August 25, 2019 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Patty Beech-Dziuk, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude     “Gitchi Gummi” by Peter Mayer performed by Jane Rupel & Tom Wilkowske

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship

Your people come from many places with different stories to tell;
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord.
Your people come weighed downwith their unique bundle of burdens;
Restore us again, O God.
Your people come ready to hear your word of hope proclaimed anew;
Revive us again, so that we may rejoice in You.

*Opening Hymn “Morning Has Broken”   (#11 P&W Songbook)

Responsive Prayer of Confession                by Thom Shuman

Holy One, once more, we come to you with our prayers. Our crippling spirits keep us from following you.
Our grudges weigh us down until we cannot walk straight in your way. Our anger becomes a fire which scorches our friends and loved ones. Our fears blind us to the goodness in those we believe to be different. Forgive us, God our Rock, and set us free from our wrong-doings and wrong ideas. May we feel your love, grace, and hope touching each of us. Then may we offer you our joyful thanks and praise.

Assurance of God’s Love

Celebrating the Baptism of Hugh Fifield

Song   “Peace Train”

Story for All Ages                 Saying “Thank You” to Kelli Farell

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 58:9-14

Special Music    “Turn, Turn, Turn” by Pete Seeger

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Luke 13:10–17

Sermon      “Set Free”

Hymn “I Will”       (#7 P&W Songbook)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Service of Farewell to the Rupel/Wilkowske Family

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “Come Ye Disconsolate”    sung by Kirby Wood

*The Thanksgiving      “We Give You…”   (#785)

*Unison Prayer of Dedication

Most Holy God, we offer our lives with these gifts. Sharpen our awareness of the sacred all around us; startle us with the joy of discipleship and strengthen us that we may stand tall and follow Jesus.

*Closing Hymn     “I’m So Glad…”            (#474)


*Postlude   “On the Sunny Side of the Street”