July 14, 2019 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Phyllis Cook, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Youth and Faith Formation
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude   “Romance No. 2” by Beethoven  played by Eli Bissonett, violin

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship                     Thom Shuman

Blessed is God, who created us and loves us beyond measure.
Blessed is God, who calls us to stop measuring out our love.
Blessed is God, who speaks and tells us stories about ourselves.
Blessed is God, who reveals to us who we are and who we could be.
Blessed is God, whose compassion is poured out on every single person.
Blessed is God, who gives us compassion to share with every single person, even those we do not know.

*Opening Hymn “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (#23)

Unison Prayer of Confession
Holy One, too often we walk by on the other side of our streets. Those on our roads may not be beaten down or lying by the road, but some are family and friends we take for granted. We cannot see how we have stripped them of our love and compassion. Others are neighbors who have fallen into the hands of despair. Many are strangers, people we don’t know, but quickly judge as weak, or poor, or our enemy. Rescue us from the power of our sin.

Righteous One of all generations. Pour out your mercy on us, that we would be moved and spurred to action; that we would hear of the hope that is ours and share it with our sisters and brothers; that we would shower mercy on all we meet, even as we have received forgiveness for our sins from you. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Gospel:     Luke 10:25–37

Special Music    “Romance in F Minor” by Sibelius

Sermon       “Caring Neighbors”

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

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory      “Malaguena” by Sarasate

*The Thanksgiving      “Take My Gifts”     (#562, 1 vs)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn  “Spirit of Jesus, If I Love My Neighbor”   (#590)
*Postlude  “Allegro” from Four Romantic Pieces by Dvorak