Order for Closing of a Synod Assembly

B: Jesus said, You will be my witnesses

B:  Jesus said, You will be my witnesses

C:  to the ends of the earth.

B:  I chose you and appointed you

C:  to bear fruit that will last.

B:  Remember, I will be with you always,

C:  to the end of time.

B:  The Lord be with you.

C:  And also with you.

B:  Let us pray,

         Direct us, Lord God, in all our doings with your most gracious favor, and extend to us your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally, by your mercy, bring us to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C:  Amen

B:  O God, our beginning and our end, you kept Abraham and Sarah in safety throughout the days of their pilgrimage, you led the children if Israel through the midst of the sea, and by a star you led the magi to the infant Jesus.  Protect and guide us now as we set out to travel.  Make our ways safe and our homecomings joyful, and bring us at last to our heavenly home, where you dwell in glory with our Lord Jesus Christ and the life-giving Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen

B:  I declare this assembly closed in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C:  Amen

B:  Go in peace.  Share the good news.

C:  Thanks be to God.