Colossians 1:18-20 and
Jesus, we come to worship today
beginners in the school of beginning.
You are the firstborn of the dead,
herald of hope in despair,
bringer of light after a long season of darkness.
Begin a new thing in us today,
new ways of thinking,
new ways of living,
new ways of being a reconciling community.
We pray this together
as people of peace,
as a people longing for peace, your peace,
peace that passes understanding. Amen.