February 10, 2019 ~ 10:30am


The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Gudrun Witrak, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Xavier Bell, Guest Preacher
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude       Concerto in A minor by Vivaldi, played by Mia Kraker, violin

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of Candles by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Choral Call to Worship  ”Kyrie” by Schubert, sung by Jennifer Boyle

*Unison Prayer of Invocation

Holy One, you are ready to meet us wherever we are in our lives, offering vision, interruption, hope where we may least expect it.
Surprise us here at worship today with some grace unexpected that will change something in us—large or small—and send us into the world inspired and impassioned to do your work. In Jesus’ name we pray.   Amen.

*Opening Hymn   “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore” (#173)

Responsive Prayer of Confession

You call to us through the voices of the poor and the powerless, but we close ourselves off from their need:
Lord have mercy.
You call to us through the cries of those who struggle to change structures of oppression, but we turn away  from their challenge:
Christ have mercy.
You hint, you invite, you surround us with calls to love you more fully, and follow you more faithfully, but we cling to comfort and safety:
Lord have mercy.

Assurance of Pardon

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Luke 5:1-11

Anthem     “Let My Love Be Heard” by Jake Runestad

Sermon          Xavier Bell, Family Freedom Center

Hymn   “Jesus Calls Us, o’er the Tumult”   (#171)

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

Offertory   Gavotte by J. S. Bach

*The Thanksgiving     “We Give You…”   (#785)

*Unison Prayer of Dedication

God, who calls us to participate in your vision of justice for our world, let these offerings become our response: all your people fed, all your people safe, all your people housed, all your people educated.

*Closing Hymn  “You Walk Along Our Shoreline”   (#504)