Spirit of God, come as the wind to drive us forward; come as the dove to launch us heavenward; come as water to cleanse, as dew to refresh and as fire to purge; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for all the resources you give to us, not least the property entrusted to our care. Forgive us when our buildings become an end in themselves, the first and last of all we are, rather than gifts and tools for mission, service and glorifying God. Jesus, you alone are first and last! May our buildings offer worship, sanctuary, community-building, healing and hope, where all are welcome, that our buildings and our lives may declare: “This, this is the God we adore, our faithful, unchangeable friend, whose love is as great as his power, and knows neither measure nor end!”* Amen.
* StF 67 Joseph Hart
David Hinchliffe, Channel Islands District Chair