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
  • Adjourn