June 4, 2017 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Ellyn Wiens, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Note: We had technical difficulties so no audio recording on this Sunday.
Prelude Kirby Wood, Dale Shimmin, Amy Koivisto, Ian Connell, Wendy Durrwachter, Dave Winchester, Matthew Prois
Greeting One Another
Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
This is the Day that Our God has made!
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
We gather to give God thanks for our life together as a congregation, to celebrate a baptism and rejoice with our high school graduates and their families.
This is the day our God has made!
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
*Opening Hymn “This is the Day” (#84)
Unison Prayer of Confession ~Thom Shuman
In the arguments that divide us, Hope’s Heart, we cannot hear your voice calling us to be one. In the rush to judge others who speak, dress, or look different from us, we cannot stop to experience your grace.
This Pentecost Sunday, silence our babbling lives, Sculptor of Salvation, so we might hear the clear, sweet voice of the Spirit, announcing that we are
forgiven and calling us to proclaim the good news of your love for all the world.
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
Celebrating the Baptism of Eloise Patrice Bennett
Song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel
Story for All Ages “Sanctuary” the Ant and the Kid
(Holly Bowen-Bailey and Julie Flotten)
Celebrating with Our High School Graduates
Giving of Blankets
Children of God, you are wrapped in loving arms of family and friends. May these blankets, that represent the continued love and support from your homes and this congregation, remind you of God’s love which surrounds you now and in all the days to come. Blessings to each of you at this landmark in your lives.
Slide Show and Song “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Acts: Acts 2:1–21
Anthem “Hymn to the Eternal Flame” by Stephen Paulus
Mary Pat Renaud, soloist
We Respond to God’s Presence
Recognizing Those Who Served this Past Year (insert)
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, “Prayer Boxes” with Kelli Farell, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, Choral Amen
Mission Moment “Strengthen the Church”
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Soulshine” by the Allman Brothers
*The Thanksgiving “We Give You But Your Own” (#785)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness” (#286)
Annual Congregation Program Meeting
- Election of Coordinating Council
- Receiving of Team and Committee Reports
- Report from our Sanctuary Team