Call to Confession
All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy:
Prayer of Confession
Forgive us, God.
We lie to ourselves and to one another,
claiming to be self-sufficient
when all we have
comes from you.
Because of our egocentric viewpoints,
we fail to acknowledge your grace
and your goodness,
let alone offer our thanks
or sing praise to your name
or share what we have
Our entire theology is wrapped up
in our self-centeredness,
and therefore, we have become
a lawless nation,
a people like those from whom
you rescued us.
Have mercy on us, we pray.
Remind us from whence we have come
and by whose hand we have been saved.
Transform our hearts,
and make of us a people who reflect
your presence among us.
Assurance of God's Grace
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God-- not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we may walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10) Hear the Good News: 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 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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