The Wedding Banquet
Year 1 ( 2022 – 2023 )
The parable of the wedding banquet.
Prayer of Confession
God of Hospitality and Welcome,
You invite us to a banquet
where the last will be first,
where the humble and the mighty trade places.
You have called us to share the feast:
where you make a place of honor for the poor,
the outcast, and the oppressed.
You send us out to invite others,
to fill your table with guests
from every walk of life.
Forgive us, Gracious Host,
for the ways we neglect your invitation,
for the ways we stop short in sharing your abundance,
for the ways we close our doors and our hearts to our neighbors.
Let your banquet overflow with grace,
and free our hearts to extend your welcome to all.
Congregational Song Suggestions
“All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly”
“Among Us and Before Us”
by John Bell and Graham Maule
Available from Love from Below at giamusic.com
“As We Gather at Your Table/Al reunirnos a tu mesa”
ELW 522, SSS 411
“For Everyone Born, a Place at the Table”
“I’m Gonna Eat at the Welcome Table”
GTG 770, VT 801
“Let’s Walk Together”
“Look Who Gathers at Christ’s Table!”
“Somos pueblo que camina/We are People on a Journey”
SSS 683, VT 464
“Vamos todos al banquete/Let us Go Now to the Banquet”
ELW 523, SSS 412
“We Come as Guests Invited”
“When at This Table”
Beyond the Hymnal
“Always Room for More”
by Fran Avni & Jackie Cytrynbaum
Mary Chapin Carpenter