ON THE 19TH DECEOMBER 2015
Today, we are gathered together in the sight of God to dedicate this building to God Almighty. The scripture says that when the Temple was built, in the days of Ezra, “the children of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the children of captivity, kept the dedication of this House of God with joy” (Ezra 6:16)
We are grateful for the opportunity which God has given to us to build, for our own generation and for the generations yet to come, a House, which is the House of God. We rejoice that the work of building has being carried to its completion, and that this House is now ready for worship and for the ministries to which it shall be dedicated. Therefore it is with great joy that:
*We dedicate to Thee, O Lord, this House of God! To the glory of the Father who has called us by His grace; to the honor of Jesus Christ, His Son, who loved us and gave Himself for us; to the praise of the Holy Spirit who is our Comforter and Guide!
*We dedicate this House for the worship of God, in praise and in prayer; for the preaching of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ; for the observance of the Holy ordinances commanded by Him and for the ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit!
*We dedicate this House of God for the comfort of those who are in sorrow; for the strengthening of those who are weak; for the encouragement of those who are facing trials and temptations!
*We dedicate this House of God for the blessings of God upon marriages which shall be consummated amongst us; for the sanctification and the protection of the family; for guidance in establishing of Christian homes!
*We dedicate this House for the teaching of the eternal truths of God’s Word; for the shaping of life to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ; for the directing of Christian action to every day fulfilment of God’s purpose in man.
*We dedicate this House of God, in loving memory of all who, with heart and hand, have served this church; with deep gratitude to these whose gifts and ministries have made this present construction possible; with prayer in faith for those who shall worship and minister in this place in days and years to come!
*We dedicate this House of God, as members of this household of God, in unity of Spirit, in the love of Christ and in gratitude for this House to be an habitation of God through the Spirit!
*We now dedicate ourselves to Christ, to the worship of God, to the work to which He has appointed us, now and forever!
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we now dedicate this House to be set apart forever from profane and common uses; and that it shall be set apart for worship and service of Almighty, to whom belong “power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory and blessings”
And the people said: “AMEN!”