New Church Building Dedication
May we honor and hold gently our past.
May we live fully our present.
May we hope toward and build our future,
Living our mission [insert congregation's mission statement]:
"To be a spiritual community
To welcome all
To nurture one another
To work for justice
And to care for the earth."
May these new walls breathe with the hope, faith and love of the ages.
May they never become walls that separate,
To hold us in and others out.
May they be like arms that reach outward to embrace
Our community and our beautiful and broken world,
Extending our ministry to all
With healing, justice, service, and love.
Let us go forth in joy, live in peace, and return in love.
So may it be. Amen.