Call to Confession
Who among us is upright and blameless, for we all stumble in many ways. Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, OT27B
Our feet have not held fast to your steps, O God;
We have not kept your way
but have turned aside.
We have departed from the commandment
of your lips,
loving not the way we have been loved;
We have not treasured the words of your mouth
more than our portion of food,
more than shelter,
more than life itself.
we mock you
and we mock others,
pretending we know better,
pretending we know more,
pretending we are qualified to sit in the seat
pretending we are sovereign.
Forgive us, we pray.
Inspire in us a heart for mercy,
a compassion that is at least decent
and at most empathetic and kind.
Strengthen our faith,
that we may trust in your activity
in our world,
and in our individual and communal lives.
Assurance of God's Grace
"Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.” (Proverbs 9:6) 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 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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