February 5, 2017 ~ 10:30am
Fifth Sunday of Epiphany
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Joan Peterson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Sing to the Mountain” by Elephant Revival
Jane Aas, Ron Deters, Dave Winchester, John Erickson, Ian Connell, Tim Carpenter
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of the Candles
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship Thom Shuman
Called to be light,
we would carry God’s hope into the shadows of the world.
Called to be salt,
we would enhance the lives of those around us, with joy.
Called to live in God’s reality,
we would welcome everyone as sisters and brothers in faith.
*Opening Hymn “You Are Salt for the Earth, O People” (#181)
Unison Prayer of Confession
We admit, Holy One, how in superstition, we will throw salt over our shoulders, but find it hard to flavor a world made bland by indifference. We dim our gifts to save our energy, instead of shining as long as we can in society’s shadowed corners.
Forgive us, and have mercy, Holy One. By your grace, heal our brokenness, so we might fix the shattered hopes of your world. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Song “This Little Light of Mine”
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Isaiah 58:1–9
Anthem “O Nata Lux” by Morten Lauridsen
O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, with
loving-kindness deign to receive suppliant praise and prayer.
Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake
of the lost, grant us to be members of thy blessed body.
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 5:13–20
Sermon “Salt and Light”
Special Music “Go Light Your World” by Chris Rice
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Guiding Light” by Vance Foy
*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
Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.
Song of Preparation “Let Us Break Bread Together” (#330)
Song During Communion “Shower the People” by James Taylor
*Closing Hymn “We Are Marching in the Light of God” (#526)
*Postlude “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Dave Clark Five