November 16, 2014 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Anne Skwira-Brown, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver
Prelude “Chameleon” by Herbie Hancock
Leon Rohrbaugh, Tom Wilkowske, Dave Winchester, Dan Shepard,
Mina Hubert, Kirby Wood, Jessica Olson, Dale Schimmin, John Erickson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Rivers of Babylon” by Boney M
Responsive Call to Worship
God has gathered us to this place,
where we hear those stories which show us what the realm of God is like.
God summons us to this place,
where we can learn how to serve our God without reservation, or hesitation.
God will send us from this place,
to tell others of God’s hopes and dreams, for them and all people.
*Opening Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” (#436)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Holy One, we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive us, renew us and lead us, so that we might delight in your will and follow in your ways. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Children’s Time Mark Hakes, Youth Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 25:14–30
Anthem “The Heavens Are Telling” by Joseph Haydn
Sermon Extravagant Opportunity
Hymn “Take My Gifts” (#562)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (#8 in P&W songbook), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Heavenly Day” by Patty Griffin
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 the touch of Jesus to this place and throughout the world. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending” (#565)
*Postlude “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley