Jan 7, 2013

Benediction: Epiphany 1 C


Here’s a closing commission and benediction for Epiphany 1 C (the Baptism of Jesus).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

 

Commission and Benediction

(inspired by Isaiah 43:1, Luke 3:21-23)


Go now,

confident that you are God’s precious and pleasing children.
Trust in God and do not fear.
Accept the Word of God
and point others to the one who baptises with Spirit and fire.

And may God be your protection and your strength;
May Christ baptise you with his Holy Spirit.
And may the Spirit be with you
to empower you and give you peace.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,

…In the name of Christ. Amen.

~ Copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton www.laughingbird.net