June 5, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Fishin’ in the Dark” (as recorded by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Jane Aas, Ron Deters, John Erickson Dave Winchester, Tim Carpenter, Ian Connell
Greeting One Another
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
and to celebrate 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
Because you dwell everywhere, even in our hearts, Eternal God, you know how the anger, the pain, the bitterness of our lives try to crowd you out. The noise of the world deafens us to your song of hope which can heal us. Grant us your mercy. Amen
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
Recognizing Those Who Served Our Congregation this Past Year (insert)
Choir Anthem “Gaelic Blessing” by John Rutter Henry Bray, horn
Children’s Time Sylvie Bowen-Bailey
*indicates “please stand” (if you are able)
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, which represent the continued love and support from your homes and this congregation, remind you of God’s love that surrounds you now and in all the days to come. Blessings to each of you at this landmark in your lives.
Slide Show & Song “Humble and Kind” (as recorded by Tim McGraw)
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Micah 6:8 read by Mari Doffin
Special Music “Pietà, Signore” (O Lord, Have Mercy) by A. Stradella sung by Marianne Peterson
God’s Word in the Epistle: I Corinthians 13 read by Erik Aas
Sermon “Humble and Kind”
Hymn “These Footsteps” by Steve Horner (#15 P&W Songbook)
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 “The Eye” by Brandi Carlile
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 (see insert)
Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.
Song during Communion “Shower the People” by James Taylor
*Closing Hymn “Go, My Children…” (#82)