February 3, 2019 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
René Montgomery, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude   “Get Together” by The Youngbloods

played by Jane Aas, Ron & Sylvie Deters, Tim Carpenter,
Ian Connell, Tom Wilkowske, Jim Pospisil

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of Candles

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship   adapted from Rev. Thom Shuman

Today, the words of God come to us, in love,
inviting us to not be afraid, but to place our faith in God.
Today, the word of God comes to us, in faith,
inviting us to trust in the One who knows us, to place our hope in the One who saves us.
Today, the Word of God comes to us, in hope,
inviting us to be gracious in our love and in our service to others.

*Opening Hymn   “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”         (#293)

Unison Prayer of Confession

Rock of our salvation, we know the faults we try to hide from you and those around us; please forgive us. Anoint us with your Spirit, so that our eyes might be opened to see how others truly live. Enlarge our hearts with your touch, so we might embrace the opportunities we have to serve. Open our ears so we can hear what Jesus teaches us about how to share your love and grace.   Amen

Assurance of Pardon

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

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Epistles:  I Corinthians 13

Anthem   “Love is the More Excellent Way”

God’s Word in the Gospel:  Luke 4:21–30

Sermon   “Prophet on the Edge”

Hymn    “Thuma Mina”   (#360)

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  “If I Had My Way” by Vince Gill

*The Thanksgiving       (Doxology)

Hope in the God who reigns above,
Who holds us all in steadfast love,
Whose Spirit blows across the earth,
Preparing us for second birth.

Prayer of Dedication

Sharing Communion Together      (see insert)

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 “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

*Closing Hymn  “I Want Jesus to Go with Me”   (#490)


*Postlude  “Love Me Do” by Lennon-McCartney