A few of our members here at Central have asked for a copy of the benediction that was used at the end of our assembly this past Sunday. It was written by John Newton, the author of “Amazing Grace,” in 1779.

“May the Father’s boundless love, the grace of Christ our Savior, and the favor of the Holy Spirit rest upon you. May we abide in union with our Lord and with each other. And in this sweet communion. may we possess joys which earth cannot provide. Amen.”