2016 Triennium Commissioning Service

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Suggested Music

Go Do– Jonsi
Song can be used prior to the service, during the service, or as a musical reflection if you include the lyrics in the service

Leader

We read in the Gospel of Matthew 28, “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

We are excited today for the commissioning of these young people and adults to the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium, an event that continues the great commission of disciple-making, spoken by Jesus to the first disciples on a mount in Galilee.

We commission them to go and do.

Would you pray with me, (prayer based on the song Go Do by Jonsi)

Leader

God, just as you did so long ago, we commission these young people and adults to worship you.
To experience your love
To sense your trust in them, even though some doubt
To acknowledge your authority
To become disciples
To make disciples
To learn
To teach
To follow
To remember

People          

You’re at the end of the age
You’re with us always
You’re the great teacher
You’re Father, Son and Holy Spirit
You’re among all nations
You’re a disciple maker
You’re trusting
You’re love

Leader

And your love is not just to be experienced, sensed, acknowledged, but you send us to

People          

Go, Do

Leader

To come together with people from different places to

People          

Go, Do

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To pray, laugh, cry, worship, play, eat… so

People          

Go, Do

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To dance, study, walk, run, stand, sing…so

People          

Go, Do

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To soak up the love of God, self and others …so we will come back and

People          

Go, Do

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So…Go, Do.

People          

We, your people, pray for these young people and adults, who we send to the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium. We pray, God, you will move through all their experiences at Triennium. That it is a reminder of how you bring people together. That all are welcome. That everyone is accepted. That your word is embedded in their hearts.

We pray for the renewal of friendships and the birth of new ones. For deep thoughts, transformation and the freedom to be silly.

God, shape Triennium to be a life-altering, life-giving, life-forming, unbelievably awesome experience. That the joy, laughter and challenges shared by those gathered together will travel with them and carry them all the days of their lives.

In your loving name, we pray these things, and together we say, Amen.

Charge and Blessing

Leader

In the name of Jesus, we charge you to GO and be filled with the love of God. May you experience the fullness of God, and when you return, to share those experiences with everyone God places on your path. May you go and do, so you will go and do.

This resource was created by Nathan Wheeler; Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, serving on the Discipleship Ministry Team. Nathan lives in Memphis and is a member of the 2016 Triennium Production Team.