Benediction for Easter 4

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

Commission & Benediction
(based on Psalm 23, John 10, 1 John 3:16-24)

Go now with your trust in the good shepherd,
and let us love, not just in words,
but in truth and action.
Believe in the name of Jesus Christ,
and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

And may God be at your side, even in valleys of death.
May Christ Jesus be the cornerstone of your life.
And may the Holy Spirit abide in you
....and tend you with love and mercy all the days of your life.

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

Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton