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, Pentecost +8, Year A
We hoard our cheap treasures
out of fear and greed.
We refuse to sacrifice even small things
for the greater good.
We justify the evil we do
and call it good.
Hear our prayers for mercy, Lord,
as the world cries out for justice.
Hear our prayers for justice, Lord,
as the world cries out for mercy.
Release us from fear's grip.
Teach us compassion,
and open our hearts
to sacrificial love.
Help us to name the evil within us
and among us
and to eradicate it
in the name of the one who died
to give life abundantly
Assurance of God's Grace
God has promised that when we confess our sin, God forgives us our sin and removes it as far as the east is from the west, remembering it 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 this day~
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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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