Monday, September 28, 2015

150th Anniversary of LSS of MN

Table Grace at 150th Anniversary of LSS of MN
September 26, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN

Gracious God of yesterday, today and tomorrow:  you have invited us to sit at table this evening among this great company of neighbors bound together by their love and support for LSS of Minnesota.

Give us keen memory to reflect back in deep gratitude over a century-and-a-half of expressing the love of Christ for all Minnesotans through service that has inspired hope, changed lives and built community.

Open our hearts to take in the wonder of all the ways LSS of MN still links together staff, volunteers, congregations and supporters to live and work together for a vision of dignity, safety, and hope in every one of Minnesota’s 87 counties.

Grant us inspired imagination to peer ahead, into your own unfolding future, energized by the hope that you will not stop creating innovative pathways for LSS of MN to meet unforeseen challenges to serve the least, the lost and the last.

Furnish us with the unflagging faith that knows you, O God, as the One who is always making these things happen—for you love your whole creation, you have poured out your own life for all persons, and you are making all things new in Jesus Christ.

Thank you, thank you, thank you--God of abundant hope:  for this good food and drink…for this company of fellow travelers…for this night of remembering, celebrating and renewing our commitment to be your hands and feet for the sake of all our neighbors.

We pray all these things through the One who for our sake became poor, so that we and all people might bask in the riches of your grace.   Amen.

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