed at anytime. Please contact Jacqueline for more information.

Using the link below, you may contribute to your 2020 pledge or make a gift to the church.
Announcements
Every morning, Monday-Friday at 7 AM, we are joining on Zoom for a morning devotional and prayer. These last about 10 minutes with an opportunity for fellowship following. If you miss it, don't worry! A recording will be available on Facebook, instagram and our YouTube channel! The devotional follows along with Bob Goff's, "Live in Grace Walk in Love - A 365 Day Journey." The book is not required to participate.
No sign-up necessary!
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