Among Star Wars afficianados, May 4th is recognized as a special day. This "May the Fourth" invocation was written by Tori Jameson with help from Earl Rogers, Kevin Mann, and Cyn Burnelle. Please use it in worship as responsibly as a Jedi uses a lightsaber.
Leader: May the force be with you!
Congregation: And also with you!
L: Lift up your lightsabers
C: We lift them up to the Rebellion
L: We cast away the spirit of Jar-Jar, bringer of mindless chatter and unnecessary anectodes. We call forth the spirit of Obi-wan Kenobi, patient teacher and speaker of riddles.
C: Come, spirit of Obi-wan Kenobi, come.
L: We call forth the spirit of Yoda, ancient teacher of wisdom.
C: Come, spirit of Yoda, come.
L: We call forth the spirit of Padme, strong and fierce leader of nations, and mother.
C: Come, spirit of Padme, come.
L: We call forth the spirit of Han Solo, determined friend and defier of odds.
C: Come, spirit of Han Solo, come.
L: We call forth the spirit of R2-D2, humble in service and great of heart.
C: Come, spirit of R2-D2, come.
L: The force is truly with us. In a sign of community and mutuality, let us share a sign of the force with one another.