Call to Confession
Jesus (said), “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you?" (Matthew 17:17a,b) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
God, forgive us.
Too often, it cannot be said of us
that we devote ourselves to good works
and acts of charity.
We are dying inside
because of our lack of compassion
for those around us
and our inward-only focus.
Forgive us, we pray.
Transform our greed into generosity,
our selfishness into selflessness,
and our fearful individuation into lifegiving community,
that all we do
brings glory to you.
Assurance of God's Grace
[Jesus Christ] it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds. (Titus 2:14) 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!
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