Oct 30, 2011

Benediction: Proper 28A

Here’s a commission and benediction based on 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11, one of the suggested texts for November 13, 2011 (Proper 28A, Ordinary 33), written by Nathan Nettleton and posted on his Laughingbird.net website.

Commission & Benediction
(based on 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11) 

Go now, and live as children of the light.
Put on the breastplate of faith and love,
and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
Make the most of all God has given you
and encourage one another in Christ.

And may God’s hand be open to you in kindness;
May Christ Jesus welcome you into his joy;
And may the Holy Spirit fill you with courage, vigilance and faithfulness.

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

© 2002 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net