Alpha & Omega

You created us out of the earth and your own breath. 
We are made in your own image, forever connected to you. 

You called us out of Egypt saving us from slavery. 
We are your beloved,
always in your sights. 

You brought us home from exile. 
We began rebuilding the Temple. 

You sent an infant of the earth and your breath to guide us when we wandered off again. 
We follow the Christ who showed us how to love extravagantly. 

You are with us today, transforming us and the church for a new age. 
We open ourselves up to your ever-luring and always-loving spirit. 

You were with us, are with us, and will be with us. You are our alpha and omega. 
You are worthy to be praised! Amen!

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 Advent, Advent Joy, Call to Worship, Ezra, Ezra 1, Ezra 1:1-4, 3:1-4, 10-13, Ezra 3

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