Closings and Benedictions for Worship

Closing words bring the service to an end and prepare people to return home. If the service has been thematically tied together, the words can be a summation, a parting thought, a final nugget for people to reflect on throughout the week.

Benediction comes from the Latin, to speak well or the good words, and are a final blessing on the community. Benedictions are a blessing: words of comfort, strength, and encouragement for the week to come.

Search Words for Worship Services

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  • A Power at Work in the Universe (WorshipWeb)
    By Tom Schade
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Awe, Creativity, God, Immanence, Mystery, Power, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • A World Attained (WorshipWeb)
    By Barrow Dunham
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Activism, Commitment, Hope, Strength
  • As we listen to the blessing of music (WorshipWeb)
    By Maureen Killoran
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Arts & Music, Community, Trust, Unitarianism
  • Be True, Be Well, Be Loving (WorshipWeb)
    By Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Communication, Community, Connections, Love
  • Benediction after Communion (WorshipWeb)
    By Mandie McGlynn
    Tagged as: Christianity, Communion (Christian)
  • Benediction for an Eagle Scout Ceremony (WorshipWeb)
    By Aaron Stockwell
    Tagged as: Integrity, Scout Sunday, Service, Teamwork, Work
  • Benediction for September 11 (WorshipWeb)
    By Gregory Jones
    Tagged as: America, Democracy, Direct Experience, Grief, History, Humanism, Leadership, Secular
  • Blessed is the Path (WorshipWeb)
    By Eric Williams
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Calling, Discernment, Progress, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • Christmas Eve Benediction (WorshipWeb)
    By Maureen Killoran
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Caring, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Community, Courage, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • Closing Words for Hard Times (WorshipWeb)
    By Maureen Killoran
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Calling, Caring, Challenge, Direct Experience, Hope, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Service, Unitarian Universalism