Oct 27, 2015

Benediction for All Saints Day

Here is a closing commission, suitable for use on All Saints Day or any other occasion when we reflect on what it means to live as God's people in the world.  If I were using it, I would add a statement of blessing at the end.

Closing Commission for All Saints Day

God’s people have celebrated all that God has done,
from creation, to the cross,
to the saints who have lived among us.

Now we go from this place
to the work place,
the home place,
the market place;
every place living as God’s own people.

~ from Celebrating All Saints Day: Resources for Congregational Ministry and Worship, Rev. Richard J. Hull II, Contributing Author.  Published online by Christian Church Foundation. http://www.christianchurchfoundation.org/userfiles/files/allsaintsdayworshipresource2012.pdf