Jan 16, 2012

Benediction: Epiphany 5B

Here’s a commission & benediction for February 5, 2012 (the fifth Sunday after Epiphany).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(based on 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Isaiah 40:21-31)

Go now, and trust in God’s mercy for your strength.
Proclaim the good news wherever God calls you,
and do not set yourselves apart from others,
but be all things to all people for the sake of the gospel.

And may God give you the strength and freedom of an eagle.
May Christ be the bread that nourishes and renews you.
And may the Holy Spirit be the rising wind beneath your wings.

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

© 2003 Nathan Nettleton http://www.laughingbird.net/

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