Here’s a benediction based on Philippians 1:21-30 written by Elsa A. Peters. an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, presently serving as Pastor and Teacher of the First Congregational UCC in South Portland, ME.
(based on Philippians 1: 21-30)
One: Let us continue in our work.
All: Let us live in manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
One: Let us be in one spirit, striving side by side,
All: Let us find Christ in our struggles,
One: Let us be surprised by the joy in our faith,
All: Let us find you, O God, in all our work. Amen.
— Elsa A. Peters. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways webpage.
See also Commission & Benediction: Proper 20A.
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