Praise God Whose Love Flows From Generation to Generation

*Call to Worship based on Psalm 146

Praise God with your whole being!
I will praise God as long as I live!

Don’t trust the plans of humanity.
Only God’s expansive love is eternal.

Praise God!
We praise the creator,
the God of Jacob.
The one who straightens the bent,
who loves the hungry and poor.

Praise God!
We are here to praise our God,
who protects the immigrant,
who helps the orphan and widow.

Praise God!
Praise the creator whose love flows from
generation to generation until all is
as God dreams it can be.

Praise God!                                 

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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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