Jan 4, 2014

Benediction: Epiphany 2A

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Epiphany 2, Year A.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction

Go now and celebrate God’s justice.
Take the Lord’s teachings to heart
and commit yourselves to pleasing God.
Boldly declare God’s truth and care
and let others know that you have found the Messiah.

And may God’s maternal love surround you;
May Christ Jesus move you to trust in the Lord;
And may the Holy Spirit enrich you with all spiritual gifts
...and strengthen you to the end.

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

~ copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net