Service Recording: March 15, 2020

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March 15, 2020 ~ 10:30am

Third Sunday of Lent 


The People of Peace Church
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson



Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of Candles by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Choral Call   “Whenever God Shines His Light” ~ Van Morrison

*Responsive Call to Worship

Come, people of God, to know again who you are and whose you are.
We come as children of God, longing for a closer walk with the one who gives us life.
Come, all who are thirsty for living water. Open yourselves to the one who supplies it.
We drink this day from the well of community worship filled with singing, dance, prayer and stories.
God meets us here, loves us and transforms us as individuals and as a community of faith.
Let us worship with enthusiastic expectation,  anticipating God’s grace in our life together.

*Opening Hymn   “Come, O Fount of Every Blessing” (#459)

Unison Prayer of Confession

We thirst for water, Holy One, until our parched souls murmur against one another. Fountain of life, forgive us and soothe our spirits. Let us draw from your water, that we shall never again have to drink from the shallow well whose waters are bitter.

Sung Assurance “Christ is the Mountain of Horeb”   (#45, vs. 1)

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

Anthem   “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”

God’s Word in the Gospel:   John 4:5-42, with Regina Laroche

Song       “Fix Me Jesus”

Fix me Jesus, fix me
Oh fix me, oh fix me, oh fix me
Fix me Jesus, fix me

Fix me for my home on high
Fix me Jesus, fix me
Fix me for the by and by
Fix me Jesus, fix me

Sermon      “Social Distancing”

Song      “Fix Me Jesus”

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concern, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer (#4 P&W Songbook), and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory  “Rivers of Babylon”   ~ Boney M

*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 Song   “Wade in the Water”   (#27 P&W Songbook)


*Postlude   “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” ~ Stevie Wonder