Service Recording: March 24, 2019
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
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
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)