September 6, 2015 ~ 8:30am & 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Marge Anderson, Lay Leader (8:30 service)
Penny Cragun, Lay Leader (10:30 service)
Emily Ramsey, 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
Choral Call to Worship “You are Welcome”
(#19 P&W songbook)
*Responsive Call to Worship (from Iona Abbey)
Creator of the world, eternal God,
We have come from many places for a little while.
Redeemer of humanity, God-with-us,
We have come with all our differences, seeking common ground.
Spirit of unity, go-between God,
We have come on journeys of our own, to a place where journeys meet.
So here, in this shelter house, let us give thanks for this
time together. For when paths cross and pilgrims gather, there is so much to share and celebrate.
*Opening Hymn “Awake, Awake to Love and Work” (#89)
Unison Prayer of Confession (from Iona Abbey)
O hidden Mystery, sun behind all suns, soul behind all souls, in everything we touch, in everyone we meet, your presence is in us and around us. But when we have not
touched, but trampled you in creation, when we have not met, but missed you in one another, forgive us and grant us mercy and strength for our journeys.
Assurance of God’s Love
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Epistles: James 2:1–10 and 14–17
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 7:24–37
Sermon “Dogging Jesus”
Hymn “Out of the Depths…” (#554)
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 “Take My Gifts” (#562, 1 verse)
*Prayer of Dedication
Sharing Communion Together
Hymn of Preparation “As We Gather at Your Table” (#332)
*Closing Hymn “Amazing Grace” (#547 black hymnal)
Go now with God: who covers us with traveling mercies;
Go now with Christ: who is our good companion;
Go now with the Spirit: who gives us strength and hope.
Go, knowing that God is with us: bringing us joy and delight as we continue on our journey of faith.