June 12, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Patty Beech, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Robert Stevens
Note: The recording only captured the last half of the service.
Prelude “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock
Ian Connell & Dan Shepard, percussion
Kirby Wood, trumpet; Dale Shimmin, trombone
Deb Rausch, horn; Wendy Durrwachter, piano
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
In the morning, God hears our voices as we lift our
prayers and songs.
In the morning, God whispers to us in the gentle breezes stirring the world.
In the morning we come together to worship our God.
In the morning, God gathers us up to lead us down
the paths of justice and faithfulness, celebrating life together.
*Opening Hymn “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore”
Unison Prayer of Confession Thom Shuman
Who are we to get in your way, Holy God? We put people into neat, little boxes, but you rip them open,
so folks can dance in your joy. We imprison others with
our unmet expectations, and you set them free with a Word. We build walls around those we don’t know, and you tear them down.
Who are we to get in your way, Saving Power, especially in the way of your forgiveness offered to all! Give us your vision that sees everyone as equal—forgiven, graced, loved—even as we seek to follow the way
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
Children’s Time Jim Pospisil
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Acts: Acts 10:1-20
Special Music “Linda Guajira” by Mongo Santamaria
Sermon by Rev. Bob Stevens
Hymn “United by God’s Love” (#392)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer
by Gudrun Witrak, the Lord’s Prayer, and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Sofrito” by Mongo Santamaria
*The Thanksgiving (The 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.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “De Colores” (#402)
*Postlude “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock