Oh God, faithful in our history,
we reflect with awe
on your presence with us
from our very beginning years.
You have brought us to this year of jubilee.
We gratefully stand on solid and holy ground,
blessed by the generosity and legacy
of a multitude of unrecognized and honored names.
O God, acting in the present,
throw open wide the doors of our hearts!
Grant us the courage to fulfill the call of jubilee –
to forgive, to reconcile, and to celebrate who we are.
Knowing all are loved and precious to you,
we pray for the inspiration
to proclaim this joyfully and justly,
to mirror your presence in every encounter.
O God, promised in our future,
your grace beckons us
on a growing pathway of compassion.
By the power of your Holy Spirit
guide our parish community
into the coming years, resplendent with
living faith, hope and all-embracing love.
We pray through Christ our Lord. AMEN.