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