Let’s share a meal together

Psalm 23.5 says, ‘You prepare a banquet before me, where all my enemies can see me’.

The pandemic has been an enemy to all of us, as we have faced illness, bereavement, isolation, and financial hardship. 

In the spirit of that verse, Bible Society – working with Christians Against Poverty and Welcome Churches – is encouraging you and your church to host meals…in the presence of these enemies.

We would like you to do this in a Covid-safe way, and there are two lovely options to choose from. First, you could lay on a meal in your well-ventilated church building, or outside it when the weather is suitable. You can invite those in your community who have really suffered to attend. Or, you might want to invite a few people to your house, or garden.

However you hold this meal, you can make it special in your own way. Your guests will be able to encounter the love of God through this beautiful psalm.

Download your resources here

Banquet at home

How to host a banquet at home, with discussion starters, prayers and blessings.

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Invitation

A card to use for inviting people to your event.

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Poster

Use this poster to advertise your event.

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Psalm 23 card

The text of Psalm 23, with space to respond on the back.

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Tell us how it went

We would love to hear how your meal went. Send your story and pictures to hazel.southam@biblesociety.org.uk.

 

See our latest stories on how you have been using our banquet resources