Here’s a closing benediction based on Matthew 25: 14-30, the gospel reading for November 13, 2011 (Proper 28A, Ordinary 33A). It was written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild and posted on his Kir-Shalom website.
(based on Matthew 25: 14-30)
Go in peace; love and care for one another in Christ's name,
and may God bless you with every gift needful for His work,
may the Spirit grant you the willingness to risk yourself
completely for the sake of the gospel,
and may the love and the compassion and the hope and the faith
of Jesus dwell richly within you till the time of his coming.
both now and forevermore. Amen
— copyright © Rev. Richard J. Fairchild, and posted on his Kir-Shalom website. Visit his site for other good lectionary-based worship resources and sermons.
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