September 2, 2014 ~ 10:30am
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
The People of Peace Church
Marge Anderson, Lay Reader
Doug Bowen-Bailey, Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
In the prayers and the praise,
in the words and the wonder:
we are given enough joy to live each day.
In the justice for the oppressed,
in the unexpected generosity for the lost:
we are given enough compassion to use in service each day.
In the promises made to all,
in the mercy offered to each:
we are given enough grace to share each day.
*Opening Hymn “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (#23)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Forgive us, Presence of Peace.
Instead of grumblers,
may we be ambassadors of grace.
Instead of continual complaining,
may we carry compassion to the hurting.
Instead of whiners,
may we be workers with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior,
to reach out and bring the kingdom of God to everyone we meet.
Assurance of God’s Love
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures: Exodus 16:2–15
Anthem “Never Gonna Walk this Journey Alone”
Sermon “Mumbling, Manna, and Mercy”
Hymn “These Footsteps” (#15 P&W Songbook)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (#3 in prayer section of P&W Songbook), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
*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
Holy One, Use these gifts and each of us to create your new realm, where all have enough for their journey and hope in their hearts as together we make our way home to you. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “Guide My Feet” (#497)