Benediction: Easter 5 B

Here’s a commission and benediction for the fifth Sunday of Easter.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(based on John 15:1-8, 1 John 4:7-21)

Go now, and love one another,
because love is from God.
Proclaim God’s salvation to every generation.
Remain in Jesus Christ,
and like branches of a vine, draw your life from him.

And may God the vine grower tend you and make you fruitful;
May Christ Jesus abide in you and give you life;
And may the Holy Spirit cast out all fear and fill you with God’s love.

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

Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton

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