June 9, 2019 ~ 10:30am

Just Peace Celebration Sunday
Pentecost Sunday

The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Samuel Black, Guest Pianist
John Clark Pegg, Reader
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Guest Preacher
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude   “Hunters’ Chorus” from Der Freischütz by von Weber
played by Northland’s Finest Horn Choir

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

Choral Call to Worship   “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”    (#293)

*Responsive Call to Worship

written by Bret Hesla and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

May we awaken to the presence of God,
here in this ordinary place.
May we awaken to the power of love,
here in this ordinary crowd.
May we build a neighborhood of justice for all,
now in this ordinary time,
May we daily work to build a world at peace,
now with these ordinary hands.

*Opening Hymn “Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song” (#270)

Responsive Prayer of Confession

Holy One, too often we are not mindful of your love and beauty all around us. We forget our responsibilities to your world. Forgive us and…
May we see your miracles all around us and really hear the voices of those crying out for justice.
May we not become cynical or hopeless in these days.
May we stand up to injustice and offer compassion.
May we follow in the way of Jesus.
Let us be seeds of hope, weeds of change that transform your world.

Story for All Ages     Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator and Diana Oestreich, Preemptive Love Coalition

Celebrating the Baptism of Ingrid Brandt

Hymn   “Child of Blessing”     (#325)

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Gospels: Matthew 5:43–45 & Mark 4:30–32

Special Music   “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

Sermon       “Peacemaking: the Fierce Urgency of Now”

Hymn     “You Are Salt for the Earth, O People”   (#181)

We Respond to God’s Presence

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

Sharing our Offerings and Strengthen the Church Offering

Offertory   “Frippery #8” by Lowell Shaw

*The Thanksgiving    “Take My Gifts”   (#562, 1 verse)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “Lead Us from Death to Life”   (#581)
*Postlude   “Theme from The Magnificent Seven” by E. Bernstein