February 7, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Cindy Macaulay, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “It Ain’t Necessarily So” by George Gershwin played by Dave Winchester
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
On glory’s mountaintops of wonder and delight, we wait:
for God’s amazing grace to transform our shadowed lives.
In the valleys of everyday life where noise and concern can overwhelm us, we wait:
willing to simply be in God’s presence.
In the devouring fires of fear, in the mist of misguided living, we wait:
for the One who comes in love, to lead us down the paths of peace.
*Opening Hymn “I Woke Up this Morning” (#85)
Unison Prayer of Confession
We may not actively conspire against you, Holy One, but we do make those choices which draw us away from you. We want to walk your path, but find ourselves going down trails which lead to trouble. We find it so easy to listen to the distractions of our culture, but have trouble hearing your whispers of hope and healing.
Forgive us, Revealer of mystery and wonder. Call us to that discipleship that is found on mountaintops in your presence, and in the daily paths where you show us how to care for each other.
Assurance of Pardon
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures: Exodus 34:29-35
Anthem “O Nata Lux” from “Requiem” by Morton Lauridsen
O born light of light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, mercifully deem
worthy and accept the praises and prayers of your supplicants.
Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake of the lost ones. Grant us to be made members of your holy body.
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 9:28–36
Sermon “Hinge Moments”
Hymn “We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding” (#182)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
*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
Celebrating 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 “Come, My Way…” (#331)
Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving adapted from Sheri Brown
Through the sharing of this meal, God restores us to life in
the light, where every moment shines with creative possibility. May we carry this light of welcome and justice, bright with love, into the clouds of our daily life this week. Amen
Closing Song “God Be with You” (#81 black, verses 1 & 2)
*Postlude Kirby Wood (Trumpet) & Dale Shimmin (Trombone)
*indicates “please stand” (if you are able)