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Benediction comes from the Latin, to speak well or the good words, and are a final blessing on the community. Benedictions are often not thematically tied to the service but are, instead, words of comfort, strength, and encouragement for the week to come.

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Erik Walker Wikstrom

Erik Walker Wikstrom

The Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom is the former Worship and Music Resources Director for the Unitarian Universalist Association and has served congregations in Yarmouth, Maine, and Brewster, Massachusetts. He is the author of Teacher, Guide, Companion: Rediscovering Jesus in a Secular World and Simply Pray: A Modern...

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