January 31, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Joan Peterson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of Candles by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Rev. Thom Shuman
Today, the Word of God comes to us, in love,
inviting us to not be afraid, but to place our faith in God.
Today, the Word of God comes to us, in faith,
inviting us to trust in the One who knows us,
to place our hope in the One who saves us.
Today, the Word of God comes to us, in hope,
inviting us to be gracious in our love and in our
service to others.
*Opening Hymn “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” (#293)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Rock of our salvation, we know the faults we try to hide from you and those around us, please forgive us. Anoint us with your Spirit, so that our eyes might be opened to see how others truly live. Enlarge our hearts with your touch, so we might embrace the opportunities we have to serve. Open our ears so we can hear what Jesus teaches us about your love and grace for our lives and this world you so love.
Assurance of Pardon
Children’s Time Nathan Holst, Youth & Children’s Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Epistles: I Corinthians 13
Anthem “Tamen mons ego sum” by Wendy Durrwachter
Translation: I am still the mountain and you the cavern beneath me. Let me drape myself over you, let your water and your burning air grow within me and raise me into the sky until I am the moon and you are the clouds at my feet.
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 4:21–30
Sermon “Prophet on the Edge”
Hymn “Through All the World, a Hungry Christ” (#587)
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 “Exiles and Gyres” by Wendy Durrwachter
*The Thanksgiving (Doxology)
Hope in the God who reigns above
Who holds us all in steadfast love,
Whose Spirit blows across the earth,
Preparing us for second birth.
Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” (#82)