Here’s a closing commission and benediction from Rev. Mark S. Burrows.
Send us into the world's turbulence as instruments of Your peace,
and send us as agents of Your justice,
that all might know the truth of Your ways.
Send us as artists
who bear the joyful burden of Your creativity,
that we might bring light into the darkness,
and hope among the despairing.
And grant us the joy of fellowship,
with Your Spirit and with one another,
this day and forever. Amen!
~ written by Rev. Mark S. Burrows, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Andover Newton Theological School. Included in the Spring, 1998 issue of Connections magazine. Posted in an archive collection of worship resources at http://macucc.s3.amazonaws.com/E74830E3D66549EEA5162A3B30A82B51_Worship%20Resources%20_Connections%20combined_.pdf