Service Recording: January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020 ~ 10:30am
Third Sunday of Epiphany
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Gary Boelhower, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Romance” by Amy Beach Eli Bissonett, Violin
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
Responsive Call to Worship
As he walked by a lake, Jesus called folks to follow him.
And immediately, they left their boats and went with him.
Jesus journeys through our lives, asking us to follow him.
In this moment, we have the chance to leave our regrets behind, and follow him into God’s future.
As Jesus wanders in our world, he invites others to join him.
Let us join him on this justice journey, reaching out to our neighbors, without delay!
*Opening Hymn “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore” (#173)
Unison Prayer of Confession by Thom Schuman
We are reluctant to admit all the ways we have failed to be your people. Created to be one Body, Holy Hope, we are often torn apart. Called to follow, we push and shove for first place in line. Invited to seek your face, we have trouble looking our sisters and brothers in the eye.
You have promised to be our Light, Healing Heart, so lead us from the shadows of our sin and set us free to explore the depths of your heart and our own. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages Sharon Dawson, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 27: 1, 4 – 9
Anthem “Gloria” — Haydn
Soloists: Mary Pat Renaud, Gudrun Witrak, Tim Carpenter and Kirby Wood
God’s Word in the Gospel: Matthew 4: 12 – 23
Sermon “Called Together”
Hymn “You Walk Along Our Shoreline” ( #504)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Acting for Justice Mission Moment John Doberstein
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Novelette” Sibelius
*The Thanksgiving “What Shall I Give?“ (#18 song book)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Song “These Footsteps” (#15 song book)
*Postlude “Rondo” Mozart
Annual Congregational Meeting Immediately Following Service
- Call to Order and Opening Prayer ~ Sue Isernhagen, Moderator
- 2020 Budget Presentation and Vote ~ Kirby Wood, Treasurer
- Immigrant Welcoming Designation Vote ~ Charlotte Frantz
- Report from Interim Decision Committee ~ Patty Beech-Dziuk, Doug Bowen-Bailey, and Sue Isernhagen
- Any New Business