The preaching theme for all AoP festivals during 2017 and the National Festival in January of 2018 is Worship the Lord. Preach on this theme using one of the 150 psalms in the Book of Psalms. These texts offer songs of praise and despair, cries for help, and hymns of thanksgiving. They extol God as the maker of heaven and earth, and at the same time describe the absence of God in the day of trouble. They give us texts rooted in sanctuary worship and also words that lift us up to the highest reaches of creation. Search these ancient psalms for the word God is speaking to you and mold it into a word God can speak through you. We will receive it and give thanks.