Adult Forum

After the service, we will have Adult Forum in a Zoom video conference.  Details for joining will be shared via email and at the end of the live stream.


The Building is Closed and the Church is Open

While we have restricted access to the building, Peace Church is very much open to ministryworking to respond to our own congregation, as well as the needs of our neighbors and community.  Please consider giving either to Peace Church general fund or the Gabriel Fund – which is used to meet the needs in the community.

We recognize that in this time, people’s financial situations may have changed. We ask you to prayerfully consider what you can give.  If you use electronic giving, we thank you for your constancy of support.  If you would like to give through our online form, we would be grateful. For all the contributions from our members and friendswhether financial, time, or prayerwe ask God’s blessings on those gifts that Peace Church may be healing balm in this time when we are living in our own Gilead.

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February 28, 2021 10:30am 

The People of Peace Church 
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter 
Marge Anderson, Lay Reader 
Jim Pospisil, Music Director 
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister 
Rev. Greg Briggs, Interim Minister 


Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells 

God is Revealed as We Gather 

*Responsive Call to Worship 

The promises of God are like bulbs deep in the soil, 
God is making all things new. 
The promises of God are like crocuses peeking out of the snow, God is making all things new. The promises of God are like fresh turned earth, 
God is making all things new. 
The promises of God are all around us, though we cannot perceive it yet— 
God is making all things new. 
Come, worship our God, for we know the seasons will change,
and our God will make all things new. 

Opening Hymn “We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding” (#182)

Unison Prayer of Confession 

Ancient of Days, we are a stubborn people. We become set in  our ways. We only know the past, so we look back with  nostalgia like the Israelites in the wilderness, who remembered  only the good things about their past and forgot all the  hardship and toil they went through.  
We, too, often only remember the good things and push aside  the difficult memories. Call us into accountability. Help us to  remember the sins of our past so that we might learn to live  into a future with hope. Call us to repent, to turn back to Your  ways, to seek to repair the damage we have caused, to  dismantle systems of sin at work in our world and our lives, so  that we can build a future that You have called us to with more  mercy and grace. In Your name we pray. Amen. 

Assurance of Pardon 

Story for All Ages by Sharon Dawson 

God is Revealed in the Word 

God’s Word in the Gospel: Psalm 13 

Special Music “Out of the Deep” by Thomas Tallis 

Sermon “The Dialogue of Faith” by Rev. Tom Liddle Hymn

“Let Us Hope When Hope Seems Hopeless” (#461)

We Respond to God’s Presence 

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, Lord’s Prayer—Beloved
Beloved, our Father and Mother, in whom is heaven, 
hallowed be your name, 
followed be your royal way, 
done be your will and rule, 
throughout the whole creation. 
With the bread we need for today, feed us. 
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us. 
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us. 
From trials too great to endure, spare us. 
From the grip of all that is evil, free us. 
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, 
Now and forever. 
Beloved—Lord’s Prayer Paraphrase, from Human Rites: Worship Resources  for an Age of Change, by Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild (Mowbray, 1998) 

Choral Amen 

Sharing our Offerings 


*The Thanksgiving (Doxology) 

*Prayer of Dedication 

God of all bounty and blessing, 
receive our lives and our gifts
to be bounty and blessings 
to you, our church, and the world. Amen. 

Closing Song “Community of Christ” (#314)