All Scripture to All People Missions Festival
Set-up – see notes at end:
Prelude - CD (3 min)
Symbol for entrance in worship folder
Music played on CD
Soloist and reader seated on platform
Song – Other language song by soloist & choir
Symbol for music note
Background music played on CD
After song, soloist walks off stage. Reader stays seated on the stage
Welcome by pastor
Pastor seated on the floor of the main platform, face mic.
Socks but no shoes.
Good morning! Welcome to _______ Church and our missions festival. Our theme for the
festival is All Scripture to All People.
If you are new to the church, this service isn’t how we normally do it, but hopefully it will
give you a sense for our love for God’s word and our desire that everyone, whatever their
language or ethnicity, enjoy the same access to scripture that we enjoy every day.
So visitors, we invite you to stop by the Information Table in the Narthex after the service
for a copy of our welcome booklet. And we encourage everyone to get a copy of our church
newsletter to stay current with upcoming events at _______ Church.
There are nearly 7,000 languages in the world today, with the entire Bible translated into
438 of them.
2,000 languages have the New Testament or portions of scripture but they don’t have the
whole Bible. Translation projects are underway in another 2,000 language groups but these
also don’t have the whole Bible.
And there are still 2,200 languages – representing 200 million people – that don’t possess a
single translated portion of God’s Word. Not one verse
What would it be like for us if we didn’t have the Bible in a language we can understand?
Or if the Bible’s message was communicated in a form that seemed foreign? Or if we
couldn’t read and could only understand symbols on a page and not the riches of God’s
This service is designed to help us understand how that might feel and to co