Confession & Prayer of Belonging

Reconciling with God & Neighbor

Prayer of Confession Together
Creating One: We confess we don’t always act and live as you dream for us. We pretend we are the only ones who belong. We reject our neighbors who are different or annoy us. We treat the very earth from which we are created as a thing, forgetting that like us it is a living  entity. We confess we forget that we belong to one another, to the earth, and to you O God.

Assurance of Grace
Despite mistakes and imperfections, you still belong to God. It is not conditional. God forgives you and remains with you. Remind your neighbor of their belonging in God’s world and love.

*Passing of the Peace

You Belong.
As do 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.

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