September 28, 2014 ~ 8:30am & 10:30am
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
The People of Peace Church
Cindy Macaulay, Lay Reader; Karen Sheldon, Interpreter (10:30 service)
Mike & Diane Swanoski, Special Music (10:30 service)
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
Becoming a baby,
Christ transformed all of us into his sisters and brothers.
Telling us stories we had forgotten,
God helps us to walk the paths of discipleship.
Becoming foolish in the world’s eyes,
the Spirit teaches us all we need to find our way into God’s realm in this world and the next.
*Opening Hymn “What Wondrous Love is This” (#223)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Forgive us, God who came down to be one of us. Humble us, that we might be true servants to others. Split open our frozen hearts, that compassion might flow freely to those who are hurting. Fill our minds with the presence of your Spirit, that we might learn how to follow Jesus Christ into God’s realm of grace and hope.
Assurance of God’s Love
Sung Response “Where Charity and Love Prevail” (#396, vs 3)
Children’s Time Mark Hakes, Youth and Children’s Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Epistles: Philippians 2:1–13
Special Music “Pilgrim’s Hymn” by Stephen Paulus (10:30 service)
Sermon “Of What Mind?”
Hymn “Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant?” (#539)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer
by Jackie Falk, the Lord’s Prayer, and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
*The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562, vs 1)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
These gifts represent the best of ourselves, O God – receive them with our prayers. Take and use them for your goodness. Amen.
Sharing Communion Together (8:30 service only)
Hymn of Preparation “Come My Way” (#331)
*Closing Hymn “Yes, God is Real” (#405)