Dedication Service for New Building

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Gathering

We gather outside the entrance to the new building; the doors remain closed. Greetings may be exchanged.

Opening of the Doors

One at a time, each community member does the following:

  1. Knocks on the door three times (use "/me knocks three times" or something similar)
  2. Says: Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

  1. Enters the building
  2. Waits for the next person to enter the building, and responds to him or her: (Avatar's Name), this house has been built for the glory of God and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Prayer of Dedication

Eternal God, high and holy, no building can contain your glory,

whether made of bricks and mortar,

steel and concrete, or bits and bytes.

May this space be used as a gathering place for people of goodwill.

When we worship, let us worship gladly; when we study let us learn your truth.

May every meeting held here meet with your approval,

so that this building may stand as a sign of your Spirit at work in the world,

and as a witness to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Amen.