Generosity’s Fair Balance

Generosity’s Fair Balance

Mill Plain UMC Sunday October 23 2022,
Generosity’s Fair Balance

Exodus 16:13-21
2 Corinthians 8:8-15

God Of Wonders
One thing Remains
He Reigns
Grace Flows Down
How Great is Our God
Not for A Moment
Seek Ye First

  Mill Plain UMC

Sunday October 23, 2022

Welcome Announcements

Song   God of Wonders


Call to Worship

Worship Assistant:  God is good, all the time!

People:  All the time, God is good!

Worship Assistant:  God is generous, all the time!

People:  All the time, God is generous!

Worship Assistant:  God is kind, all the time!

People:  All the time, God is kind!

Worship Assistant:  God is good, all the time!

People:  All the time, God is good!

Opening Prayer

Our God, when your people hungered in the desert, you rained down bread from heaven that they might eat, sufficient for each person; the one who had much did not have too much and the one who had little did not have too little.  They knew your fair balance.

The early Christians shared all things in common so that no one had too much and no one had too little.  They knew your fair balance.

Song One Thing Remains

Song  He reigns

Young Disciple’s Moment

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s prayer

In the Spirit of Generosity

SONG Grace Flows Down

Presentation of Offerings

Doxology How Great is our God

From the Hebrew Bible

Exodus 16:13-21

In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the number of persons, all providing for those in their own tents.’” The Israelites did so, some gathering more, some less. But when they measured it with an omer, those who gathered much had nothing over, and those who gathered little had no shortage; they gathered as much as each of them needed. And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over until morning.” But they did not listen to Moses; some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul. And Moses was angry with them. Morning by morning they gathered it, as much as each needed; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

New Testament

2 Corinthians 8:8-15

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something— now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. As it is written, “The one who had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little.”

Sermon Generosity’s Fair Balance


With grateful hearts, O God, we give thanks for the blessings you have given to us.

With grateful hearts, O God, we build a bigger table, that we may share our present abundance with other’s current want.  Help us to live with such generosity that the world may know your love.  Amen.

Song  Not For A Moment


The grace of Christ attend you,

The love of God surround you.

The Holy Spirit keep you.

Abound in hope and grow in love, both now and forevermore.  Amen.

Song Seek Ye First.


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