Open a bible, light a candle beside it, and place ripe grapes and a bottle of wine or grape juice at the center.
LEADER: We gather to break open the word of God.
ALL: As the ancient prophets heard a word from God necessary in their time —
LEADER: May we hear a word that is needed in ours.
ALL: May the Holy Spirit empower us to live out this message in our lives.
LEADER: We are God’s plantings.
ALL: May we produce good fruit in the vineyard of our world.