Day: Epiphany 4B
Lectionary Passage: Psalm 111
Scripture Focus: Psalm 111
Note: This sermon uses the Doxology. If your congregation does not use this in worship, then choose another praise song that is familiar to the children. During the sermon, kids will lead the congregation in singing the song. If possible, coordinate beforehand with your music director to help with this portion of the children’s sermon.
Good morning! I’m so glad each of you are here for worship. You know, one of the most important things we do in worship is praise God. In the Bible, the book of Psalms talks a lot about praising God and that’s where our story comes from today. Well, actually it’s not a story so much as a song. It’s a song about praising God for all the amazing things God does every day for us and for the whole world.
You may not know this Psalm by heart yet but we all know a praise song because we sing it every single Sunday. It’s called the Doxology! We usually sing it after the offering because we want to praise God for all the ways God provides for us as we give a little bit back. Let’s all stand up and sing the Doxology together (this is the cue to the music director; lead the singing)
That was awesome! Thank you for leading the singing. I hope you will remember to praise God in worship and all the time. If you are thankful to God for something, like a beautiful day or a meal or anything, then you can sing the Doxology to praise God just like the book of Psalms teaches us.
Let’s pray: Thank you God for all the many ways you have blessed us. Help us to be thankful always and to give praise to you for your wonder and care. Amen.