Wednesday Worship Pieces: Come to the Banquet

This Sunday at Peace Mennonite I will be reflecting on our recent denominational conference where the theme was: “Make no Excuses, Simply Come to the Banquet.”  Our focus scripture is Jesus’ parable of the banquet found in Luke 14: 15-24.

Call to Worship

The table of God’s love is set before us.
Let us come to the banquet.
The table of God’s grace is set before us.
Let us come to the banquet.
The table of God’s salvation is set before us.
Let us come to the banquet.
But before you come, you must know–all are invited to the table:
the rich and the poor
the old and the young
the conservative and the liberal
the gracious and the greedy.
All are invited.
The table of God’s hospitality is set before us.
Let us come to the banquet with joy.

Prayer of Response

O God, let us feast at the table you have prepared.
Let us lay aside our excuses, our prejudices, our propriety,
so that we may feast on rich food and fine wine,
sharing the meal with all who choose to come.
Let us delight in the extravagant hospitality of Christ. Amen.

[For anyone with the Words for Worship 2 book, we will also be using #147 as our offertory prayer.]

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