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.