Call to Confession
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 3:2) Let us confess our sin before God, repent from our wicked ways, and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
Son of God,
We are your siblings,
co-heirs of the kin-dom,
yet we are also the ones who cut you down.
We laugh at your teachings,
we respond with sarcasm
We refuse to welcome those you send out
in your name ...
your friends ...
and we refuse to be among them --
It boils down to trust, Lord,
and we claim that our DNA
is that of distrust.
It is how we are made, we say,
yet we were made in your image,
in the image of love,
in the image of mercy,
in the image of wisdom.
Open our ears, we pray, that we might hear.
Open our eyes, we pray, that we might see.
Open our hearts, we pray, that we might trust --
and in one another --
and find hope and healing in the Good News.
Assurance of God's Grace
God has promised that when we confess our sin, God who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins, removing them as far as the east is from the west and remembering them no more. 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 today.
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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