Today may we join in fellowship and community. May we be reminded of the roots that bind us. May we recall that we are more together than we are individually. May we endeavor to bring our whole, best selves. May what we offer be received graciously. May we receive gratefully. Let us rejoice with each other, for when all else is stripped away, each other is all we have. For community we are thankful. Blessed Be, and Amen.