Service Recording: March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Patty Beech-Dziuk, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “My Heart is Open” by James Moors
Jane Aas, Tim Carpenter, Ian Connell, Ron Deters,
John Erickson, James Moors, Dave Winchester
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of Candles by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
From a cloud, and in a crowd, God speaks to us.
Calling us to be lovers of justice, to share hope with
On mountaintops, and in neighborhoods, Jesus calls to us.
With a word, and with wonder, molding us into who we are.
On the playground, and at work, the Spirit whispers in our hearts.
Gathering up our fears, as well as our dreams, sending us back out into the world.
*Opening Hymn “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” (#1)
Unison Prayer of Confession
We admit that we are often afraid to come near you, Glorious Creator. For if we do, you might see how our faces darken with anger as we speak hurtful words, or whiten with fear of those who are different, or redden from the depths of our desires.
And yet you seek us out and you reveal the mystery of your mercy and grace. As you bend down to listen to us, may we then speak your love to all those around us. As you call us into your presence, may we find the peace we seek and be empowered to go back into this world you so love.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Special Music “La da da” by James Moors
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 9:28–43
Sermon “Leaning on Love”
Hymn “Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant” (#539)
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 “Blue Boat Home” by Peter Mayer
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology”
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
Celebrating 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 During Communion “Silver Lake” by James Moors
Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving adapted from Sheri Brown
Through the sharing of this meal, God restores us to life in
the light, where every moment shines with creative possibility. May we carry this light of welcome and justice, bright with love, into the clouds of our daily life this week. Amen
Closing Song “We’re Singing Peace” (#17 P&W Songbook)