1111 North 11th Avenue East, Duluth, MN 55805
May 11, 2014 ~ 10:30am
Fourth Sunday of Easter
The People of Peace Church
Guy Hubert, Head Usher
Judy Hlina, Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “The 23rd Psalm” by Bobby McFerrin
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
In the laughter of children and others, we hear the voice of the Way, and find our way home.
God’s compassion cradles us in the still waters of love.
The Shepherd of our lives leads us through locked doors
into new ways of being and finally leads us into life forever.
We are baptized with living waters which refresh us,
restoring us to follow Jesus all our days.
The Holy Spirit, Keeper of Truth, is the Light which guides us
through every shadowed moment.
The Breath of Life stills our worries and fears, as we are
led to that peaceful place of God’s heart.
*Opening Hymn “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
(#86 black hymnal)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Holy One, 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. Forgive us, renew us and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Song “May There Always Be Sunshine”
Celebrating the Baptism of Amelia Marie Greensmith
Song “Forever Young” led by Terrence Smith
Welcoming of New Members
We welcome you with joy into the common life of this church. We promise our friendship and prayers as we share the hopes and labors of the church of Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit may we continue to grow together in knowledge and love and be witnesses of our risen Savior.
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 23 (#393 red hymnal)
Anthem “No Greater Gift”
Sermon “Encircling Love”
Hymn “My Shepherd is the Living God” (#247 black hymnal)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by
Jackie Falk, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “No Greater Gift”
*The Thanksgiving (#780 black hymnal)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”
(#252 black hymnal)
*indicates “please stand” (if you are able)