Call to Confession
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Prayer of Confession, Transfiguration Sunday, Year C
We come into your presence
with our minds veiled.
We cannot risk seeing you face to face.
We cannot risk being changed.
Give us the law again, O God.
We want to believe the law
will make us holy,
will define who and what
we are to be,
will make clear for us
the lines we want drawn
Forgive us, God.
Forgive our fear and trembling
at things we do not understand.
Forgive our dependence
on stone tablets.
Open our eyes to the transforming work
you are doing in and around us
in the name of Love,
that we might recognize the holy
in the faces of all whom we have arrogantly
and erroneously condemned
in your name,
and love as you love.
Assurance of God's Grace
Therefore, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:19-22) 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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