We send these young people and adults forth on their journey to Kansas City to experience the body of Christ beyond this place. They will return to us with a new commitment to serve all of God's people, following the example of Jesus, and with new skills to be able to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
We give you thanks, O God, that through Baptism you have made us all sisters and brothers in Christ. In this community of faith, we have heard your loving Word for us and for all of creation. We have been fed and forgiven at your holy table and are called to be witnesses to your Gospel of justice and peace.
We ask you to: grant peace and safety to those attending the Youth 2019 gathering and bless them, form them by your hand, guide them by your Word, renew them by your Spirit, protect them as they travel, make their ways safe, and their homecoming joyful. Amen
God has looked with favor on this community and God has blessed us through the lives of these young people. As they have been a blessing to us, so now we send them forth as missionaries to the larger church. God be with you.