July 26, 2015 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Sarah Nelson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Rhapsody in G minor” by Brahms
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship from Psalm 14 (Thom Shuman)
The foolish say, “There is no God! We are alone, on our own.”
We gather to declare the glory of God in our lives.
The foolish say, “It is your life; you are accountable to no one.”
We gather, strengthened by the Spirit, trusting that Christ dwells in our hearts.
The foolish say, “Everything I have is mine; I owe nothing to anyone.”
We gather to praise the One who calls us to serve others in love.
*Opening Hymn “God, We Thank You for Our People” (#376)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Wisdom’s Heart: deep within, we know how we have failed to be your people. Our hardened hearts are closed to the love of Christ; our lust for more and more blocks the fullness of your grace from transforming our lives; our trust in the powers of the world reveals our foolish nature.
Have mercy, God of every generation. Pour out the rich blessing of forgiveness on our parched souls. Feed us with Heaven’s Bread, so we might be nourished by your gentleness. Shape us as your people, and restore us to faithful living, as we seek to follow our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in service to everyone we meet.
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 6:1-21
Special Music “Kum Ba Yah”
Dancers: Annette Strom, Connie Lindquist, Sarah Jessico,
Susan Ranfranz. Accompanist: Steve Coll
Sermon by Jackie Falk
Hymn “Pues si vivimos (In All Our Living)” (#499)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer
by Jackie Falk, the Lord’s Prayer, and Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
Offertory “Nocturne in C sharp minor” by Chopin
We give thee but thine own,
What e’re the gift may be;
All that we have is thine alone,
A trust O Lord from thee.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” (#76)