March 24, 2019 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Amy Sullivan, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude by Darin Bergsven

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship   adapted from Rev. Thom Shuman

When our pockets are empty, God allows us to purchase what we need, charging it to grace’s account.
God thinks differently than we do.
When our souls are parched, God hands us a glass of living water.
God’s ways are different from ours.
When we grow weary of searching, God leads us home.
God’s love is different from ours.

*Opening Hymn   “Come, O Fount of Every Blessing”   (#459)

Unison Prayer of Confession

We thirst for the water of the world, O God, until our parched souls murmur against one another. Fountain of life, soothe our spirits. Let us draw water from your well of love, that we shall never again have to drink from the shallow wells of indifference, whose waters are bitter.   Amen

Assurance of God’s Love

Story for All Ages     Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Prophets:   Isaiah 55:1–9

Anthem   “Come to the Water”

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Luke 13:1–9

Sermon       “Thirsting”

Hymn   “There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy”    (#23)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer
by Rev. Sara Olson Dean, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts),
and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings


*The Thanksgiving

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

*Unison Prayer of Dedication

We have drunk deeply from the bright and shimmering waters of creation. May our lives and gifts carry the living water of Christ’s love and teachings to all those who thirst. Amen.

*Closing Hymn   “Come to the Water of Life”   (#2 P&W Songbook)