August 11, 2019  ~ 8:30am & 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Bob Stevens, Lay Leader (8:30)
Jill Pospisil, Lay Leader (10:30am)
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter (10:30)
Dr. Gary Boelhower, Guest Preacher
Wendy Durrwachter, Accompanist
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson


Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship              written by Gary Boelhower

We are called to embrace our gifts.
Give us the courage, O Holy One, to recognize the gifts
we have been given and to share them for the good of all.
We are called to share the bread of life so that all may be nourished and fed.
Give us the courage, O Holy One, to break the bread of
our own lives so that others might have the resources they need.
We are called to create a community of unconditional acceptance and compassion.
Give us the courage, O Holy One, to see the precious and sacred humanity of all our sisters and brothers and to acknowledge the unique story of each person.

*Opening Hymn   “God of Change and Glory” (#177)

Unison Prayer of Confession              written by Gary Boelhower

Holy God, you call us to be bread for one another, to share our time and talent and resources so that all may have what they need. Often we believe there isn’t enough to go around. Often we act like we have to hang on to what we’ve got, we can’t risk giving too much away. An attitude of scarcity controls our way of thinking and acting. Often the needs of the world seem so overwhelming and we feel so powerless. O Holy One, open our hearts to your abounding love. Help us recognize the gifts we have to share. Enliven our compassion so that we might have the courage to reach out to others.

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 Epistles:  I Corinthians 12:4–12

Special Music                                                        Susan Larson Kidd

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Luke 9:10–17

Sermon     “You Give Them Something to Eat”    Dr. Gary Boelhower

Hymn     “We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky”   (#563)

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                                                          Susan Larson Kidd

*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.  

*Unison Prayer of Dedication

Holy God, we have listened to your word and feasted on your wisdom. May we transform our perspective from an attitude of scarcity to one of abundance. May we recognize the gifts and talents we have been given for the good of all. May we see the preciousness of all persons and answer your call to be ministers of your abounding love

Sharing Communion Together     (8:30 service only)
Hymn of Preparation     “Jesus Took the Bread”   (#343)

*Closing Hymn     “O For a World”   (#575)