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A Sabbath Liturgy

Updated: Mar 9

Yesterday we hosted our first Sabbath dinner. I wrote about it here but wanted to share the liturgy. Because it was our first one and we just kind it threw it together at the spur of the moment, I'm sure it will change. But maybe you'll find it helpful as you come up with your own. My husband leads this time. Anything italicized is what we say in response.


Welcome Guests:


Thank you ____ for joining us for our Sabbath dinner.


We remember the Sabbath to celebrate the Lord’s goodness, to thank him for his creative and redemptive work, and to enjoy all he has given.


Thank you, Lord, for making a day for us to rest.


A Sabbath Toast:


This is the day that the Lord has made.


Let us rejoice and be glad in it.



Let us pray


(My husband says a prayer here.)



A Blessing for my Wife


(My husband came up with this on the spot but will write one later. We want to keep these the same week after week so that our children learn them. We want every part to teach.)


A Blessing for the Children

Happy are the ones who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. May our children be like trees planted by a stream, that yield their fruit in their season. May all that they do prosper because they trust in you.


A Blessing for our Guest (s)

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May he meet all your needs according to his riches and glory.


Children Catechism Questions:

Who made you? God!

What else did God make? All things!

What is today? The Lord’s day!

What is the Lord’s day? A day when we celebrate all of God’s good work.


Hymn:

What Sort of Man (Matthew 8:27 put to song)

Jesus Loves Me

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