Service Recording: August 4, 2019 (8:30 am service)
August 4, 2019
Worship at 8:30am in Sanctuary
Worship at 10:30am Under the Tent
The People of Peace Church
Marge Anderson, Lay Leader (8:30)
John Pegg, Lay Leader (10:30)
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter (10:30)
Ian Connell, Guest Musician
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Greeting One Another
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (song sheet)
*Responsive Call to Worship
God of the past who whispered in the prophets’ ears, who rescued us from sin’s slavery:
we are here to thank you.
God of the future, who is tearing down the old world and building your kingdom in our midst:
we are here because we trust you.
God of the present who, in the giftedness of our diversity, creates us to be one people:
we are here to praise you.
God of life that surprises us when we find it within us:
we celebrate your grace.
*Opening Hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Unison Prayer of Confession
O God, like a father who teaches his child to walk, like a mother who feeds and heals her children,
You desire to nourish all people and rescue them from injustice. You call us into this work of justice-making and care. Yet we follow other paths; we make choices that lead to violence and destruction. Meet us here and teach us how to put aside all temptations that lead to violence, from the smallest to the most global.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 12:13–21
Sermon “Soul Investment”
Reflections from the Workcampers with DOOR in Denver
Hymn “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms”
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
*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.
*Prayer of Dedication
Celebrating Communion Together
Song of Preparation “Let Us Break Bread Together”
Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.
Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving
God of amazing grace, in these days of summer we are grateful for your playful presence, warming us. We pray this presence will strengthen us to follow in the way of Jesus.
*Closing Hymn “Some Glad Morning”
*Benediction and Postlude