May 21, 2017 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Our 2017 Confirmands
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “God Images” video by Adam Daniluk
Greetings and Announcements
Ringing of the Peace Bells & Lighting of Candles by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship led by Brita Mowers
The journey of faith is a journey through life. We are pilgrims, travelers, making our way. We sojourn on the pathway of the saints. We walk the same highway and follow the same land marks which led them.
But for each generation, in each place and time, and for each seeker who travels this way, the road seems different.Today we celebrate tomorrow’s leaders, the heroes of a history yet to be made. We hold out our hands to them and beckon them to join us on the journey.
As they walk beside us, we may tell them our stories, but we may not tell them the way. We can tell them of our questions, but the answers must come from within their own hearts.
We celebrate a new generation of faith, a new branch with its leaves about to blossom.
Let us make a place for them and let them know that the family of Christ is their family too. Let us worship God together.
*Opening Hymn “Morning Has Broken” (#11 P&W Songbook)
Story for All Ages “God’s Presence” video by Adrianna Hudyma
Song “Hip, Hip, Hippopotamus” Scott McInerney & Jack O’Connell
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Micah 6:8 read by Axel Aas
Anthem “If Ye Love Me” by Thomas Tallis
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 4:35–41 read by Megan Daniluk
Song “Get in the Boat”
Poetry Jack O’Connell and Rachel Skwira-Brown
Piano Composition “Holy Spirit” Gabriel Ehlers-Nelson
by Axel Aas, Abbie Amundsen, Adam Daniluk, Megan Daniluk, Connor Feyen, Hannah Feyen, Adrianna Hudyma, Seth Hoffman, Abbi Lundberg, Haley Montgomery, Scott McInerney, Brita Mowers, Ben Westrum, and Gabe Zaun
Song “The Rock”
I will call upon the Lord
Who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies
The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And may the God of our salvation be exalted
We Respond to God’s Presence
The Rite of Confirmation
Promises of the Confirmands
Blessings by the Parents
Song “May the Long Time Sun” (#10 P&W Songbook)
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (using debts), and a Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
The Offertory “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison
*The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562, 1 verse)
*Prayer of Dedication
Take our gifts, Composing God, and weave a song of healing for people who feel broken, of nourishment for those who are hungry, and peace for those torn by violence. Amen.
*Closing Song “These Footsteps” (#15 P&W Songbook)