Call to Confession
Sadly, we have rejected our God who saved us from all our calamaties and our distresses. Let us present ourselves before the Lord and confess our sin and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, OT10
We are a stiff-necked people,
uncircumcised in heart and ears,
resistant of the Holy Spirit at work in our midst.
We grumble against the Lord
and quarrel among ourselves
and with our leaders.
We want what we want when we want it.
We do not care about what it will cost others.
We only care about ourselves.
Our cries to God go unanswered
because we have chosen to follow
our own desires.
Forgive us, O God.
Forgive our selfishness.
Forgive our faithlessness.
Forgive our hardened hearts.
Teach us to measure our desires
against our neighbor's need,
against the stranger's dreams,
against your will for your people everywhere,
and to be transformed by love
Assurance of God's Grace
We are a people holy to the Lord our God; made holy by the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, through whom we are redeemed. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God for this indescribable gift!
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 day.
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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