January 22, 2017 ~ 10:30am
Third Week of Epiphany
The People of Peace Church
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Julie Flotten, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Prelude Prelude in D Major, Rachmaninoff
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells & Lighting of Candles by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Come out of the shadows and into God’s light!
We will not play hide and seek,
but will make a pilgrimage to God’s heart.
Lay down all which is a burden to you!
We will give our fears to God,
who is our help in every moment.
Follow the One who will lead you to new life!
We long to live in God’s presence
every day of our lives.
*Opening Hymn “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore” (#173)
Responsive Prayer of Confession
We admit, God our Light, that we could leave immediately to follow Jesus, but often need to wait until we see where he might lead us. Help us, God our Deliverer, as we wrestle with our shortcomings.
May your love become the core of our hearts, may your compassion become the words we speak, may your hope illuminate the ways in which we serve others.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Isaiah 9:1-4
Anthem “Come Follow Me”
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23
Sermon “Carry your Light”
Hymn “These Footsteps” (Praise & Worship #15)
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
Offertory “Lead Me Lord” solo by Gudrun Witrak
*The Thanksgiving “For the Fruit of All Creation” (#425)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
With thanksgiving and joy, we have returned to you
a portion of the blessings you have given to us.
Bless us and our gifts for your purposes.
*Closing Hymn “O Savior, Let Me Walk with You” (#503)