Contemporary Call to Worship: Matthew 22: 1-14

Here’s a contemporary call to worship based on Matthew 22:1-14, one of the suggested scripture texts for Proper 23A (October 9, 2011).  It was written by Katherine Hawker.

Call to Worship
(based on Matthew 22: 1-14)
There is a space in the pew beside us.
There is an empty seat at our table at home.
There is room in our car, on our couch, in our lives.
Whom then shall we invite?
The doctor the lawyer the banker?
The mother the neighbor the friend?
The homeless the outcast the poor?
Whom then shall we invite?
Maybe we are planning an event.
Maybe we prefer to dine alone.
just maybe,
we are ready to encounter the kingdom of God.
Whom then shall we invite?

— Copyright © 2002 Katherine Hawker, posted on her Outside the Box website.  Visit that site for other great resources for worship. 

For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for October 9, 2011 (the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 23A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. For more calls to worship, click on Calls to worship in the list of “Labels” at the lower right, or see this Call to Worship index.