Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 24, Year C. It was comes from the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website.
Commission & Benediction
Go now, awakened to the voice of God
who speaks in his Word and his world.
As you leave this place,
be listening amid the noise of your everyday life.
Be persistent, for the One whom you follow is not dead,
nor are his teachings and his promises.
Don’t get discouraged.
Keep asking … seeking … knocking,
for times of receiving, finding, and opening will come.
Christ Jesus is alive.
Be alive in him,
the Word written upon your heart, always there.
~ posted on the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website. http://rockhay.tripod.com/worship/orders/2010/10-10-03.htm