We gather to worship the Source of All Being, our Merciful God and Loving Creator.
Let us raise our voices in song and praise, for the Almighty
has done great things for us and abides
with us always. We offer to You our time, talents, and wealth, O God,
for all things come from You. Let us clasp hands with friends and family
to open our hearts to your Word and sacraments. Let us go forth in
thanksgiving, strengthened and energized to do your work in
steadfastness and joy!
Guide us and guard us, O God, and give your
angels watch over those for whom we pray this day.