Order of service for blessing of a business place

Devotional Call:

Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times
Response: God's praise will continually be in my mouth
Leader: O Magnify the Lord with me
Response: And let us exalt his name together
Leader: O Taste and see that the lord is good
Response: Happy is everyone who takes refuge in him

Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God
Now thank we all our God, with hearts and hands and voices:
Who wondrous things have done, in whom His world rejoices;
Who, from our mother's arms, hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever-joyful hearts and blessed Peace to cheer us,
And keep us in His Grace, and guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns with them in highest heaven:
The One, Eternal God, whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

Prayer of Invocation:
O Lord our God, be present in our midst, as we join with Hazel McIntyre to dedicate this business place as her restaurant. Let your blessings be upon her and the members of her staff, day by day, as they serve others. With them we give special thanks fro bringing this process thus far in the plans and preparation. Enable them to serve tasty meals to all their patrons and to do so with the respect and courtesy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN.

Lord's Prayer

Introduction and Remarks

Lesson: Ephesians 3: 14-21

The Blessing

Leader : Sisters and Brothers, we rejoice that God has made it possible for Hazel McIntyre to find a suitable place to operate her restaurant. Let us, with her, dedicate this place to its proper use.
Response : Amen. Praise the Lord.
Leader : To the Glory of God, who guides and sanctifies us in all that we seek to do:
Response : We dedicate this place
Leader : For service to people across all barriers, with courtesy and respect
Response : We dedicate this place
Leader : For real team work between owner and workers and for genuine respect for one another; and for good food to be eaten here or taken out
Response : We dedicate this place
Leader : And now in the Name of our Triune God, we consecrate this place, committing to Gods guidance and care all who work here and all who come here to support this business. With Hazel and her staff we dedicate ourselves to Almighty God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Hymn: Yes, God Is Good
Yes God is Good - in earth and sky, from ocean depths and spreading wood,
Ten thousand voices seem to cry: God made us all, and God is Good.

For all thy gifts we bless thee, Lord, but chiefly for our heavenly food;
Thy pardoning grace, Thy quickening word, these prompt our song that God is Good



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