Written by Anthony Bolkema from South Holland, Illinois

LEADER: We have assembled together in this place as the gathered body of Christ, lifting our voices to proclaim Christ to the world through our worship.

PEOPLE: We prepare to leave now as the scattered body of Christ, lifting our voices for Christ is with us in our work in the world.

LEADER: As lab techs and lawyers, as firefighters and farmers,

PEOPLE:  Christ is with us in our work in the world.

LEADER: As tellers and teachers, as accountants and auto mechanics,

PEOPLE:  Christ is with us in our work in the world.

LEADER: As managers and marketers, as nurses and nannies,

PEOPLE:  Christ is with us in our work in the world.

LEADER: As engineers and event planners, as postal workers and production managers,

PEOPLE:  Christ is with us in our work in the world.

LEADER: As salespeople and social workers, as cashiers and construction workers,

PEOPLE:  Christ is with us in our work in the world.

LEADER:  And as you go, know that you do not go alone. Your work is held in the power and covered in the blessing of the Triune God.  May the love of God the Father, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit rest, rule, and abide with you all as you carry Christ in your work in the world.