In Loving Partnership

No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow……

We are finally seeing the signs of Spring in blooming flowers, ornamental fruit trees, longer days and soft rains. The change in seasons also brings a lot of activity for members of IOKDS preparing for our General Convention. Please take a moment to consider the dedication, creativity and hours upon hours of hard work being done on our behalf as our leaders, staff and convention committee prepare for our time together in Chautauqua, NY.

In 1983 Jim Strathdee wrote a beautiful song of rededication. This is an ideal prayer for us to offer in gratitude for our 132 year old organization and the loving community we have established to serve In His Name.


In Loving Partnership

In loving partnership we come
Seeking, O God, your will to do.
Our prayers and actions now receive,
We freely offer them to you.

We are the hands and feet of Christ
Serving, by grace, each other’s need.
We dare to risk and sacrifice
With truthful word and faithful deed.

Loving community we seek;
Your hope and strength within us move.
The poor and rich, the strong and weak
Are brought together in your love.

In loving partnership, O God,
Help us your future to proclaim.
Justice and peace be our desire
We humbly pray in Jesus’ name.

Jim Strathdee

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