Scripture: John 15:9-17
Sermon: “Expanding the Table: Strike up the Band!”
[Note: the sermon will be based specifically on the following verses:
John 15:16, Psalm 98:1, and Psalm 98:4]
Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 98, The Message translation)
L: Sing to God a brand new song!
God has made a world of wonders!
P: Shout your praises to God, everybody!
Let loose and sing! Strike up the band!
L: Round up an orchestra to play for God;
Add on voices making a joyful noise.
P: Feature trumpets and big trombones;
Fill the air with praises to King God.
L: Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
With everything living on earth joining in.
P: Let the ocean breakers call out, “Encore!”
Let the mountains harmonize the finale.