Service Recording: July 26, 2020
After the service, we will have Fellowship Time 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 ministry—working 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 friends—whether financial, time, or prayer—we 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.
July 19, 2020 ⁂ 10:30 am
Lake Superior Sunday
The People of Peace Church
, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Washed by the Water”. – Need to Breathe Sung by Madeline Carpenter
Announcements and the Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship based on Isaiah 55: 1 – 3
Come to the water, all you who thirst—come drink deeply from the lake of life.
Come to the water, all you who are weary—come rest in the quiet pools of God’s love.
Come to the water, all you who long for a justice—come be renewed in God’s ever-flowing streams.
For God is here among us, washing away the grime of our lives, and pouring the Spirit into our thirsty souls.
Let’s worship God together.
*Opening Hymn “Come to the Water of Life”. (#2 songbook)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Creator of Heaven and Earth, who blew over the waters of creation, Have mercy on us when we seek to profit from what you offer so freely—today we lift up your gift of Lake Superior.
Forgive us, we pray, for the times we have failed to recognize our relationship with her and have not used her water wisely, at times we have thoughtlessly polluted instead of protected her water sources. Forgive us for the fearfulness that keeps us from sharing and celebrating your generous gifts with all creation.
Words of Assurance. “Morning” by Ellie Schoenfeld
Story for All Ages “The Water Walkers”. – Joanne Robertson
God is Revealed in the Word
Poem. “Poet Laureate of Duluth”. – Pamela Mittlefehldt
Song “Lake Superior, A Love Song”. –Sara Thomsen
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 21: 1 – 17
Sermon “But How She Sings of Hope”
Song “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore” (#173)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst , the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Word of Thanks for the Gabriel Fund –Stephan Witherspoon
Sharing Our Offerings
Offertory “Mni Wiconi (Water Is Life)”
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology”
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ and Spirit, One.
* Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn ”By Breath” (#1 song book)