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“A Place at the Table”: Brainstorming for Lent and Easter Worship

Lent & Easter 2020 Worship Brainstorming
Season of Lent and Easter
“A Place at the Table”
Monday, February 3, 2020

We spend a lot of our time around tables – eating, talking, working, and even playing games. The table is a place of connection and community when we’re accepted and included. But so often, people are excluded from being around the table.

“Sorry, this seat is taken.” “There’s no more room.” “You can’t sit here.” So often, people feel the sting of rejection, the pain of inadequacy, and the reality of uncertainty.

We’re going to have to let you go.” “It’s not you, it’s me.” “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” In a world of lay-offs and pink slips, break up texts and voicemails, and so much negativity and rejection, Jesus invites us to a table of grace and calls us to extend the table to others. In this Lenten season, we’ll hear the stories of some of the Bible’s overlooked, outcasts, castaways, and dropouts – and we’ll discover that grace means everyone has a place at the table

The worship brainstorming will be held at David and Karen Booth’s house. Both the original brainstorming packet, the summary, and additional article are show below.

A Place at the Table Lent 2020 brainstorming

A Place at the Table Lent 2020 summary

The Company of Second Chances – WSJ

We’ll looked at Holy Thursday worship too. The following document was the inspiration for our 2012 service.

Multisensory Worship Service for Holy Thursday

Inspirational images for visuals: