The service is over, long live the service!
Time to start prepping for next week already...anyway, here is the commissioning I just wrote, in the unlikely event anyone finds it at all useful. The sermon will be called Mob Politics -- Who's the Fool Now?
*COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION
We have heard about crowds shouting praises
And also about crowds shouting condemnation.
Having heard, we go out into the world where the power of the mob can do great good, or great wrong.
Having heard, we go out remembering that we too can be part of the mob of praise or the mob of condemnation.
We go out remembering a story of trial and injustice
We go out into a world where injustice still holds many in chains.
But we go secure in the knowledge that we do not face the mob or the injustice alone.
We go out secure in the knowledge that the God of justice goes with us every step of the path.
Thanks be to the God of palm branches, loaf and cup, and a cross on a hill. Amen.