Call to Confession
(Jesus said,) "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in." (Matthew 23:13) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, P6C
has impacted the world around us,
We have failed to care for our neighbors
as we care for ourselves.
Often times, our sense of value
depends on which end
of the almighty dollar
we find ourselves,
so that we expect to spend less
and we expect to receive more,
creating a system of economic injustice
in a global economy
instead of fostering a healthy interdependence.
Hear our pleas for mercy,
and rescue us from the pain we inflict on others,
teaching us the way of love and compassion
that Jesus modeled.
Assurance of God's Grace
I, I am (the One) who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins, (said the Lord). (Isaiah 43:25) 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 those 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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