November 4, 2018 ~ 10:30am


The People of Peace Church
Ellyn Wiens, Lay Leader
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude          “Ghosts in the Graveyard” by Jeff Black
Jane Aas, Tim Carpenter, Ron Deters, 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

Grace to you all and peace from God
Who is, and was, and is to come.
We give praise and thanksgiving for the lives of all
the saints who have gone before us.
We give thanks for the lives of the saints
that we have known and those known only to God.
We too are part of this community of saints.
May our worship together bless us and give us
strength to live the way that Jesus taught

*Opening Hymn      “For All the Saints”     (#299)

Silent Prayers of Confession

Sung Response       “Christ Have Mercy”               (#752)

Assurance of Pardon

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

Celebrating the Baptism of Trygg Joseph White

Song   “Jesus Loves Me”

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in Revelation: Revelation 21:1–6

God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 12:28–34

Sermon     “Not Far…”

Hymn   “Give Thanks for Life”   (#297)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Remembering Those Who Have Died this Past Year

Anthem during the Slide Show   “Prayer”
poem by Dana Gioia, music by Morten Lauridsen

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen

Stewardship Mission Moment                    Cindy Macaulay

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “Please Don’t Make Me Leave You” by Dave Winchester

*The Thanksgiving     “Doxology”     (#780)

*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.

Sharing Communion Together

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.

Song during Communion  “Travelin’ Soldier” by Dixie Chicks

*Closing Hymn   “O, When the Saints”  (#35 P&W Songbook)


*Postlude   “From this Valley” by The Civil Wars