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, Lord!
We shout our hosannas
and throw down our coats
at the triumphal entry,
but when you do not turn out to be
the sword-bearing, nationalist, avenger
that we have decided we want,
we turn our backs on you
and yell "Crucify!"
You are indeed the chief cornerstone
of the Church of God,
and we have rejected you,
choosing instead the white horses
and flashing weapons
and repulsive display of greed
and the never-ending lies
over humility and compassion and peace.
Have mercy on us, we pray.
Transform our hearts,
and lead us to the cross of self-sacrifice
in the name of LOVE.
Assurance of God's Grace
Friends, God has promised that when we confess our sin, God who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sin and remove it as far as the east is from the west. Hear the Good News: In 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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