Call to Worship & Time of Confession


The purple of Lent
is laid out before us,
a symbol of Christ’s royalty.

  The old and the new,
       have come together,
          a new banner for our journey.

    The past informs our trek
from here to the cross.

  We’ve made the trip before
         but it is never quite the same.

Our history, our faith guides us,
through just such a time as this.

We pause in prayer to release
that which holds us back:
our hurts, our transgressions,
broken relationships, &
our longing for things,
other than your will.

[Time of Silent Confession]


Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, First Sunday of Lent

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