Look & See: A Call to Worship

Look and see!
I see Jesus walking
   along the shore.

Hear and listen!
Jesus is calling
   Simon Peter and Andrew. 

Jesus is calling us, too.

Follow and watch!
Jesus is going to the edges
   of our culture.
Jesus is hugging and healing,
   teaching and loving.

Follow and learn!
Jesus is serving the weak,
    the poor, & the oppressed.

Jesus is challenging the strong,
   the comfortable,
       & the oppressor.

Pause and learn!
We gather to worship,
   to learn & grow,
      to find motivation & to focus.

Let us worship!
Let us worship the worthy one!

Let us pray!
Cause us to learn & grow,
   move us to love with your
      extravagance. Amen.       

See related Benediction.

Tim strives to share God’s extravagant love for all–no matter what & without strings. Seeking to follow the lure of the Spirit, Tim writes about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in an era where Christianity has come to be associated with hatred and political wedge issues. “Heinous things have been said & done (& still are) in the name of the One who breathed in the Divine,” notes Tim, “but Jesus shows us that God loves extravagantly.” Following the teachings and life of Jesus is about inclusion not exclusion. It is about compassion, grace, and admitting no one has all the answers. It is about responding lovingly to the best of our human ability. It is about people not institutions. It is about social justice. It is about caring for creation. It is about being who we were each created to be. Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect grandchildren. Tim serves as Senior Pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Albany, Oregon. He writes from home, from the coffee shop, and wherever the trail leads him.

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:11-4:1, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Call to Worship, Matthew, Matthew 4, Matthew 4:18-22, Old Testament
One comment on “Look & See: A Call to Worship
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