August 2, 2015 ~10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Lori Seele, Lay Leader
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Special Music by Warren Post (fiddle), Nathan Holst (fiddle)
Jane Aas (banjo), Tom Wilkowske (guitar), Jim Pospisil, (guitar)
Tim Carpenter (mandolin), John Erickson (bass)
Prelude “Peace Like a River”
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “I Woke Up this Morning” (#85)
*Responsive Call to Worship (Psalm 118:24)
This is the day that our God has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
*Opening Hymn “This is the Day” (#84)
Unison Prayer of Confession Thom Shuman
Creator and Loving God, you kneel to wash our feet, yet we are reluctant for you to see all the places we have gone in our attempts to escape you. You would bathe us in the warm, living waters of your love, yet we splash and play in the puddles of temptation. We have received all the gifts you have to offer, yet we are tempted to think they are only for us, rather than sharing them.
Forgive us, Holy One, and have mercy on us.
As you have broken your heart for us, may we open ours in service to others. As you have given your life for us, may we offer ours to bring healing to the world. As you have called us together around your Table, may we go forth to feed a world hungry, not only for food, but for that Spirit which brings peace. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Song “All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir” (insert)
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 13:1–17
Special Music “Shine” by Collective Soul
Sermon “Giving and Receiving”
Reflections from our 2015 Work Camp with New Vision
Hymn “Amazing Grace” (#547)
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 “Lord, I Want to be a Christian”
*The Thanksgiving “Thank you Jesus”
*Prayer of Dedication
Celebrating Communion Together (see insert)
Songs During Communion
“Let Us Break Bread Together” & “What a Fellowship” (#471)
*Closing Hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (#506)
*Postlude “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver