“We have been the Church Gathered.
We are now the Church Dispersed.
Remember: Wherever you go, Christ Goes
Whatever you do, Christ Does.
If someone asks what your church is like,
tell them, ‘I am what my church is like.’
If someone asks what your church does,
tell them, ‘My church does what I do.’
Remember, You may well be the only authentic contact
someone has with Jesus Christ
because they will not come to church,
but you can bring the church to them.”
(Richard Halverson-US Senate Chaplain)
You are God’s Servants
gifted with dreams and visions.
Upon you rests the grace of God
like flames of fire.
Love and serve the Lord
in the strength of the Spirit.
May the deep peace of Christ
be with you,
the strong arms of God sustain you,
and the power of the Holy Spirit
strengthen you in every way.
(Diane Karray Tripp)Topics: Benedictions