Here’s a commission and benediction inspired by the story of Mary, Martha and Jesus (Luke 10: 38-42). It was written by Rev. Heather Moody, and posted on the Worship Ways website.
(inspired by Luke 10: 38-42)
Go out into the world to serve God with love.
Be ready to laugh with delight at the good news God has to offer you.
Make room at your table for unexpected guests.
When the work of discipleship leaves you weary or frustrated,
rest in Christ’s presence and listen to what he is saying.
And the blessing of God, Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit,
go with you today and always. Amen.
~ from Welcome the Guest: Service Prayers for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost, written by Rev. Heather A. Moody. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/