November 12, 2017 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Ellyn Wiens, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Have You Met Miss Jones” played by Ian Connell,
Matthew Prois, Peter Farell, Daniel Pospisil, August Qson
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of the Candles
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Jesus Loves Me”
*Responsive Call to Worship
The God who is greater than we will ever understand,
was humbled to become one of us so we might
know how to live.
The God who is more loving that our hearts dare imagine,
gives us more grace than we ever realize.
The God who is wiser than we will ever know,
loves us and teaches us how to love all people.
Let us worship our God together in joy.
*Opening Hymn “Take My Life, God, Let it Be” (#448)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Holy One, we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive us, renew us and lead us, so that we might delight in your will and follow in your ways. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministries
Children’s Choir “Give Me Oil in My Lamp” directed by Susan Larson Kidd
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Epistles: I Thessalonians 4:13–18
Anthem “A Sight In Camp In the Daybreak Grey and Dim”
composed by Brad Bombardier, based on a poem by Walt Whitman
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 25:1–13
Sermon “Tending Love’s Light”
Hymn “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” (#369)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Journey to Generosity ~ Stewardship Mission Moment
Carl and Catherine Carter Huber
Dedicating Our Financial Pledges for 2018
Song “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, played by Nathan Holst
Prayer of Dedication led by our Stewardship Team
Lighting of Candles for the Victims of Gun Violence,
Songs During Candle Lighting: “Nothing Can Trouble” (#772), “In All Our Living” (#499), and “Holy Angels” (#4 P&W Songbook),
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “My Foolish Heart” by Washington & Young
*The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you. Multiply and use them to bring the word and the touch of Jesus to this place and throughout the world. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “I Want to Be Ready” (#616)
*Postlude “Nica’s Dream” by Horace Silver