Obvious & Subtle

Prayer of Confession

You appear to us in this way and that way. Sometimes you show up in our neighbors’ face and sometimes you’re as dramatic as a burning bush. Still we don’t see you. We are too focused elsewhere to recognize you are everywhere. Forgive our failure to perceive you. Guide us to sense your mystery and respond with actions of your heart. Amen.

Assurance of Grace

Hear the Good News: Always, we are forgiven for our lapses of awareness. In obvious and subtle ways God reminds us of the mystery of boundless love. God never stops reaching out for you in small and big ways. You are God’s beloved, of course God reaches out to you. Share the Good News with your neighbors.

*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.

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