September 10, 2017 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Jen Pearson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Hands of the Potter” by Caedmon’s Call
Sung by Jane Aas, John Erickson, Mary Nienaber,
Dave Winchester, Tim Carpenter, Ian Connell
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “You are Welcome” (#19 P&W Songbook)
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
We gather here, where God would guide us:
to be more compassionate and loving in our living.
We gather here, where Jesus would teach us:
the wisdom to choose forgiveness over holding a grudge, the language of hope for all, especially the children.
We gather here, where the Spirit imparts wisdom:
so we might know how to share grace, so we would learn to welcome all people.
*Opening Hymn “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (#23)
Unison Prayer of Confession adapted from Thom Shuman
All you ask of us is to love one another, God of our lives, and you are more than willing to teach us how. Yet we find this simple request so hard to carry out, this easy lesson so difficult to learn.
Forgive us, Merciful God, and unclasp our hands from our grudges. With Christ in our midst, we can become the people you dream about: loving, merciful,
gentle, and compassionate people of God.
Assurance of God’s Love
Celebrating the Baptism of Lennox Dean Olson
Song “My Lighthouse” by Rend Collective
Story for All Ages Nathan Holst and Kelli Farell
Bibles for Our Kindergartners
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 119:33–40
Anthem “Draw the Circle Wide”
God’s Word in the Epistle: Romans 13:8–14
Sermon “The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me”
Hymn “Spirit of Jesus, If I Love My Neighbor” (#590)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “How Deep is Your Compassion”
*The Thanksgiving “The Doxology”
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done
Creator, Christ and Spirit, One. Amen.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “Lean On Me” (#23 P&W Songbook)
*Sung Benediction “Long Time Sun” (#10 P&W Songbook)
*Postlude “Everybody” by Ingrid Michaelson