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 7, 2020  ⁂  10:30am


The People of Peace Church
Nadine Hubert, Lay Reader
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
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 

One: Good people of the church, Lift up your eyes and see.
All: Have you not seen? Have you not heard? Our God greets us here.
One: Good servants of the Most High, Open your ears to hear.
All: Have you not seen? Have you not heard? Our God greets us here.
One: Good children of the light, Open your hearts and know what it means to delight in God.
All: For we have seen, heard and known from the beginning to the end, Our God…is.

Opening Hymn    “When Peace, Like a River”    (#438)

Unison Prayer of Confession

God of mercy and grace: 
We are vulnerable people who sometimes ignore the vulnerable. We are broken people who don’t always pay attention to the world’s brokenness. Heal us, O God, to make us better healers. Mend our rifts, that we might be better builders. Cleanse our hearts, so we can clear out the damage of hurt and oppression. We are yours, loving God. Help us to live and to know this better.

Assurance of Pardon

Story for All Ages by Sharon Dawson

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Prophets:   Isaiah 40:21-31  (CEB)

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Mark 1:29-39  (CEB)

Special Music    “Only a River” by Bob Weir. sung by Ron & Sylvie Deters

Sermon     “Sources of Generational Strength” by Pastor Greg

Hymn     “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers   (#23 P&W Songbook)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory    “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

The Thanksgiving    “Doxology”

Prayer of Dedication

Loving God, May these gifts reveal to us and to others the Light  that is Jesus. And may this Light lead us on into new and challenging ways of living and serving. Amen

Sharing Communion Together   (see page 2)

Hymn of Preparation    “Spirit of the Living God”    (#283)

Words of Welcome

May God be with you
And also with you.
Lift your hearts.
We lift them up to God.
Let us give thanks to the God we love.
We freely give God thanks and praise.

Words of Remembrance 
Unison Prayer of Consecration 

Holy God, may your Spirit rest on these gifts of the bread and the cup and each of us. Like your heart, the bread is broken, so we might be made whole and, by our healing, go forth to bring hope to those around us. The cup is poured out, so we might be filled with your grace, and go out into the world to love others.

Sharing the Bread and Cup
Prayer of Thanksgiving

We have been fed, Holy One, by your presence. We have been led, Eternal One, by your light. May we bask in this glow. Now and forevermore. Amen.

Special Music During Communion

Closing Song    “Peace Will Surely Come”    (#13 P&W Songbook)