May 25, 2014 ~ 10:30am
Sixth Sunday of Easter
The People of Peace Church
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Jackie Falk, Faith Formation Minister
Mark Hakes, Youth and Children’s Minister
No recording was made of this service.
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Call to Worship “Laudate omnes gentes”
Sing praises, all you peoples, sing praises to our God.
Prayer of Confession
Savior of every life, in following you we choose to love and never to harden our hearts. You wish us to know love and joy. And when the depths of our being are covered by a dark cloud, one way forward remains open, the way of serene trust in You.
Jesus Christ, Love of all loving, you were always in me and I did not know it. You were there, and I kept on forgetting you. You were in my heart of hearts and I was looking elsewhere. Even when I remained far from you, you kept on waiting for me. And the day is coming when I can tell you: Risen Christ, you are my life: I belong to Christ, I am Christ’s.
Song: “Come and fill our hearts”
Come and fill our hearts with your peace. You alone, O God, are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace, alleluia!
Children’s Time Jackie Falk
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Psalms: Psalm 66:8-20
Song: “Bless the Lord, my soul”
Bless the Lord, my soul, and bless God’s holy name. Bless the Lord, my soul, who leads me into life.
God’s Word in John: John 14: 15-21
Homily “I Will Not Leave You Orphaned” Mark Hakes
Song: “Adoramus te, Christe”
We adore you, Jesus Christ, and we bless your Holy Name;
truly your cross and passion bring us life and healing.
We Respond to God’s Presence
Song: “O God hear our prayers”
O God hear our prayer, O God hear our prayer, when we call answer us. O God hear our prayer, O God hear our prayer,
come and listen to us.
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, and
the Lord’s Prayer (see insert).
Sharing our Offerings
Song During Offering:
Ubi caritas et amor, ubi caritas Deus ibi est.
(Where there is charity and love, where there is charity, God is there.)
*The Thanksgiving “We give thee but thine own” (#351 red hymnal)
*Prayer of Dedication