Be with us, O God, as the people of St Mark the Evangelist and my family begin our journey together. Help us to do your will and to listen to each other for your Spirits guidance. May we build upon the foundation of ministry to the community of those who served the church before us. Let our time together be filled with joy and wonder. May we see and act upon the opportunities you have set before us. Allow your love to flow through all of us as we work to be the Body of Christ to the world around us. May your blessings flow on the ministries to which you have called us. All this we ask in your most Holy Name. Amen.