For this Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Being disciples of Jesus is also a call for us to be wise and thankful stewards of God’s creation and God’s generous blessings. We are in the midst of our annual financial stewardship program, when we consider our need to give, our spiritual development, and what percentage God is calling us to give. Today’s reading from Matthew reminds us to give to God what is God’s. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world. Our preacher for this video worship experience is Pastor Linda Line, a retired pastor and a member of this congregation. Her sermon will focus on financial stewardship and the theme of “Riding the Wave to a Bright Future.”