June 18, 2017 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Cindy McLean, Lay Leader (8:30)
Melanie Lundell, Lay Leader (10:30)
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter (10:30)
Wendy Durrwachter, Pianist
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Welcome! Today is a day of celebration!
We are thankful for all the fathers, grandfathers,
uncles, nephews, sons, grandsons, great-grandsons
who have taught us and loved us.
Today is a day of daring!
We are ready to open our hearts in hospitality to
those around us.
Let us rejoice and worship the Holy One!
Alleluia! Praise God!
*Opening Hymn “This is My Father’s World”
(#16 P&W Songbook)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors or ourselves. Have mercy upon us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and follow in your ways. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
Story for All Ages
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis 18:1–15
Special Music “His Eye is On the Sparrow”
sung by Susan Larson Kidd
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 9:35–10:8
Sermon “A Father’s Love”
Hymn “Womb of Life, Source of Being” (#274)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer (prayer #3 in P&W Songbook), Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
Offertory “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath
*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
Sharing Communion Together (8:30 service only)
Hymn of Preparation “Jesus is Here Right Now” (#348)
*Closing Hymn “Amazing Grace” (#547)