Service Recording: January 19, 2020
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