Nov 23, 2013

Benediction: Advent 3A

Here’s a closing  commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for the third Sunday of Advent, Year A.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction

Go now, with good news for the poor
and prepare the way for the Lord.
Wait patiently.
Do not grumble against one another,
but encourage one another.
Be strong and do not fear.

And may God come quickly to save you;
May Christ Jesus give you everlasting joy and gladness;
And may the Holy Spirit strengthen your hearts
and lead you on God’s holy way.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen.

~ copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton