September 11, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Tim Lundell, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “You Won’t Relent” by Misty Edwards
Jane Aas, Ron Deters, John Erickson, Tim Carpenter, Ian Connell
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Prayer Song” (#27 P&W Songbook)
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Luke 15
Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one until it is found?
Boys and Men: When you find it, you lay it on your shoulder and rejoice.
Or what one of you, having ten silver coins, if you lose one, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until you find it?
Girls and Women: When you find it, you call together your friends and neighbors and rejoice.
All: As a vast array of people, we gather by the grace of a seeking God—who rejoices in finding us here today!
*Opening Hymn “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” (#252)
Unison Prayer of Confession
On the wrong paths to foolish lives and repeated mistakes? We know all too well where they are, God of our lives. Stirring up the waters with trouble comes easy to us, we confess. And locking the doors of our hearts to you and others happens far too often.
Holy One, forgive us. May our hearts overflow with hope for others, as you anoint us with healing oil. May we share from our abundance with all who hunger for life. May we follow Jesus, to the places of justice, service and life with you forever. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages Nathan Holst and Kelli Farell
Bibles for Our Kindergarteners
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 51:1–10
Anthem “Never Gonna Walk This Journey Alone”
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 15:1–10
Sermon “Search Lights”
Hymn “Amazing Grace” (#547)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Love Never Fails” by Brandon Heath
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “Lean On Me” (#23 P&W Songbook)
*Postlude “Little Bit of Love” by Jack Johnson