Benediction at Prayer Service

God of Grace & Hope,

Creator of our blue and green globe.
Healer of our bodies and hearts.
Trusters of our ability to grow in empathy, generosity, & open-heartedness.

Lead us through this time of pain, aching, and fear.
Hold our hands as a new age filled with joy and laughter, justice, and love emerges through birth pains of fear, hate, and short-sightedness. Amen.

As we leave this Zoom, open your whole beings to the Holy Spirit who points the way forward. Call upon our rabbi Jesus who walked among us. Go in peace. Go in grace. Go in hope. 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.

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