August 21, 2016 ~ 8:30am and 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Lori Seele, Lay Leader (10:30 service)
Connor Friday, Special Music
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude: Prelude #4, Op. 23 by Rachmaninoff
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Your people come from many places with different stories to tell;
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord.
Your people come weighed down with their unique bundle of burdens;
Restore us again, O God.
Your people come ready to hear your word of hope proclaimed anew;
Revive us again, so that we may rejoice in You.
*Opening Hymn “Morning Has Broken” (#11 P&W Songbook)
Unison Prayer of Confession by Thom Shuman
Holy One, once more we come to you with our prayers.
Our crippling spirits keep us from following you. Our grudges weigh us down until we cannot walk straight in your way. Our anger becomes a fire that scorches
our friends and loved ones. Our fears blind us to the
goodness in those we believe to be different.
Forgive us, God our Rock, and set us free from our wrong-doings and wrong ideas. May we feel your love, grace, and hope touching each of us. Then may we offer you our joyful thanks and praise.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 103:1–8
Andante Cantabile from String Quartet #1 by Tchaikovsky
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 13:10–17
Sermon “Standing Tall”
Hymn “I Will” (#7 P&W Songbook)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory: Minuet #1 from Suite for Cello by J.S. Bach
*The Thanksgiving “We Give You but Your Own…” (#785)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Most Holy God, we offer our lives with these gifts.
Sharpen our awareness of the sacred all around us;
startle us with the joy of discipleship and strengthen
us that we may stand tall and follow Jesus.
Sharing Communion Together (8:30 service)
Music during Communion:
Courante from English Suite #2 by J.S. Bach
*Closing Hymn “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me” (#474)