Call to Confession
For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:14) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy:
Prayer of Confession
Forgive us, God.
We are dishonest with little
and dishonest with much.
We make power plays.
We do not give to Ceasar what is Caesar's,
and we do not give to you what is yours.
In fact, we pretend that everything we have
instead of acknowledging
that every good and perfect gift comes from you.
Lord, have mercy.
Help us release the fear that weighs us down.
Reorient our allegiance, so that the only Master we serve
Teach us to be stewards
of all our resources ...
of money, yes,
but also of relationships
and of creation
and of our particular gifts
in such a way that everyone benefits
from that which you so generously share with us.
Assurance of God's Grace
for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. (Colossians 3:3-4) Hear the Good News: In the name of Jesus Christ, you 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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