Service Recording: July 7, 2019
July 7, 2019 ~ 8:30am & 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Elsa Mowers, Lay Leader (8:30am)
Veronica Gaidelis-Langer, Lay Leader (10:30am)
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter (10:30am)
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude by Dave Winchester
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship (from UCC Worship Ways)
Let us sing praises to God, all you faithful ones,
and give thanks to God’s holy name.
God does not abandon us in our distress.
God’s healing presence restores us to life.
Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Indeed, God turns our mourning into dancing;
God takes off our sackcloth and clothes us with joy.
Let the peoples praise you, O God, and not be silent.
O God, we will give thanks to you forever!
*Opening Hymn “I Woke Up this Morning” (#85)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Gracious and loving God, we give you thanks for all the blessings we experience—the freedom to worship you without fear, the bounty and diversity of your creation, and the precious gift of unexpected joy. Forgive us for the times we
fail to notice your grace; may we immerse ourselves in your healing presence. Refresh us and renew us that we might
share your love in our daily lives.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 30
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures: 2 Kings 5:1–14
Sermon “Healing Waters”
Hymn “Come to the Water of Life” (#2 P&W Songbook)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Hope in the God who reigns above
Who holds us all in steadfast love;
Whose Spirit blows across the earth,
Preparing us for second birth.
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
We have drunk deeply from the bright and shimmering waters of creation. May our lives and gifts carry the
living water of God’s love and teachings to all those
who thirst. Amen.
Sharing Communion Together
Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.
Hymn of Preparation “Let Us Talents & Tongues Employ” (#347)
*Closing Hymn “Amazing Grace” (#547)