January 19, 2020 ~ 10:30am

Second Sunday of Epiphany

The People of Peace Church
Phyllis Cook, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

 “We must work unceasingly to uplift this nation that we love to a higher destiny, to a higher plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness”                Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Prelude “One Love”    by Bob Marley 
Leon Rorhbaugh, John Ericson, Dan Shepard, Jessica Olson, Kirby Wood, Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Dale Shimmin, Dave Winchester

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Choral Call to Worship     “Come On Let’s Go”            Paul Thorn

Responsive Call to Worship                based on Psalm 40

I waited patiently for GOD; who turned to me and heard my cry, who lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; and set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
We sing a new song!  Our mouths are full of the praise of God. 
Blessed are we when we make the Lord our trust; when we do not turn aside to false gods.
We sing of all your many wonders, O God, too many to declare them all.

*Opening Hymn   “How Firm a Foundation”   (#407)

Unison Prayer of Confession              by Thom Schuman

You are faithful, Patient God, even as we continue to live in the shadows of life.  We could delight in your hopes for us, but choose to do things our way.  We could serve the most vulnerable around us, but long to pal around with the powerful. 

There is none like you, Redeemer of all your children.  You lean over to listen to our prayers, and whisper forgiveness to our souls. You lift us out of the holes we dig for ourselves, and set us on hope’s solid ground.  You strengthen our weak faith with the life, grace, and love of Jesus. Amen.

Assurance of God’s Love

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Psalms:   Psalm 40: 1 – 11

Anthem    “Stand Upon the Rock”

God’s Word in the Gospel: John 1: 29 – 42

Sermon                “Come and See”

Hymn   “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”   (#472)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (#9 in song book) and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory  “Talkin’ About a Revolution” Tracy Chapman

*The Thanksgiving     “Doxology”     (#780)

*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Song            “There Are Some Things”   (#405)


*Postlude    “Livin’ for the City”      Stevie Wonder