Service Recording: February 9, 2020
February 9, 2020 ~ 10:30am
Fifth Sunday of Epiphany
The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Veronica Gaidelis-Langer, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “I Hear a Call” by Tony Arata performed by Ryan Lane
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship ~ Thom Shuman
Called to be light,
we would carry God’s hope into the shadows of the world.
Called to be salt,
we would enhance the lives of those around us with joy.
Called to live in God’s reality,
we would welcome everyone as sisters and brothers in faith.
*Opening Hymn “You Are Salt for the Earth, O People” (#181)
Unison Prayer of Confession
We admit, Holy One, how in superstition, we will throw salt over our shoulders, but find it hard to flavor a world made bland by indifference. We dim our gifts to save our energy, instead of shining as long as we can in society’s shadowed corners. Forgive us, and have mercy, Holy One. By your grace, heal our brokenness, so we might fix the shattered hopes of your world. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages
Song “This Little Light of Mine”
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Isaiah 58:1–9
Anthem “How Can I Keep from Singing” arr. by Quartel
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 5:13–20
Sermon “Salt and Light”
Hymn “Community of Christ” (#314)
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
Offertory “Kaleidoscope” by Ryan Lane
*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.
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
O God, please take these gifts and multiply them;
let them be a means to create the justice and peace
you long for in this world. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
*Closing Hymn “We Are Marching in the Light of God” (#526)
*Postlude “Headed to Jerusalem” by David Olney