April 30, 2017 ~ 10:30am
Third Sunday of Easter
The People of Peace Church
Catherine Carter Huber, Lay Leader
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Speak No Evil” by Wayne Shorter
Rick Dalen, guitar; Kelli Hallsten, saxophone;
Dale Shimmin, trombone; Tom Wilkowske, bass;
Ian Connell, drums
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
We walk on a road with heads down,
immersed in our own sorrow,
May we open our eyes to see
the companions in our midst.
Our journeys seem long,
our despair at times seems even longer.
May we take time to stop, listen,
and hear the good news of God’s love.
We too often require proof that we can see
with our eyes or touch with our hands.
Help our hearts to burn, rejoicing with the miracles
of new life and hope happening every day.
*Opening Hymn “Joy Dawned Again on Easter Day” (#241)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Most merciful God, 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. Forgive us, renew us and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and follow in your way. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 24:13–48
Anthem “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Fauré
Song “Take My Gifts” (#562)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Shared Ministry Mission Moment Diane Swanoski
Filling Out and Dedicating Our Shared Ministry Forms
Prayer of Dedication
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Footprints” by Wayne Shorter
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 “Peace I Leave with You” (#249)
*Postlude “Heavy Sounds” by Elvin Jones