May 28, 2017 ~ 10:30am
Seventh Sunday of Easter
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Hope Connell, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Note: We had technical difficulties so no audio recording on this Sunday.
Prelude Sonata #5, mvt 1 “Spring” by Beethoven played by Emily Ramsey
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Opening Music “Two Rivers” by Larry Unger
*Responsive Call to Worship
Today is Ascension Sunday, when we celebrate
Christ’s return to God.
We look up in wonder as he is lifted from us
But this is not a time to gaze upward.
There is ministry to be done.
Jesus has entrusted the sharing of God’s love to us. Let’s make our hearts ready for the task ahead with prayer and praise
*Opening Hymn “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” (#293)
Unison Prayer of Confession
God, we confess that we rarely recognize the Holy Spirit at work, even when it smacks us in the face. Worse yet, even when we do recognize this work of the Spirit, we don’t acknowledge that it is you at work in our lives
and in the world.
This week you watched over us and yet we barely uttered our thanks. We hurried through our days. Forgive us our inattentiveness and lack of gratitude. Amen
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Acts: Acts 1:1–11
Special Music “Romance #1” by Schumann
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 24:44–53
Sermon “Look Around”
Hymn “Alleluia! Gracious Jesus!” (#257)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Si Beag Si Mor” by Turlough O’Carolan
*The Thanksgiving (Doxology)
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. Amen.
*Prayer of Dedication
Closing Hymn Sing