October 7, 2018 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Gretchen Karstens, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Jackie Falk, Guest Preacher

Prelude    “The River” by Garth Brooks

Jane Aas, Ian Connell, Ron Deters, John Erickson, Grady Larimer, Dave Winchester

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship                     Thom Shuman

From north and south, from east and west, we come:
God’s people called to the Table where simple
grace nourishes us.
From down the street to across town,
from single households to apartment dwellers:
God’s people are called to community,
where we live and serve one another.
From every class, every race, every status; from little ones with sippy cups to elders with overflowing hearts:
God’s people are called to witness God’s hope,
to offer peace to a shattered world.

*Opening Hymn  “De Colores”      (#402)

Unison Prayer of Confession

Today, God, we confess fumbling and failures in accomplishing unity. On this World Communion Sunday, give us eyes to recognize your reflection in the eyes of people everywhere. Give us a mind to accept and celebrate our differences. Give us a heart big enough to love all your children. We thank you for setting a table with space enough for us all!   Amen

Words of Assurance

Story for All Ages     Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Psalms:   Psalm 8

Special Music     “Mercy Now” by Mary Gauthier

God’s Word in the Gospel:  Mark 10:2–16

Sermon    “How are the Children?”

Hymn    “Jesus Loves Me”     (#327)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Mission Moment   “Neighbors in Need Offering”   Tim Peters

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer, and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “A Life That’s Good” by Monroe and Siskind

*The Thanksgiving   adapted from Mary Luti

Praise God who made all people one,
Whose healing work is never done,
Who calls us steadfast to abide
In mercy, by each other’s side.

*Prayer of Dedication

Sharing Communion Together      (insert)

Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.

Anthem During Communion   “Take, Believe” by Robert Wetzler

*Closing Hymn   “Yes, God is Real”                     (#405)


*Postlude       “Little Bit of Love” by Jack Johnson