Call to Confession
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. (I John 4:7-8) In the name of Love, let us approach the throne of grace and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
We come before you, O God,
as those who shouted "Hosanna! Save us!"
and then turned from you
and denied knowing you.
We come as those who walked behind
and fell asleep waiting.
We come as those who did not speak up
when you were persecuted
or carry your cross
or even stay with you
to help bear your pain
We come as those who have witnessed
the laying down of life
and the conquering of death
in the name of love
to say "Thanks be to God!"
and "Blessed is the One who comes
in the name of the Lord!"
Hear our confessions, O God of Majesty.
Hear our deep regret,
and raise us to new life in you, we pray.
Assurance of God's Grace
thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1) Hear the Good News: in the name of Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thank 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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