June 11, 2017 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Amy Westbrook, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Joan Hatlestad, Guest Preacher
Gudrun Witrak, Liturgist
Greeting One Another
Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
We are as God created us!
I am as God created me!
Love created us like Itself.
Love created me like Itself.
We are all one in the likeness of our Creator.
We are all one in the Spirit of Love!
*Opening Hymn “Come to the Water of Life”
(#2 P&W Songbook)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Creator…We forget we are Love, perfect Love. We choose to doubt it. We choose to see another world, filled with fear and vengeance, haves and have nots. We decide our way is the best way. We see differences, rather than oneness. We cherish our skepticism rather than believe in miracles. We criticize, even attack the other to seemingly feel safer and whole.
God of Love, Help Us. Release our anger, frustration and doubt first with ourselves and then our neighbors. Empower us to see beneath the blocks we have created to know the Love we truly are. Believe we are peace, joy, and love. Help us to know that forgiveness is the way.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages Kelli Farell, Children’s Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Epistles: I John 4:7–8, 12, 18-20
Special Music “Pearls on a Chain” by Olivia Newton John
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 17:11, 20, 25–26
Sermon “Whatever happens, Love that!” Joan Hatlestad
Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” (#43 black hymnal)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Gudrun Witrak, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “The Lord’s Prayer” sung by Mark Hakes
*The Thanksgiving (Doxology)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ and Spirit, One. Amen.
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings. Multiply them, spreading your love. Transform your world to one of hope and light. Amen
*Closing Hymn “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” (insert)