Service Recording: July 28, 2019 (8:30 am Taize service)
July 28, 2019 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Betty Greene, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Sara Olson Dean, Guest Preacher
Prelude….Rhapsody in G Minor by Brahms
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Today we keep sabbath: we find our rest in God.
We put aside productivity to wonder and worship.
Today we keep sabbath: we do a different kind of work.
We have gathered to pray, to bear witness, to ponder God’s word.
Today we keep sabbath, for the world does not revolve around us.
May our lives revolve around the God of love and grace.
*Opening Hymn “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You” (#4)
Prayer of Confession
Let us confess our sins together, trusting in God’s mercy:
God of grace, we confess that we are more eager to receive your mercy than we are to extend your kindness to others. We ask for what we need, and fail to consider whether we have what someone else needs. We seek your forgiveness, but hold grudges against others. We want you to lead us, but only if you send us where we want to go. Forgive us, and help us to walk in the way of Jesus.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scripture: Psalm 85
Special Music “Seek Ye First” sung by Susan Larson Kidd & Cathy Ameel
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 11:1–13
Sermon “Teach Us To Pray”
Hymn “Grant Us Wisdom to Perceive You” (#510)
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 “Turn the Radio On”
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Let us pray:
Generous God, you give us so very much, and your blessings grow and multiply in our lives. You call us to share your gifts with others, and so we obey. Receive these gifts as an act of service, for the sake of the world you love, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “Sent Forth By God’s Blessing” (#76)