Saturate Us With Your Presence

Call to Worship Psalm 133                                

Look at how good and pleasing it is when families live together as one!
It is like expensive oil poured over the head, running down onto the beard—Aaron’s beard!—which extended over the collar of his robes.

It is like the dew on Mount Hermon streaming down onto the mountains of Zion, because it is there that the Lord has commanded the blessing: everlasting life. (2011 © Common English Bible)
Together, let us worship!

Invocation

Like Aaron’s anointing, like the oil running down onto his beard, saturate us with your presence. Extend over our collars, into our hearts and to our fingers and  toes that we might be motivated to be your hands and feet when we leave here today. Amen.

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 two perfect babies. Tim serves as Lead 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 Call to Worship, Eastertide, Invocation, Old Testament, Psalm 133, Psalms

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