From east and west, north and south, we gather in God’s name,
to pray, to worship, to sing, to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
We give thanks that we are part of a large, diverse faith family.
We are old. We are young. We come from tribes of all kinds.
We give thanks that God’s family is one of many colors.
From black to white to every shade in between, we are children of God.
We give thanks that the narrative we proclaim belongs to everyone.
We stand with our friends and family around the world, reclaiming the name of Jesus.
We give thanks for Jesus’ resurrection, a truth that tells us that God’s love wins.
We give thanks and praise to the Triune God: Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer.
Come, let us worship God and gather at God’s wide and wonderful table.
Submitted by Rev. Stephen M. Fearing, Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY