Call to Confession
One thing I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)
Let us confess our sin before God, and seek God’s extravagant mercy.
Prayer of Confession, Transfiguration Sunday
That’s what we are.
Seeing, but not perceiving …
Hearing, but not understanding …
we jump in the middle
of a critical moment
to existential questions
we don’t even know
how to articulate.
Forgive us, God.
Forgive our foolishness.
Forgive our egocentricity.
Forgive our ignorance.
Open the eyes of our hearts,
Help us to grasp
the gravity of the moment,
the holiness of your presence
and the fulfillment of promises
Keep us awake to pray.
Keep us alert to your activity.
Ready us to go back down the mountain
and to greet what awaits us
in the valley of the shadow of death
that we may be strengthened
for the ministry you call us
Assurance of God’s Grace
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17) Hear the Good News: 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 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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