"Being Made New"
From Stewardship Chair, Mary Crawford:
“In thanksgiving for the pledges you have already made, and in optimism for the pledges you will offer in the future, our Interim Rector and Vestry commend this prayer for your nourishment.
A Prayer for Considering Your Pledge
Gracious and Loving God, giver of all that is good and true and beautiful and life-giving; this pledge represents my life, my work, and my dreams.
It is offered in thanksgiving for all that I have received, for all that I have been inspired to be, for all that I am challenged to become. May it be the first fruits of all I have and not what is left over, so that I may live as closely as possible to how you give to me.
May I see my gift as my offering to you, sacred, holy, and filled with possibility. Guide my steps so I am a living offering to you and serve you with gladness each day. Amen.
The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, Bishop of Olympia (adapted)