Service Recording: October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Vicki Westrick, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
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
Awaken! This new day reveals itself, a day of new possibilities. Come, let us give thanks.
We give thanks to you, O God for one more day to
experience the miracle of being alive
With every breath we remember that life is a gift,
and we give thanks.
With every step we know the wonder of walking
on your Earth, and we give thanks.
With every word we affirm God’s transforming love
for each and every one of us, and we give thanks.
Holy One, through you all things are made new. Take our moments and our days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
*Opening Hymn “Take My Life, God, Let it Be” (#448)
Unison Prayer of Confession adapted from Thom Shuman
We stand before you, Saving God, stripped of our pretensions and pride, for nothing we do or say, or do not, can be hidden from you. You hear the angry words we preach to ourselves; you sift through the rubble of hurts we have caused; you see how we stumble, weighed down by all that ‘stuff’ which keeps us from following Jesus.
We stand before you, Holy Grace. As you empty our hands of that wealth of unneeded things we cling to so tightly, fill them with your grace and hope. As we let go of all which might hold us back, give us the trust to follow Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, into that life which he offers to each of us.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages
Welcoming of New Members
We welcome you with joy into the common life of this church. We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share the hopes and labors of the church of Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit may we continue to grow together in God’s love.
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 10:17–31
Anthem “Norwegian Alleluia” by Kim André Arnesen
Sermon “Curing Heartaches”
Hymn “Spirit of Jesus…” (#590)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Stewardship Mission Moment Justin and Jessica Olson
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
*The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you. Multiply and use them to bring the word and touch of Jesus to this place and throughout the world you so love, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen
*Closing Hymn “Lead Us from Death to Life” (#581)