Jan 4, 2014

Benediction: Epiphany 2A

Here’s a closing commission and benediction for the second Sunday after Epiphany (Epiphany 2, Year A).  It was inspired by John 1: 29-42 and 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9, and was written by Bruce Prewer.

Sending Words
(inspired by John 1:29-42, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9)

Look on the Lamb of God and be at peace, my friends.
As you go from this sanctuary,
do not go as slaves, fearfully obedient to a hard master.
Go as the free children of God,
who are loved with a depthless and everlasting love.

Serve God gladly,
serve your neighbour lovingly,
serve your loved ones thankfully,
and serve yourself most kindly.
Amen!

The love of the Holy God surround you,
the love of the Holy Christ redeem you,
and the love of the Holy Spirit indwell you,
now and evermore.

Now and evermore.
Amen!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/