God of David, God of Solomon and God of Us. Thank you for the rain. Today we will hear the proverb that the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Lord we don’t fear you but love and respect you and we strive to show this love and respect in many ways. One of the ways we do that is through offering back to you a portion of what we have been blessed with. So as we prepare our whole selves for this offering. May the gifts we offer back to you this morning be used to help change lives to grow closer to you and that those changed lives will then change the world for your kingdom to be established now. We pray as we serve, in Jesus name. Amen.