July 10, 2016 ~ 8:30am and 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Lynn Devlin, Lay Leader (8:30 service)
Randy Schmidt, Lay Leader (10:30 service)
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter (10:30 service)
David Hoffman, Special Music
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Prelude in C major” by Frédéric Chopin
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship Thom Shuman
Blessed is God, who created us and loves us
Blessed is God, who calls us to stop
measuring out our love.
Blessed is God, who speaks and tells us stories
Blessed is God, who reveals to us who we are
and who we could be.
Blessed is God, whose compassion is poured out on
every single person.
Blessed is God, who gives us compassion to share
with every single person, even people we do not know.
*Opening Hymn “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (#23)
Responsive Prayer of Confession
Holy One, too often we walk by on the other side of our streets. Those on our roads may not be beaten down or lying by the road, but some are family and friends we take for granted. We cannot see how we have stripped them of our love and compassion. Others are neighbors: who have fallen into the hands of despair; many are strangers, people we don’t know, but quickly judge.
Righteous One of all generations. Pour out your mercy
on us, that we would be moved and spurred to action; that we would hear of the hope that is ours, and share it with our sisters and brothers; that we would shower mercy on all we meet, even as we have received forgiveness for our sins from you. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 10:25–37
Special Music “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2
Sermon “Caring Neighbors”
Hymn “Spirit of Jesus, If I love My Neighbor” (#590)
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 “I Shall Be Released” by Bob Dylan
*The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562, 1 vs)
*Prayer of Dedication
Sharing Communion Together (8:30 service only)
Hymn of Preparation “Come, My Way, My Truth…” (#331)
*Closing Hymn “Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant?” (#539)
*Postlude “I Hear Music” by Loesser and Lane