Service Recording: January 24, 2021

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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January 24, 2020  ⁂  10:30am


The People of Peace Church
Cindy Macaulay, Lay Reader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Greg Briggs, Interim Minister

Prelude    Sonata for Flute by Mel Bonis   Melanie Sever, flute

Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

Responsive Call to Worship

“The time is fulfilled;
Repent, and believe in the Good News.
The reign of God has drawn near;
Repent, and believe in the Good News.”
Jesus is calling out to us;
“Repent, and believe in the Good News.
“Come, follow me, and gather people,
Repent, and believe in the Good News.”

Opening Hymn   “You Walk Along Our Shoreline”   (#504)

Unison Prayer of Confession

Savior Christ, we confess that though we have heard You call our name, we have been reluctant to follow You. We are stubborn to live into Your ways of justice that call us to dismantle structures that empower us over others. We hesitate to turn away from systems that benefit us. We squirm when called to repentance, unwilling to abandon the worldly systemic sin that creates wealth and power for some, and requires others to go without.

Forgive us. Call us into repentance, and call us by name, so we may turn our hearts to You. Savior Christ, help us to live into Your way, Your truth, and Your life. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Story for All Ages by Nathan Holst

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Prophets:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Special Music    Sonata for Flute by Mel Bonis

Sermon     “80% Happy” by Pastor Greg

Hymn     “Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant?”   (#539)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Greg Briggs, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory    “Si Baeg Si Mor”

The Thanksgiving   “Doxology”

Prayer of Dedication

May these gifts, given to these ministries of grace, be a blessing to friends and strangers, those like us and those not, those deserving  and those not, for in this way the love of God  reaches all of God’s beloved.

Closing Song    “Be Now My Vision”    (#451)


Postlude    Sonata for Flute by Mel Bonis