Forgive Our Choices

Prayer of Confession

We choose security.
We choose comfort.
We choose things and entertainment.
All while our neighbors suffer and do without. 

Forgive us for our focus on the ways of our secular world rather than your ways of radical love and sacrificial compassion. Offer us your grace though we too fail to offer it to one another.Amen.

Assurance of Grace

Our God takes delight in each hair on your head. Our God forgives you without hesitation because you are God’s beloved. Each and everyone of us are God’s beloved. Turn to your neighbor and see what God sees in their eyes. Remind your neighbor that they, too, are God’s beloved.

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 1 Kings, 1 Kings 18, 1 Kings 18:21-39, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Old Testament

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