The Words Of Dismissal

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The words of Dismissal are words of closure and of sending forth.

The minister, from the back of the congregation, ends public worship with a proclamation that begins the Christian service in the world. An example may be: "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord" to which the people respond,"Thanks be to God. "

Examples of the Words of Dismissal

Go out into the world in peace;

have courage;

hold on to what is good;

return no one evil for evil;

strengthen the fainthearted;

support the weak, and help the...


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