August 30, 2015 ~ 8:30am and 10:30am
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The People of Peace Church
Kevin Jacobsen, Lay Leader (10:30)
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Love is a wheel in motion” by Dave Winchester
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship Thom Shuman
Here, our Beloved speaks to us; the voice of our Beloved sounds in our hearts:
calling us to generous acts, to share the gifts we have been given.
Now, our Beloved speaks to us; the voice of our Beloved sounds in our land:
calling us to generous acts, to open our hearts to all in need.
In every place, in every moment, our Beloved speaks to us; the voice of our Beloved sounds in all creation:
calling us to generous acts, to stand with God’s people: the least, the lost, the little, the last.
*Opening Hymn “Come, O Fount of Every Blessing” (#459)
Unison Prayer for Forgiveness
Holy One of leaders and little children, we hear your words every day, but rarely live them out. Our anger roars like a flooded creek, but our forgiveness drips like a rusty faucet. Our impetuous tongues rush to judgment, while our words of hope sound like a sluggish soundtrack. We listen with impatient ears to the cries of the poor.
Creator of Light, may your mercy fall on us like a summer shower on parched grass; may your hope overflow our hearts; may your Beloved Child, Jesus Christ, speak to us and call us to life.
Assurance of God’s Love
Children’s Time Nathan Holst, Youth and Children’s Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Epistles: James 1:17-27 from The Message
Special Music “All You Need Is Love” by Lennon-McCartney
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Sermon “Be Love” Jackie Falk, M.Div.
Song “Song of Micah” by Larry Long
To do justice, to love kindness, to walk humbly with your God, with your God.
To do justice, to love kindness, to walk lightly with your God, with your God.
To fall in love, to not let go, to not stand above, to not stand below.
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Jackie Falk, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
Offertory “The Times They Are A-Changin’” by Bob Dylan
We give you but your own,
whate’er the gift may be;
All that we have is yours alone,
we give it gratefully.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” (#12)