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Giving to God

1 Chronicles 29:1-20 Over the next few weeks we will talk, giving. Why? 1. We haven’t spoken about giving seriously for three years: and giving is part of Christian discipleship – true when times are easy or hard 2. We face significant financial challenges as a parish. On the negative side, this year St Peter’s has a deficit budget of about £10k, and St Mary’s of £16k. Unless our income across the parish increases by about 60%, then come September 2010 we may find ourselves with one paid clergy and some office assistance. On the positive side, if we can increase our giving to the general fund by 60%, then we could be in a position to employ a second paid member of the clergy or a business manager for SM and a parish community link worker, and maybe even a young person for a year. Today, we are looking at 1 Chronicles 29:1-20. King David wanted to build a temple for God. However God had told him that he was not to do it, but that his son would. So David does all he