Benediction: Proper 13 B

Here’s a closing commission and benediction based on two of the suggested scripture texts for Proper 13 B, the tenth Sunday after Pentecost.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35)

Go out from here and live lives worthy
of the one calling which we all share.
In humility, gentleness and patience,
speak only what is true and loving
and so grow into the unity that is ours in Christ.

And may God the creator reshape your hearts;
May Christ Jesus, the bread of life, sustain you always;
and may the Holy Spirit unite you in the bond of peace.

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

~ Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton