November 6, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Sarah Nelson, Lay Leader
Doug Bowen-Bailey, Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Glory Bound” by The Whalin’ Jennys
Sung by Jane Aas, Dave Winchester, Ron Deters, John Erickson, Ian Connell and Tim Carpenter
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
Responsive Call to Worship
Grace to you all and peace from God
Who is, and was and is to come.
We give praise and thanksgiving for the lives of all the saints who have gone before us.
We give thanks for the lives of the saints that we have known and those known only to God.
We too are part of the community of saints.
May our worship together bless us and give us strength to live the way of Jesus.
*Opening Hymn “For All the Saints” (#299)
Unison Prayers of Confession
God of our parents in faith, through the ages you called forth people—courageous, faithful, and steadfast. Forgive us when we disregard the witness of those who have gone before us.
Open us to the past, a bold faith, and to deeds of justice and compassion in our world today. Connect us to the great cloud of witnesses so we may live out your love in our own time. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Children’s Time “Stone Soup” Nathan Holst and Kelli Farell
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Revelation: Revelation 21: 1 – 6
Anthem “Lacrimosa” from Mozart’s Requiem, Nathan Holst, violin
God’s Word in the Epistles: I Corinthians 13: 7
Sermon “Remembering in Love” Rev. Gary Solomonson
Hymn “Give Thanks for Life” (#297)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Remembering Those Who Have Died this Past Year
Song “God is in the Roses” by Rosanne Cash
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Stewardship Mission Moment by Hope Connell
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory Let the Mystery Be” by Iris Dement “
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology” (#780 hymnal)
* Prayer of Dedication
Sharing Communion Together (insert)
Song “Give Yourself to Love” by Kate Wolf
*Closing Hymn “O When the Saints” (#35 song book)
Kirby Wood, trumpet
*Postlude “The River” by Garth Brooks