Make Us Like Rain

Prayer of Confession

Sacred Spirit: Like kings of old, we posture. Determined to define ourselves against one another, we forget we are called to be one humanity. Like Rehoboam, we can make the lives of our neighbors more difficult. Forgive us. Inspire us as we recommit to live into your dream. Make us like rain that nourishes the earth.

Assurance of Grace

Hear these words of assurance: You are forgiven. God’s grace, God’s dream awaits you. It is full of forgiveness and chances to live as you were created. Share that grace of belovedness with one another.

Passing of the Peace

You are God’s Beloved.

As are you.

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 1 Kings, 1 Kings 12, 1 Kings 12:1-17, Confession of Sin & Assurance, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

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