1111 North 11th Avenue East, Duluth, MN 55805
March 30, 2014 ~ 10:30am
Fourth Sunday of Lent
The People of Peace Church
Mark Kaczmarczyk & Mary Karstens, Acolytes
Maggie Fink, Interpreter
Mark Hakes, Lay Reader/Youth & Children’s Ministries
Rev. Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister of Minnesota UCC
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Let the Mystery Be” by Iris Dement
performed by Jane Aas & Steve Horner
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
Early each morning, God waits to greet us with joy and wonder.
We awake to find ourselves enveloped in grace.
During the day, Jesus comes to invite us to serve.
We rise from our work and leisure to bring healing
and hope to others.
In the shadowed evenings of our fears, the Spirit is with us.
The Light of life shines on us in every moment of every day.
*Opening Hymn “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
(#23 black hymnal)
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 as ourselves. Have mercy on us and forgive us that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways. Amen
Assurance of Pardon
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 9:1-41
Anthem “The New 23rd”
Sermon “Right Before Our Eyes” Rev. Shari Prestemon
Hymn “Amazing Grace” (#547 black hymnal)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Dedication of Our Shared Ministry Forms
Jackie Falk, Minister for Faith Formation, & Vibrant Ministries Team
Song “Bring It On Home” by Little Big Town
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer, and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings and our Gifts for One Great Hour of Sharing
Offertory “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman
Chorus and the Dedication
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name, Sing like never before,
O my soul, I’ll worship Your holy name
*Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you. Multiply and use them to bring the word and touch of Jesus to this place and throughout the world. Amen
*Closing Song “There is a Balm in Gilead” (#553 black hymnal)
*Postlude “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman