September 14, 2014 ~ 8:30am & 10:30am
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, Interpreter, Darin Bergsven, Special Music (10:30)
Kiera Farkas, Lay Leader (10:30)
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
In sacred times of wonder and awe, in ordinary days of work and play,
in every moment, God is with us.
Whether we are stuck in doubt’s mud, or standing on faith’s shoreline,
in every place, God is with us.
In those who teach us and those who trouble us,in those who surprise us and those who forgive us,
in every person, God is with us.
*Opening Hymn “Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer” (#18)
Unison Prayer of Confession
It is never easy for us to confess, but deep down inside we know that:
graced, we have trouble being grace-full to others;
forgiven, we are eager to judge and punish all who hurt us;
freed, we find ways to put restrictions on people we fear.
Forgive us, Servant God. You show mercy more often than we deserve; you pardon us more times than we can count. And why?
Because we are yours. We are sisters and brothers of Jesus Christ, who died and lived again, so we might live beyond death with you.
Assurance of God’s Love
Children’s Time Mark Hakes, Youth & Children’s Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures: Exodus 14:19-31
“Road Home” by S. Paulus Gudrun Witrak, Soloist (10:30)
Sermon “Roads to Freedom”
Hymn “Wade in the Water” (see insert)
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
*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.
*Unison 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.
Sharing Communion Together (8:30 service only)
Hymn of Preparation “Let Us Break Bread Together” (#330)
*Closing Hymn “When Israel was in Egypt’s Land” (#572)
* indicates “please stand” (if you are able)