O Lord, we are filled with faith, energized by the power of your love, and united by the mission you have entrusted to us as we pray for our St. James’ community. Guide the efforts for all involved in this transition in parish leadership. May the richness, diversity and gifts of each person here be treasured and used in the service of your name. Let us view this moment of change and renewal, not as a threat to what has been, but as an invitation to build up the foundation which has been given to us, a transformative community of faith, one in purpose and dedicated ever more fruitfully to the building up of your Kingdom. We ask this through you who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.