November 18, 2018 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Laurie Berner, Lay Leader
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson


Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship

Let us gather together in thanksgiving to God.

For God has made us and this earth which
gives us nurture

Let us gather together in gratitude for one another.

For we are the bearers of God’s blessing and
love for the earth and her people.
Let us praise God; let us join hands; let us reach out
in care and courage so that the goodness of life
may be for all God’s children.

*Opening Hymn   “Come, O Thankful People, Come”  (#422)

Unison Prayer of Confession

Holy One, we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive us, renew us and lead us, so that we might delight in your will and follow in your ways.   Amen.

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in Psalms:   Psalm 23

Anthem      “Pilgrim’s Chorus” by Stephen Paulus

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Luke 4:16–21

Reflections — “Faith of Our Fathers”

Bilin Tsai, reading a sermon entitled “God’s Grace,”
written by her father, Ai Chih Tsai, and preached by him
on August 28, 1988

Immigrant Stories – Bilin Tsai November 2018

Bilin Tsai, a member of our congregation, shared this sermon written by her father in 1990.  Rev. Ai Chih Tsai was pastor at the Seattle Japanese Congregational Church for 31 years.

Download sermon AiChih_Tsai Gods_Grace

Hymn “Wade in the Water” (#27 P&W Songbook)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, singing prayer by Kids’ Choir “Ubi Caritas,” Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings


*The Thanksgiving “Doxology” (#778)

*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Hymn “You are Mine” (see insert)