Strengthening Source of Life
steadfast in all our yesterdays, surrounding us here this day
, and still tomorrow.
We come tonight...
grateful for your
Spirit in this present moment in time
even in our amazement that 50 years have filled all of our yesterdays
grateful that we can
at least recognize each other's names despite all the years of aging...
grateful for all of
those who have so faithfully spent long hours to make this reunion possible!
We come tonight - O God...
thankful for this our
class of 58
for the richness of the memories that delight us
for the dedication of the teachers who inspired & nurtured
for the gift of friendships that indelibly formed us in community
thankful indeed for
our life journeys --- and the constancy of Your presence through all
of the many challenges and changes, sad times and the celebrations.
Gracious God of all our circling years--we come tonight...
honoring this holy
moment in time
... prayerfully remembering that from You we are created and to You
and so it is that we
come honoring and remembering all those who have returned to Your eternal
... and we seek your blessing on their loved ones
... AND on each of us here as we come
... bringing all that we have been
... all that we are
... and all that we still hope to be.
Be with us, O God of Life...
as we celebrate in this momentous milestone in time with food and renewed
... and we pray that You will continue to guide us into our futures
... empowering us on the rest of our life's journey to choose
the power of love and
truth and peace
commitment and caring
daring us to make a difference for the generations that follow
May we live this day and all our days with the gifts
that are ours to share!