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.

Proper 12 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

As you go from here into the week ahead,
Keep your eyes open for God,
watch for His works;
be alert for signs of His presence.
For He is God—our God—
in charge of the whole earth.
And He remembers His Covenant—
for a thousand generations He’s been as good as His word.
So go with confidence and joy,
knowing that God goes with you.

Go in Peace.

Proper 11 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Go out into the world to serve God with love.  
Be ready to laugh with delight at the good news God has to offer you. 
Make room at your table for unexpected guests. 
When the work of discipleship leaves you weary or frustrated,
Rest in Christ’s presence and listen to what he is saying.   
And the blessing of God, Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit,
Go with you today and always.                      
Amen.

Proper 10 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

Go out into the world to serve God with love.  
Be ready to laugh with delight at the good news God has to offer you. 
Make room at your table for unexpected guests. 
When the work of discipleship leaves you weary or frustrated,
Rest in Christ’s presence and listen to what he is saying.   
And the blessing of God, Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit,
Go with you today and always. Amen. 

Go in Peace.

Proper 8 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.  Amen.

Proper 7 | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

May the love of God set your hearts free to live a gifted life
abundant in joy and compassion.
May that love lead us to love our neighbor and the other in return.
And may the blessing of God Almighty, 
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 
be among you, and remain with you always.

Go in Peace

Proper 6 | 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.

Trinity Sunday | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

May blessings of the dynamically unchanging Trinity be ours!
May the Father’s enduring love accompany us in our lives;
may Jesus himself strengthen us to be co-builders of his kingdom;
and may the Spirit indwell and inspire us on our journey.

Go in Peace.

Pentecost Sunday | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

As you enter a new week,
may you experience God’s presence. 
May you feel God pouring out the Holy Spirit
over your heads and your thoughts and the words of your lips,
over your hearts and your feelings and emotions
and your compassion for all others,
and over your hands and your feet
as you put into action all that God commands you. 

During this week,
may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with each of you; Amen.

Go in Peace.

Seventh Sunday in Easter | Year A

Now receive this benediction:

As people of faith we have gathered for worship.
As people of faith we now return to the world.
Go out to share the story of faith,
the story of life, with the world around you.

As you go out to testify to God's love active in the world,
go knowing that God goes with you,
sharing the laughter and the hope, the fears and the heartache.

Go in Peace.