Service Recording: February 10, 2019
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)