God of wonders we give you thanks for the opportunity to come and celebrate the traditions of our brothers and sisters in other cities and other states. We give you thanks for their faithfulness, for their discipleship, and their community. God of connection, though we may be miles apart, unite our spirits this day that we may truly be drawn into the communion of saints. Come into this place Holy Spirit, fill us with your peace and your joy, overwhelm us with your power, and receive this, our service of praise and thanksgiving, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.