November 5, 2017 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Sarah Nelson, Lay Leader
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude and Stewardship Slide Show ~Journey of Generosity
“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman
sung by Jane Aas, Rhett Bonner, Dave Winchester, Tim Carpenter, Ian Connell, John Erickson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of the Candles
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Grace to you all and peace from God,
who is, and was, and is to come.
We give praise and thanksgiving for the lives of
all the saints who have gone before us.
We give thanks for the lives of the saints that
we have known and those known only to God.
We too are part of this community of saints.
May our worship together bless us and give us
strength to live the way that Jesus taught.
*Opening Hymn “For All the Saints” (#299)
Silent Prayers of Confession
Sung Response “Christ Have Mercy” (#752)
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
*indicates “please stand” (if you are able)
Recognition of Our Long-Time Members
Song “God, We Thank You for Our People” (#376)
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Revelation: Revelation 7:9–17
Anthem “Never Gonna Walk this Journey Alone”
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 5:1–12
Hymn “Give Thanks for Life” (#297)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Remembering Those Who Have Died this Past Year
Song During Slide Show “Bare to the Bone” by Carrie Newcomer
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Mission Moment “Journey to Generosity” Elise Courtright
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “These Days” by Jackson Browne
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology” (#780)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you. Multiply
and use them to bring the word and the touch of Jesus
to this place and throughout the world. Amen.
Sharing Communion Together
Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.
Song during Communion “Yellow” by Coldplay
*Closing Hymn “O When the Saints” (#35 P&W Songbook)
*Postlude “Closer to Free” by The Bodeans