Sending forth

photo by Hugh Abel

Benedictions, words of commissioning,

blessing, dismissal, sending forth…

What transitional words do we use to move from corporate worship into the world?

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Now we take our worship into our work

– Iona Community

The Wild Goose Resource Group, a project of the Iona Community, exists to ‘enable and equip congregations and clergy in the shaping and creation of new forms of relevant, participative worship.’

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FullSizeRenderGo now in the comfort and peace of the One who gave birth to us.

Go in the assurance that the Comforter is with us always.

Go to give comfort and peace to others.

Divine Wisdom guide us as we go forth on Her paths of peace.

May She give us blessings more precious than silver or gold (Proverbs 3:13-15, 17).
May we find joy in sharing these blessings with others.
May Wisdom empower us to change our world!

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you:

wherever he may send you:

may he guide you through the wilderness:

protect you through the storm:

may he bring you home rejoicing:

at the wonders he has shown you:

may he bring you home rejoicing:

once again into our doors.

Common Prayer: a liturgy for ordinary radicals is a collection of daily reflections by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okoro, published by Zondervan

Submitted by Joyce Dent, Andover URC, UK

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 pain, rejection, hunger and war

so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them

and turn their pain to joy.


And may God bless you with enough foolishness

to believe that you can make a difference in the world

so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.