Service Recording: August 25, 2019
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”