June 14, 2015 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Lynn Watson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Be Thou My Vision” played by Warren Post
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship sung by Jane Rupel & Tom Wilkowske
*Responsive Call to Worship
Seed Planter God, you place faith deep within us,
so we can bear witness to your just and loving realm.
Your love regulates our hearts,
so we can welcome all people in your name.
Gentle Spirit, when we cannot see the way, you take us by the hand,
so we can step forward, in faith, following your way.
You fill us with hope,
so we can sing with joy all of our days.
*Opening Hymn “You are Salt for the Earth, O People” (#181)
Unison Prayer of Confession Thom Shuman
Holy One, we feel like mustard seeds, tiny and insignificant. Like unplanted seeds, we forget that it is our calling to be planted and grow in the warmth of your love. Forgive us.
May your Spirit carry our words and deeds to fertile ground where the roots of our faith may grow deeply and the branches of our love be broad.
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
Children’s Time Mark Hakes, Youth & Children’s Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
Special Music “The Ash Grove”
sung by Jane Rupel & Tom Wilkowske
Sermon “Woven Together”
Hymn “Now the Green Blade Rises” (#238)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer, and Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
Offertory “Ashokan Farewell” played by Warren Post
*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.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “In the Bulb There is a Flower” (#433)