We Confess Our Part in the World’s Fragmentation

Confession of Sin

Holy One, you know our hearts, our acts, and our hurts. We confess we’ve failed to love our neighbor as ourselves. 

Not only have we done less than we know we can, we have too often convinced ourselves that we are superior to our neighbors. If they were just more like us, we tell ourselves, the world would be better. We confess our arrogance and our lack of humility. 

We confess we too often contribute to the fragmentation of our world that yearns for your Good News of expansive love and justice. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

No matter what you have done or failed to do, no matter your motivation, hear this: God loves you! God weeps and rejoices with you in life’s ups and downs. God has not given up on you. You are God’s delight. You are God’s beloved. Share this love with your neighbor.

Passing of the Peace

You Are God’s Beloved
As Are You

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 Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke 4, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Mark 1:8-11a, Mark 1:9-11, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

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