Come! Come and Follow!

Come! Come and follow!
We visit our friends on Mondays.

Come! Come and follow!
We buy our groceries on Tuesdays.

Come! Come and follow!
We go to book club on
Wednesdays.

Come! Come and follow!
We go to senior meal on Thursdays.

Come! Come and follow!
We have tea on Fridays.

Come! Come and follow!
We do laundry on Saturdays.

Come! Come and follow!
We wonder where everyone
went on Sundays.

Come! Come and follow!
Become the people God
   created you to be!
We come to worship with passion!
We come to worship with joy!

Come! Come and follow!
Become the people God
    created you to be!
We come to learn how
to be fishers of people!
We come to be transformed by
God’s spirit of vitality.

Come! Come and follow!
Become the people God
    created you to be!
Holy One,
Transform us in this hour!
Send us out to be God’s love!  Cause us to do justice,
with each step this week. Amen.

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Tim strives to share God’s extravagant love for all–no matter what & without strings. Seeking to follow the lure of the Spirit, Tim writes about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in an era where Christianity has come to be associated with hatred and political wedge issues. “Heinous things have been said & done (& still are) in the name of the One who breathed in the Divine,” notes Tim, “but Jesus shows us that God loves extravagantly.” Following the teachings and life of Jesus is about inclusion not exclusion. It is about compassion, grace, and admitting no one has all the answers. It is about responding lovingly to the best of our human ability. It is about people not institutions. It is about social justice. It is about caring for creation. It is about being who we were each created to be. Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children and their spouses, and a grandfather of two perfect babies. The former pastor of the Condon United Church of Christ, Tim recently began serving the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Albany, Oregon. He writes from home, from the coffee shop, and wherever the trail leads him.

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