Our journey into the spiritual realties of the Divine Service has come to its end. We have peeled back the layers and I pray you have come to love the Liturgy and the mysteries it contains. I also hope you dare to be proud of being Lutheran and unashamedly want to be Lutheran in belief and practice. It is a joyful blessing and is why Satan attacks are so fierce to rob the Saints of their heritage.
As you are gathered to the House of the Lord, may your eyes be open to the heavenly Jerusalem into which you have come. Surrounded by all the saints and angels of heaven, receive our Lord's gifts and offer up your sacrifices of thanksgiving, as His priest, for the glory of His Name.
Amen. And again I say, Amen!