Consecration Sunday

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 29, 2015, is our Consecration Sunday. Consecration Sunday is GGCC’s annual stewardship campaign to support the mission and vision of the congregation. But mostly, it’s an opportunity for us to grow spiritually.

What does consecration/consecrate mean? Here are a couple of definitions I’ve found.

Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word consecration literally means "association with the sacred". (Wikipedia)

Consecration, in general, is an act by which a thing is separated from a common and profane to a sacred use. (Catholic Encyclopedia)

Consecrate: dedicated to a sacred purpose (Merriam-Webster)

Consecration is not giving to God, but taking hands off what belongs to God. (unknown)

I guess for me, Consecration Sunday means that God is inviting me to look at money in a new way. Am I letting money get in the way of remembering that all I have is a gift from God? Consecration Sunday is freeing me to really believe that God’s mercy, grace and provision is mine.

I hope you’ll join us tomorrow on this sacred day: Consecration Sunday, Palm Sunday, and the beginning of Holy Week. Cindy Del Hierro, founder of our partner Confluence Ministries will be our special guest at 9 and 10:30. All of it – including the events later in the week of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday – lead us to really celebrate Easter. Oh, and there’s a lunch tomorrow at 11:30 that you won’t want to miss.

"I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." - Martin Luther

Grace and peace,

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