March 17, 2019 ~ 10:30am


The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Sue Munns, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude  Tom Wilkowske, Ian Connell, Dave Winchester, Kirby Wood, Sam Marks, Dale Shimmin

Greeting One Another


Mission Moment                               Food & Fellowship Team

Ringing of the Peace Bells & Lighting of Candles by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Responsive Call to Worship      based on Psalm 27

God is my light, my hope, my all in all: whom shall I fear?
God is the stronghold of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?
One thing I asked of God: let me live in the shelter of you, in the beauty of your realm, in the wonder of your house.
We seek your face, God! Do not turn aside!
Teach us your way, God, show us your path through all that life brings.
We shall see the blessing of God: come, Holy Spirit!

*Opening Hymn     “Be Thou My Vision”     (#451)

Unison Prayer of Confession         adapted from Thom Shuman

Refuge of our hearts, we must admit that all too often you are not the center of our lives. We find shelter in all the false securities the world offers, rather than grounding ourselves in your promises.

We ask one thing of you, our God, that you not hide your face from us, but turn to us with forgiveness and hope. Be gracious to us, so we might share such grace with those around us. Fill our emptiness with your love, so we might become more loving. Open our hearts, as well as our eyes, to see the One who comes to gather us up and lead us home. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

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

Song   “The Lone Wild Bird”       (#31 P&W Songbook)

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures:  Psalm 27  (page 637 black hymnal)

Anthem     “I Go to the Rock”

God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 13:31–35

Sermon     “Sheltering God”

Hymn     “Like a Mother Who Has Borne Us” (#583)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (prayer #9 P&W Songbook), and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings


*The Thanksgiving

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One.

*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Hymn     “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King     (insert)