June 21, 2015 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Doug Bowen-Bailey, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship Thom Shuman
We gather in this place to worship our God:
calm Presence in our times of confusion,
Comforter in our nights of struggle.
We gather with fellow pilgrims, as we seek to follow Jesus:
Brother to those swamped by fears,
Friend to all overwhelmed by loss.
We are brought together by the Spirit
who lives in the depths of our souls:
the Serenity who travels with us
on this up-and-down journey we call life.
*Opening Hymn “This is My Father’s World”
(#16 P&W songbook)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, when lashed by life’s windstorms
we often lash out in return. Forgive us when we blame you or others for our troubles. Teach us to find you in the eye of the storm. Show us the calm center that comes from a word of peace.
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 4:36–41
Special Music “Love Bade Me Welcome” by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sermon “Going to the Other Side”
Hymn ”Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me” (#441)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Celebrating the Ministry of Mark, our Youth & Children’s Minister
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (prayer #3 in P&W songbook) and Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
Offertory “The Lord’s Prayer” by A. Malotte
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.
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Bighearted God, we ask you to take these gifts, bless them, and use them to calm storms and create in our communities life-giving streams of justice and hope. Amen.
*Closing Hymn ”My Shepherd is the Living God” (#247)
*Postlude “Bilbo’s Last Song” sung by Mark Hakes
words by J.R.R. Tolkien, music by Donald Swann