Call to Confession
Jesus said to them, “The light is in you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. (John 12:35) Let us confess the places where we have walked in darkness, and seek the light of God's mercy:
Prayer of Confession
You have taken us by the hand, O God,
and guided us toward all the truth there is,
but we have resisted the Spirit of Truth
and sought our own desires
above our responsibilities
as heirs of the kin-dom.
You have not drawn attention to yourself
as we do, when we are insistent
upon our own way,
but you subtly make sense
out of the directives you have given us,
which the world calls foolishness.
And the world calls it foolishness
because it does not know
and neither does it understand
that honoring the sovereignty of God
and the redemption of Christ
through the power of the Spirit
results in deliverance
according to your will.
Forgive us for aligning ourselves
with the world, O God.
Transform our hearts
and make us into the people
you have called us to be.
Assurance of God's Grace
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. (1 John 4:13-14) 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!
Proudly powered by Weebly