October 21, 2018 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude                                                 Mike & Diane Swanoski

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Choral Call to Worship      “Bist du bei mir” by J.S. Bach

sung by Jennifer Boyle

*Responsive Call to Worship

In the prayers and the praise, in the word and the wonder:
we are given enough joy to live each day.
In the justice for the oppressed, in the unexpected generosity of God:
we are given enough compassion to use in service each day.
In the promises made to all, in the mercy offered to each:
we are given enough grace to share each day

*Opening Hymn  “God is Here! As We Your People Meet” (#70)

Unison Prayer of Confession         adapted from Thom Shuman

Holy One, we look around and see how we fall short in our attempts at faithfulness. We can become so self-absorbed, we cannot see the suffering and struggles of friends, family, and strangers. We are so desperate to get to the front of the line, we push aside the very ones you seek to honor.

Forgive us, God of all hope, and help us remember your Servant, Jesus. Through him, we can learn the dreams you have for us. With him, we can open our arms and embrace all your children and follow in your Way.

Assurance of God’s Love

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Psalms:   Psalm 91:9–16

Anthem   “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Mark 10:35–45

Sermon     “Seat Assignments”

Hymn    “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”   (#498)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Stewardship Mission Moment                    Doug Bowen-Bailey

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (Prayer #8 in P&W Songbook), and
Choral Amen

Sharing Our Offerings


*The Thanksgiving  “What Shall I Give?”   (#18 P&W Songbook)

*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 “Sent Forth By God’s Blessing”    (#76)