Monday, May 5, 2014

For May 14, 2014 -- Easter 4A, Good Shpeherd Sunday

OPENING PRAYER
God, our shepherd, our guide, our companion,
we gather again to celebrate Easter Joy, to share Easter Hope, to proclaim Easter Life.
God who leads us to green pastures and still waters,
in this time of worship may we be fed and refreshed.
God who promises us life, and that in abundance,
fill us to overflowing so that Your love, light, and life spill over on all we meet.
And when we go out from this place,
may we always trust in the Easter Promise, may we be ready to follow the Shepherd.
Amen.

COMMISSIONING:
As children of God,
we go out into the world where we live and serve.
As an Easter people,
we go out to share the promise and hope of New Life in abundance
As those who trust the Good Shepherd,
we go out assured that the rod and the staff will comfort us.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives...
and we dwell in God's presence forever.

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