July 31, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Annie Harala, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “La meneuse de tortues d’or” by Jacques Ibert
Brad Bombardier and Wendy Durrwachter
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Our lives are in the care of God.
God has given us abundance and hope.
This day we have come to praise and thank God for all that God has done for us.
We gather to celebrate God’s love and to offer our lives in service.
Come, let us open our hearts to the Lord!
Let us rejoice in God’s goodness and love.
*Opening Hymn “This is the Day” (#84)
Unison Prayer of Confession from Suzanne Guthrie
Give me a heart of flesh to replace this heart of stone. Help me to be present to You this moment in love. And the next moment. Help me to know You in love and in Your Love. Give me a habit of love, so that when that ‘very night’ comes, I might respond in love and in Love. Amen
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages
Celebrating the Baptism of Lennox Kathleen Sjelin
Song “Good, Good Father” by Chris Tomlin
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Hosea 11: 1 – 11
Special Music “Dis Alyscamps l’amo Souspire” by Maurice
God’s Word in the Gospel Luke 12: 13 – 21
Sermon “What We Leave Behind”
Hymn “Take My Gifts and Let Me Love You” (#562)
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 “Cansoun per ma Mio” by Maurice
*The Thanksgiving “We Give You But Your Own” (#785)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you. Multiply and use them to bring the word and touch of Jesus to this place and throughout the world you so love, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Closing Hymn “Be Now My Vision” (#451)
*Postlude “Adagio and Allegro” by Handel