October 28, 2018 ~ 10:30am


The People of Peace Church
John Pegg, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude           Sonata No. 6 (mvt 1) by Mozart

Eli Bissonett, violin

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship      based on Jeremiah 31:7–9

Sing aloud with gladness:
God is gathering the people!
From the farthest parts of the earth we come:
All who struggle; all who labor with new life!
Those who are weeping, God will console:
Those who get lost find a clear path home.

Let us worship the God who gathers us!

*Opening Hymn   “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”  (#439)

Unison Prayer of Confession         from Worship Ways

When we want to be a church ever-reforming,
yet cling to comfortable ways:
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us!
When we want to honor your “still speaking voice”,
but are fearful of insights which challenge old assumptions:
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us!
When we want to live into Jesus’ dream of oneness,
but fail to listen to voices of difference:
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us!

Sung Response    “Christ, Have Mercy”   (#752)

Assurance of God’s Love

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Prophets:   Jeremiah 31:7–9

Anthem   Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Mark 10:46–52

Sermon    “Lives Wide Open”

Hymn   “Be Now My Vision”   (#451)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Stewardship Mission Moment                    Jane Rupel

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
Jeshua’s Prayer (see insert), and Choral Amen

Sharing Our Offerings

Offertory   Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow) by Fritz Kreisler

*The Thanksgiving    “What Shall I Give?”   (#18 P&W Songbook, 1 vs)

*Unison Prayer of Dedication

Reform our lives, O God, and let these gifts change
the world into which we send them.
Take them and multiply them to be a blessing
of justice and peace in the world you love!

*Closing Hymn   “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me”     (#474)


*Postlude   Sonata No. 6 (mvt 2) by Mozart