Service Recording: November 18, 2018
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.
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)