September 13, 2015 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Gretchen Karstens, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Home” by Phillip Phillips
Sung by Jane & Peter Aas, Dave Winchester, Tim Carpenter, John Erickson, Dan Shepard
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Come All You People”
Come all you people, come and praise your Maker (repeat 3 times)
Come now and worship the Lord.
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Schuman
We are not our own:
so, neither our will nor our wisdom should get in the way of God’s hopes for us.
We are not on our own:
so, we should not choose what is easiest or the most self-serving way to live.
We are not our own, we are God’s:
so, let us choose to live for God, and serve all of God’s children.
We are not on our own, as we walk the streets of God’s realm:
let us follow Jesus Christ on our way.
*Opening Hymn “We Are Not Our Own” (#564)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we
have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and
walk in your ways. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Presentation of Bibles to Our Kindergartners
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 19
Anthem “The Heavens Are Telling” by Joseph Haydn
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 8:27–38
Sermon “Who Do You Say I Am?”
Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” (#43)
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 “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” Dave Clark Five
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.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Song “If I Had a Hammer” Peter Paul and Mary