1111 North 11th Ave East, Duluth, MN 55805
May 18, 2014 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Our 2014 Confirmands
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Confirmation” by Charlie Parker
“The Cat” by Lalo Schiffrin
“By the Rivers of Babylon”
Greetings and Announcements
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship led by Sam Peterson
The journey of faith is a journey through life. We are pilgrims, travelers, making our way. We sojourn on the pathway of the saints. We walk the same highway and follow the same landmarks that led them.
But for each generation, in each place and time, and for each seeker who travels this way, the road seems different.
Today we celebrate tomorrow’s leaders, the heroes of a history yet to be made. We hold out our hands to them and beckon them to join us on the journey.
As they walk beside us, we may tell them our stories, but we may not tell them the way. We can tell them of our questions, but the answers must come from within their own hearts.
We celebrate a new generation of faith, a new branch with its leaves about to blossom.
Let us make a place for them and let them know that the family of Christ is their family too.
Let us worship God together.
*Opening Hymn “These Footsteps” (insert)
Celebrating Our Sunday School Teachers
Children’s Time Mari Doffin & Sylvie Bowen-Bailey
Song “Be Thou My Vision”sung by Patty, David & Talia Beech
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Micah 6:8read by Megan Manthey
Anthem “Nobody Like Jesus” Susan Larson Kidd, soloist
God’s Word in the Epistles: I Corinthians 13
read by Courtney Simpson
Sermon “We Believe”
Erik Aas, Talia Beech-Brown, Sylvie Bowen-Bailey, Henry Bray, Micade Devlin, Mari Doffin, Ian Erickson, Isabella Evavold, Hannah Johnson, Bria Langdon-Larson, Megan Manthey,
Alex Martins, Sam Peterson, and Courtney Simpson
Song “Fishing in the Dark” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
We Respond to God’s Presence
The Rite of Confirmation
Introduction and the UCC Statement of Faith (see insert)
Promises of the Confirmands
Blessings by the Parents
Song “Holy Angels” (insert)
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (using debts), and a Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
The Offertory “Hold My Hand” Rachel Peterson
Prayer of Dedication led by Micade Devlin
*Closing Song “Amazing Grace” (#547 black hymnal)
*Postlude “Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan