2013 Worship – August 25
Order of Service
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Prelude “This is the Day”
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Your people come from many places
with different stories to tell;
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord.
Your people come weighed down
with their unique bundle of burdens;
Restore us again, O God.
Your people come ready to hear
your word of hope proclaimed anew;
Revive us again, so that we may rejoice in You.
*Opening Hymn “There’s a Wideness…” (#23 black hymnal)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Holy One, once more, we come to you with our prayers. Our crippling spirits keep us from following you. Our grudges weigh us down until we cannot walk straight in your way. Our anger becomes a fire which scorches our friends and loved ones. Our fears blind us to the goodness in those we believe to be different.
Forgive us, God our Rock, and set us free from our wrong-doings and wrong ideas. May we feel your love, grace, and hope touching each of us.
Then may we offer you our joyful thanks and praise.
Assurance of Pardon
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 103:1–8
Special Music “Whispering Hope”
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 13:10–17
Sermon “Standing Tall”
Hymn “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me” (#474 black hymnal)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
*The Thanksgiving “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
(#351 red hymnal)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Most Holy God, we offer our lives with these gifts. Sharpen our awareness of the sacred all around us; startle us with the joy of discipleship and strengthen
us that we may stand tall and follow Jesus.
*Closing Hymn Sing
*indicates “please stand” (if you are able)
The People of Peace Church
John Ameel, Lay Leader
Doug Bowen-Bailey, Interpreter
Mike & Diane Swanoski, Special Music
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson