I am here to welcome you to church today.
Today we will be doing our welcome in a way that will make everyone feel loved. One of the best things someone could say to me is: <Your name>, I have been praying for you. It is one of the highest expressions of love for me.
So today, I want each person to turn to the person next to you and welcome them to church with a prayer.
If you are seated next to a visitor, you are blessed with the task of making them feel extra welcomed into God's house.
*1 minute of prayer*
I also ask that you continue to pray for this person throughout the week.
To the church at large, I want to welcome you into a relationship with God.