August 31, 2014 ~ 8:30am & 10:30am
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, Interpreter
Gary Boelhower, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
We who dwell in the shelter of the Most High
Seek God here.
We who come to be inspired and changed
Seek God’s Spirit here.
We who know how little we know
Seek God’s Word here.
*Opening Hymn “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” (#1)
Prayer of Confession
As we prepare for confession, let us consider questions inspired by the apostle Paul.
Is our love always genuine?
Do we resist the evil we see?
Do we consistently seek to serve God?
Are we hospitable to strangers?
Do we offer blessings to our enemies?
Do we seek revenge on those who have wronged us?
God of mercy and forgiveness, we confess that:
our love isn’t always genuine
we see evil and wring our hands instead of resisting it
we forget to consider more ways to serve you
we turn our back on strangers
we do not pray for our enemies.
For all this, and for all that burdens our hearts today,
O God, we seek your forgiveness.
Assurance of God’s Love
Children’s Time “Watching the Burning Bush Burn” Rabbi Marc Gellman
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures: Exodus 3:1–15
God’s Word in the Epistles: Romans 12:9–21
Special Music “Here I Am Lord” sung by Susan Larson Kidd
Sermon “Who Am I? Who Are You?”
Hymn “Take My Life, God, Let it Be” (#448)
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 “On a Clear Day” sung by Susan Larson Kidd
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology”
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
Sharing Communion Together (8:30 service only)
Hymn of Preparation “Let Us Talents …” (#347)
*Closing Hymn “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” (#76)