Liturgy of God’s Welcome

The welcome of God extends beyond our wildest imaginings and then surprises us once again.


God has shown us what is good, and what then is required of us?

To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

Jesus says: Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”

Let each one who hears them say, “Come, ” for all are welcome here.

Black and White, Indian and Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian.

It matters not to us, whether you are gay or straight, single, married or divorced.

You are welcome here.

We want this to be perfectly clear: All people are welcome here.

Women, men, and children are welcome here.

No one will be harassed or abused here.

You can bring children to worship here. And even if they cry during the entire service, they are welcome here.

All are welcome here.

Even if others have judged and labeled you as irresponsible and wicked, you are welcome here.

If you are a single parent, struggling to care for your children, or a parent who has not taken responsibility for your children,

You are welcome here. All are welcome here;

Even gossips, cheats, liars, their families and persons disobedient to parents. All are welcome here.

Let it be public knowledge that we take seriously God’s welcome, God’s invitation, to come, be forgiven, fed and renewed, in and by the waters of life.

Welcome stranger, young, old, rich and poor,


Let the thirsty ones come — anyone who wants to, let them come and drink the water of life.

From More Light Presbyterians.  Used with permission.

Contributed by Rev. Jay Wallace

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