We gather this morning as your people — as church. We are here to elect leaders and approve a budget for the coming year. We are here to learn about the program cabinet and our role within the Disciples of Christ denomination. Open our hearts and minds to your ways that we are mindful of one another and your teachings. Focus us on your expectations to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly in your presence. Hold us. Nudge us. Remind us. We are yours and we are called to follow the teachings of the one in whom we pray, Jesus the Christ. Amen.