(Nine children assisted me with the Communion invitation today, and this is what we said. There are ten parts, one of which we doubled.)
Reader One: This is the table that belongs to Jesus.
Reader Two: When we share the bread and the cup, all people are welcome.
Reader Three: It doesn’t matter how old you are.
Reader Four: It doesn’t matter how tall you are.
Reader Five: It doesn’t matter where you were born.
Reader Six: It doesn’t matter what you ate for breakfast.
All Readers: All people are welcome.
Reader Seven: A long time ago, Jesus sat at a table with his friends.
Reader Eight: During supper, he picked up a loaf of bread, and he blessed it, and he broke it, saying:
Pastor: This bread is my body. I break it so you may have life. Whenever you share the bread together, remember me.
Reader Nine: Later he shared a cup of wine with his friends and said:
Pastor: This wine is my blood. I pour it out so you may be forgiven. Whenever you share the cup together, remember me.
Reader Ten: These are the things of God for the people of God.
All Readers: Come, for all things are ready.