Service Recording: March 17, 2019
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
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)