Whatever Our Shape, Abilities, or Struggles

We are created by God!
We gather assured of God’s love and dream for humanity.

We are created in God’s image.
We gather assured that whatever our shape, our abilities, or our struggles, we reflect the image of God.

Our mental or physical characteristics are never punishment for sin. Never. God created each of us out of love and hope.
Within you, within me, within all people, the essence of God can be found.

Let us pray:
Creating One, we are humbled by your confidence in us. Encourage us as we strive to manifest who you dream we can be. Amen. 

Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children, their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tim 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, Invocation, John, John 9, John 9:1-41, narrative lectionary, Uncategorized

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