Service Recording: May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019 ⁂ 10:30am
Third Sunday of Easter
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Sara Olson Dean
Prelude: “Constellations” by Jack Johnson
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Come and worship, all you who love and serve the Lord:
outsiders and insiders, old-timers and new-comers,
the young, old and the in-between.
Come as you are, for this is God’s house:
a house of prayer for all people,
and God welcomes each one who comes.
*Opening Hymn: “I Woke Up This Morning” (#85)
- Woke up this morning…
- Singing and praying with my mind…
- Standing and marching with my mind…
- Serving and loving with my mind…
Responsive Prayer of Confession (Rev. Teri Peterson)
God, we want so badly to do what is right.
In our zeal we forget to listen for your voice, forging ahead on our own way since we cannot imagine another. We close our eyes to your image shining in the faces of the wrong people. We close our ears to your word coming from those with whom we disagree. We close our hearts against those who are different. Instead we offer advice, or ultimatums, or patronizing help, when what you desire is relationship, compassion, and justice.
~ a time for silent reflection and prayer~
Forgive us, O God.
Heal our hard-heartedness. Shift our thinking. Open our eyes. Turn us to follow your way. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
God is Revealed in the Word
Scripture Reading: Acts 9:1-20
Sermon “I Saw the Light” Rev. Sara Olson Dean
Anthem: “Road Home” by Stephen Paulus Cathy Ameel, soloist
Mission Moment: Cindy Macaulay & Molly Watson
Shared Ministry Celebration: Bringing Our Gifts Forward
Hymn: “These Footsteps” (#15, P & W Songbook)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory: “Long Time Sun”
Hope in the God who reigns above,
Who holds us all in steadfast love,
Whose Spirit blows across the earth,
Preparing us for second birth.
*Prayer of Dedication
Sharing Communion Together
Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.
Music: “Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver
*Closing Hymn: “I Can See Clearly Now” (#22, P & W Songbook)
*Postlude: “Dear Prudence” by Lennon-McCartney