September 25, 2016 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Fred Tallerud & John Pokrzywinski, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Soulshine” by the Allman Brothers
Miles & Leon Rohrbaugh, Tom Wilkowske,
Chris Halvorson, Jessica Olson, Kirby Wood,
Dale Shimmin, Brad Bombardier, Wendy Durrwachter
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship Psalm 146
Come, let us praise God together!
Blessed are those who place our trust in God.
For our God is the Maker of the heavens, the earth,
the sea, and everything that lives within them;
Our God keeps every promise, and remains faithful forever.
Our God gives justice to those who are oppressed,
and food to those who are starving.
Our God frees the prisoners, opens the eyes of the blind, and lifts the burdens of those who are overwhelmed.
Our God cherishes those who do what is right,
protects the immigrants, cares for the orphans and
widows, but frustrates the plans of the wicked.
Our God reigns—today, tomorrow and forever.
*Opening Hymn “This is the Day” (#84)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Beautiful, blessed Lazarus, where are you today?
In another country, across town, or next-door? Are you crossing a border? Are you any child living in poverty? Do you live in Sudan, Syria or Kenya? Can we find you in homeless shelters, or have you no shelter at all?
Oh God, help us to recognize Lazarus as the child you love. Don’t let us step over him or ignore him in our busyness. Inspire us to do what we can to change any system that hurts another human being. Point out to us what needs fixing, and move us with your healing love to help mend the things we can. Amen.
Words of Assurance
Story for All Ages
Song “People Get Ready” by Curtis Mayfield
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Amos 6:1, 4–7
Anthem “Wayfaring Stranger”
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 16:19–31
Sermon “Crossing Chasms”
Hymn “Spirit of Jesus, If I Love My Neighbor” (#590)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Bound for Glory”
*The Thanksgiving “What Shall I Give” (#18 P&W Songbook)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “I Will Trust in the Lord” (#416)