Call to Confession
All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy:
Prayer of Confession
Forgive our unholiness.
We have loved the world
more than we have loved you.
We have given into the desires of the flesh
and to the lust of our eyes
and to pride in our possessions.
When we calculated the cost of discipleship, Lord,
we found it to be too high.
How are we to live in conflict with those we love?
How are we to give up everything we possess,
including our inherent power
How are we to live as servants, God?
These are the questions we ask when we know
the real questions are
"Where do you want us to go, Lord?"
and "What do you need us to do?"
Transform our hearts, we pray,
into the hearts of devoted disciples
whose earnest desire is to serve you above
Teach us how to love as we have been loved,
to let go of the world's pretend riches
in order to open our arms to kin-dom treasures
only accessible through the wonder of love.
Assurance of God's Grace
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 8 that he lavished on us. (Ephesians 1:7-8) Hear the Good News: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God!
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us also forgive one another.
The peace of Christ be with you.
Please extend the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter this week.
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
Proudly powered by Weebly