Mar 26, 2013

Benediction: Easter 3 C

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for the third Sunday of Easter, Year C.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction

Go now and follow the risen Christ.
Love God and nourish the faith of God’s little ones.
Make Christ known to all people
for God has chosen you as an instrument
to lead others into the way of mercy and love.

And may God change your anguish into a joyful dance;
May Christ Jesus lead you from betrayal to mission;
And may the Holy Spirit fill you
...with light and love and purpose.

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

~ Copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton