March 20, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Lisa Pomroy, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude Played by Dave Winchester, Tom Wilkowske, Brad Bombardier, Jessica Olson, Kirby Wood, Nathan Holst
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Hosanna” by Tomás Luis de Victoria
*Responsive Call to Worship
Honor and praise.
Honor, praise, and glory.
Honor, praise, and glory are yours
Almighty God, now and forever.
In celebration, we join the crowds of old,
waving branches, giving honor to Jesus.
Yet, our celebration is bittersweet, for our story doesn’t end here.
We know the pain of what lies ahead.
Today anticipates the rest of the story—
a story of betrayal and death, a story of hope and resurrection.
*Opening Hymn and Palm Processional by Our Children
“All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (#216)
Silent Prayers of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Children’s Time ~Nathan Holst, Youth and Children’s Minister
Celebrating the Baptism of Nola Liles
Anthem “As a Hart Longs for Flowing Streams”
by Brad Bombardier
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 19:28–40
Sermon “Building Peace”
Hymn “All Are Welcome” – verses 1 & 5 (insert)
Celebrating the Burning of Our Mortgage
Video by Doug Bowen-Bailey
Words from Bill Hardesty, Terese Tomanek, Lisa Pomroy, Dick Goese, and Justin Olson, our capital campaign chairs; Jim McLean and Dan Green, our building committee chairs.
Burning of the Mortgage and a Song “Light the Fire” (insert)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Jackie Falk, Central American Lord’s Prayer (Prayer #10 in P&W Songbook), and Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Jerusalem” by Steve Earle
*The Thanksgiving “We Give Thee But Thine Own” (#785)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “These Footsteps” (#15 P&W Songbook)