Benediction: Proper 13 C

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture texts for Proper 13, Year C. It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by Psalm 107, Hosea 11: 1-11, Colossians 3: 1-11, Luke 12: 13-21)

Go now as those raised with Christ,
wondering at God’s great love
and telling the story of your salvation.
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed
and set your minds on the ways of heaven.

And may God reach out to you and nourish you;
May Christ Jesus renew you in the image of your creator;
And may the Holy Spirit lead you with cords of kindness and love.

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

~ copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton