Call to Confession
For (our) iniquities have gone over (our) heads; like heavy burdens, they are too heavy for us. (Psa.m 38:4) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, Pentecost +5, Year A
To what do you compare this generation, O God?
We behave worse than children,
yelling at one another over differences of opinion,
allowing those differences to divide us
one from another
and even within families.
Our hypocrisy is blatant;
we wear it as a badge of honor.
Truly in the name of privilege,
we behave like fools.
Forgive us, Parent God,
though we hardly deserve it.
Open our eyes to our own irrationality.
Teach us the wisdom of your grace.
Grant us the courage to submit to your transforming love,
that your gracious will for the world
and all your created order might be realized.
Assurance of God's Grace
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) 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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