Call to Confession
Jesus said to them, “... Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going ...” (John 12:35b) Let us confess the places where we have walked in darkness and seek the Light of God's unconditional love.
Prayer of Confession
God of Glory,
we claim to see you as you are,
but instead we see you
as we have created you in our minds ...
we have tried to remake you into our image
instead of submitting to the Holy Spirit
that we might be remade into your image.
We put conditions on your commandment
to love one another,
choosing to love only those who
look like us
and behave like us
and worship like us
and come from "here."
Forgive us, we pray.
Transform our hearts,
so that the love you pour over us
is reflected in all we say and do.
Shine your light in and through us,
so that you may be recognized in us
Assurance of God's Grace
Jesus said, ... "Because I live, you also will live." John 14:19b 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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