Call to Confession
All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, OT29B
Out of the raging storm, Almighty God,
we hear your voice,
and we are ashamed.
We use your name in vain
when we blame you for the chaos in our lives.
We pretend to know the answers
to questions of the universe
that are beyond our comprehension.
Our empty words are void of knowledge.
Absent of understanding,
we speak declare condemnation
and speak pain with a false sense of wisdom
Forgive us, we pray.
Move your spirit among us,
humbling our hearts,
and renewing a right spirit within us,
that we might remember that we are
children of the Sovereign, Creator God
who spoke creation into being
and then called it good.
Reignite in us a faith in your created order,
and help us to trust that you work all things
together for good.
Assurance of God's Grace
God has promised that when we confess our sin, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sin, removing it as far as the east is from the west, and remembering it no more. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
Since we have been forgiven 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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