As this is the first Sunday of September we will be celebrating the sacrament of Communion.
The Scripture Reading this week is Luke 14:12-24
The Sermon title is Whose Banquet?
Early Thoughts: As people of faith we are called to the Banquet table. Who do we invite to join us? How do we respond to the invitation ourselves?
But first, a song...
(Because I can never read this parable without hearing this song in my head)
The banquet of God is open to all. And if some people will choose not to show up, God will keep issuing the invitation until the table is ready (or filled as the parable and the song say). And if we turn down the invitation then we don't get to share in the party.
When we take part in the banquet of God it is not based on any expectation of pay back--it is because we are joining in the party for the sake of the party.
So will we answer the invitation? Will we join with all those who gather at the party?