God asked the enslaved Jews in Egypt to mark their doors with a sign of their faith.
God promised freedom from slavery.
We adorn our sanctuaries with the cross upon which Jesus hung as a sign of our willingness to sacrifice for our faith.
God gives hope in the midst of hardships and sacrifices.
We baptize babies or adults as a sacrament, a sign of new life when we commit to following the teachings and practices of Jesus.
Jesus shows us the way to becoming the people God dreams we can be.
Today, we will gather around the Table with Christians from around the world on this World Communion Sunday as a sign of the wholeness of all peoples that you dream we will become.
Move us today to open our hearts and arms to all peoples. Amen.