Benediction: Easter 6 B

Here’s a commission and benediction inspired by the scripture passages for the sixth Sunday after Easter (Year B).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(based on John 15:9-17)

Go now, and bear fruit for God, fruit that will last.
As Christ has loved you, so love one another,
and abide always in God is love,
that your joy may be complete.

And may God give you all you ask for in Christ’s name;
May Christ Jesus reveal to you God’s ways and call you his friends;
And may the Holy Spirit confirm the truth within you and make your joy complete.

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

— Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton

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