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REFORMATION SUNDAY. REFORMATION SUNDAY OCTOBER 30, 2011 Church of God Aged Ministers Offering . SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CHURCH OF GOD CONGREGATIONS “The pastor of each local church shall set aside Reformation Sunday in honor of aged ministers for the

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REFORMATION SUNDAY

OCTOBER 30, 2011

Church of God

Aged Ministers

Offering

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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CHURCH OF GOD CONGREGATIONS

“The pastor of each local church shall set aside Reformation Sunday in honor of aged ministers for the

purpose of raising a

special love offering”

(Minutes, 2010, p. 122).

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BLESSED GIFT

One fourth of the offering will be used to help fund financial assistance to aged ministers with emergency needs.

Three fourths of the offering will be given as a special love gift to retired ministers

and widows at

Christmas.

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HONORABLE GIFT

“The elders who direct the affairs of the church are worthy of double honor” (1 Timothy 5:17, NIV).

"Rise in the presence of the aged , show respect for the elderly and revere your

God. I am the LORD”

(Leviticus 19:32, NIV).

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DESERVED GIFT

Early Church of God ministers and families willingly sacrificed in order that the church could fulfill the Great Commission.

They deserve our gifts of

love today.

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WORTHY GIFT

Pioneer ministers know the value of love offerings.

They will diligently use every gift for the glory of God and His Kingdom.

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TRADITIONAL GIFT

In 1992 the Church of God General Assembly voted to give Reformation Sunday love offerings to aged ministers annually.

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HISTORICAL GIFT

Reformation Sunday celebrates the historical beginning of the doctrinal emphasis of the reformers—“The just shall live by faith”

(Romans 1:17).

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HISTORICAL DAY

Of the 6,298 local Churches of God, 547 responded with gifts totaling $62,948 in 2010.

Our goal for 2011 is that at least one third of our local congregations will

respond.

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DAY OF PRAISE

We give thanks to God for our forefathers in the faith who have led us into a life of faith so that our sons and daughters can proclaim the

faith of the Great

Commission.

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