January 17, 2016 ~ 10:30am
Second Sunday of Epiphany
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Ellen Shelhon, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Living for the City” by Stevie Wonder
Leon Rohrbaugh, Tom Wilkowske, Dave Winchester, Dan Shepard, Jessica Olson, Kirby Wood, Brad Bombardier, Dale Schimmin
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye
*Responsive Call to Worship
God of the prophets, call to us today
Call us into Your ways of love, justice and righteousness.
God of the poets, remind us again how much You love us
Sing to us Your ways of love, justice and righteousness.
God of Jesus’ disciples, teach us how to follow You
Teach us Your ways of love, justice and righteousness.
God of all creation, help us to know Your ways
We gather to hear Your call, to sing Your praise, to teach each other, to pray and worship as Your people.
*Opening Hymn “Peace Will Surely Come” (#13 P&W songbook)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Most Holy and merciful God: we have condemned racial injustice, yet we cling to the privileges derived from social inequities. All too often we are blind to our complicity in maintaining systems of oppression.
Give us the courage to name our sin, give us the strength to claim responsibility for our actions.
Give us the grace to pay the price for changing
our behavior. Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Children’s Time Nathan Holst, Youth and Children’s Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 36:5–10
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 2:1-11
Anthem “MLK” by U2 David Hoffman, soloist
Sermon “Moms Matter to the Movement”
Hymn “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” (#472)
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 “Talk’n ’bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology” (#780 black hymnal)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Blessed One, we rejoice that these generous gifts will strengthen this congregation’s ability to engage in ministries of peace and justice. We dedicate them to you in gratitude for your Son, Jesus Christ, who showed us the way even when there seemed to be no way. Amen.
*Closing Song “We Shall Not Give Up the Fight” (#437)
*Postlude “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder