People of God,
May you be the water that brings life wherever you go.
Ladling water onto tired, parched lips.
And everlasting water onto tired, parched souls.
And although you stand in the river of life where the water beneath your feet is constantly changing, may you find peace in God
and joy every day in his wonderful creations.
And may you be renewed constantly
in the baptismal waters of the holy spirit.
People of God,
Go in peace.
Go in love.
Go in joy.
Go and be God’s kingdom on earth, the living resurrection.
Go and be the river that renews your family.
The river of compassion, mercy, and equality
that uplifts your community.
And may you praise God always,
so that all will know the wellspring of your life.


Ashley Franklin is a Trustee at Peace of Christ Church.