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From last week I recalled these words of Archbishop Douglas Hambidge. "something happens in the middle of our worship. We take two very familiar elements, and put them on the altar - Bread and Wine." These two items speak of God's love for us. 

There is, however, a third item that we place on the altar - our monetary offering. Many wonder why we break into our worship and "take a collection". Our "offering" is symbolic of who we are and what we're doing with our lives.

Archbishop Hambidge writes, "What really is money? It represents priorities and concerns' if represents how I spend my time. It announces, this is who I am, this is what I am doing with my life. This is what matters to me."

We don't take up collections in our worship. We more than collect money and bread and wine. We do far more than try to balance the budget. We make an offering of all we have and all that we are. And we receive the offering of himself - all that he has and all that he is. That is Communion; that is what we are about in worship."