Second Sunday in Advent | Year B

Now receive this benediction:

Go now: wait and work for the coming of the day of God.
In the wild places prepare a straight path for the Lord.
Lead lives of holiness and godliness, 
strive to be found at peace,
and speak freely of the Lord’s comfort and promise.

And may God our shepherd gather you in loving arms;
May Christ Jesus reconcile justice and peace within you;
And may the Holy Spirit baptize you into the life of God.

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

First Sunday in Advent | Year B

Now receive this benediction:

Watch out! Be alert!
Christ comes when you least expect it.
     In the beggar on the street,
     In the loved one at our table,
     In the stranger in our pew,
     In the refugee on our shores,
     In the hour of our birth.
     In the hour of our death.
With judgment and mercy, Christ comes.
So watch out, and be alert.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with you now and always.
Amen!

Proper 29 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

As you have been fed, go to feed the hungry.
As you have been set free, go to set free the imprisoned.
As you have been received – give.
As you have heard – proclaim.
And the blessing which you have received
from the Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit
be always with you.
We go in Peace to love and serve the Lord. 
Amen.

Proper 28 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Go now, and live as children of the light.
Put on the breastplate of faith and love,
and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
Make the most of all God has given you
and encourage one another in Christ.

And may God’s hand be open to you in kindness;
May Christ Jesus welcome you into his joy;
And may the Holy Spirit fill you with courage, vigilance, and faithfulness.

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

Proper 27 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Go now, and follow in the footsteps
of those who have gone before us in Christ.
Revere the Lord.
Serve God in sincerity and faithfulness.
Teach those who come after you to trust in God.

And may God protect you along the way;
May Christ Jesus keep you alert and prepared;
And may the Holy Spirit fuel the lamp that guides your path.

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

Proper 26 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Go now, in the freedom of the gospel of Christ.
Encourage one another to lead lives worthy of God
and walk together in service and humility.
Let your words and your lives be one in Christ.

And may the God of lasting love open the way before you; 
May Jesus the Messiah be your one instructor; 
And may the Holy Spirit lead you on
into the promised land of God’s kingdom and glory.

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

Proper 25 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Hear this: the Lord our God is the one and only Lord.
Therefore go out into the world
and love the Lord your God
with all your heart, soul, mind and strength,
and love others as you love yourself.

And may God give you justice and freedom;
May Christ Jesus set you free to love;
and may the Holy Spirit go where you go
and protect you on your way.

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

Proper 24 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Send us out to live lives that glorify you
Help us to be people of peace
Empower us to recognize your call
In our families
In our communities
In our work places and schools
In our churches and in our world.
Let us go in Peace to love and serve the Lord.
Amen.

Proper 23 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Be glad in the Lord always!
Focus your thoughts on all that is true,
all that is holy, all that is just,
all that is pure, all that is lovely,
and all that is worthy of praise.
And the peace of God—
peace that goes far beyond anything we can comprehend—
that peace will guard your hearts and minds
as you live in Christ Jesus.
So go from here with confidence and joy,
to serve the Lord.

Proper 22 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Go now in the righteousness of faith
and live by God’s just demands.
Let nothing claim your devotion above the Lord,
and count nothing of value above knowing Christ.
Press on towards the ultimate prize, of being one with him.

May God’s perfect word revive your soul;
May Christ Jesus be your saviour and your rock;
And may the Holy Spirit strengthen you to press ever onward. 

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

Proper 21 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Send us out to live lives that glorify you
Help us to be people of peace
Empower us to recognize your call
In our families
In our communities
In our work places and schools
In our churches and in our world. 
Go in Peace

Proper 20 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Go out from here
as workers in God’s upside-down kingdom,
where the last are first and the first are last,
where needs are met in miraculous ways,
and there is grace enough for all!

And may the blessing of God,
the love of Jesus Christ,
and the presence of the Holy Spirit
surround you and sustain you in the coming days. 
Go in Peace.

Proper 19 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

May God, who gives us patience and encouragement,
help you live in complete harmony with each other,
as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.
And may he fill you completely with joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that your lives overflow with confident hope
through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Go in Peace.

Proper 18 | Year A

Go now and walk in the light of the Lord.
Stay alert, for the Lord is near.
Put on the armour of light
and live openly and honorably.
Pray for peace for all God’s people.

May God clothe you in the light of Christ;
May Christ Jesus teach you his ways;
And may the Holy Spirit keep you alert and prepared
for the coming day of the Lord.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Proper 16 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

As you go into the coming days, remember:
You do not go alone.
God’s faithful love goes with you.
No matter what you are facing,
God will not abandon you.
For You belong to Him,
and He will fulfill His plans for your life.
So go from here,
strong in the knowledge
that God’s loving presence goes with you.

Proper 14 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

God calls us to step out in faith,
to follow where he leads,
even if what he calls us to do seems impossible.

So go from here with courage,
trusting in God’s presence and power,
and an eagerness to do God’s will.

And may the blessing of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
be among you and within you
wherever you find yourself this week.

Go in Peace

Proper 13 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Live without fear: 
Your Creator has made you holy, 
has always protected you, 
and loves you as a parent. 
Go in peace to follow the good road
and may the blessing of God, 
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 
be with you always. Amen.

Go in Peace.