Golden Calves, Distractions, & the Realm of God

*Call to Worship

Out of the world of hardships, pains, hatred, and distractions…Come and worship!
We come together at the base of the mountain awaiting a word of hope from God.

But even here together we can get distracted by our fragmented world, our focus misdirected.
We fail to see the signs of God’s unfolding realm that abound.

Looking at our TVs, social media, and the internet we grow impatient for the promised land.
We look for other gods, sometimes even creating our own golden calves.

Strive first for the realm of God, says Jesus. Be a part of the extravagant love until it is commonplace.
Renew us, o God! May we be your presence in the world until love and justice blow across the face of the waters and dry lands of the whole earth. Amen.

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.

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