3rd Sunday After Pentecost Devotional
Good morning 5th Ave. family & friends,
Worship this week is about growing into the new creation that we are called to be in Christ. So, what better way to think about growing? Graduation Sunday!
Graduation Sunday is a rite of passage season – we celebrate the many milestones and transitions of the many. Graduation Sunday, when done thoughtfully, can help young people and the young at heart people, transition into what’s next without feeling abandoned.
Let us pray:
Gracious and caring God, our source of light,
we ask for your almighty hand to be upon these graduates as we send them forward.
With their classes and grading now complete,
may they strive toward excellence in all they do.
With the applause quieted,
may they celebrate and lift up those around them.
with the speeches concluded,
may their voices rise up to pronounce peace and justice in the world.
with the fanfare ceasing,
may they find bliss in future endeavors and adventures.
with advanced degrees and credentials in hand,
may their achievements grow and enrich their communities.
As Jesuit educated,
may they discover Holiness in the midst of life’s blessings as well life’s challenges.
As their careers commence,
may they conduct their life’s work with exceptional skill and integrity
inspired to Go Forth and Set the World of Fire
from this day onward. – Debra Mooney
And the people respond – Amen!
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison