Service Recording: March 28, 2021
After the service, we will have Adult Forum 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.
March 28, 2020 ⁂ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Phyllis Cook, Lay Reader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Greg Briggs, Interim Minister
Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!
Save us, O Christ.
Come and worship Christ, who leads us into life.
Opening Hymn “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (#216)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, we confess that we have looked forward to the wrong things. We have failed to perceive what You are doing in our world and in our lives. Instead, we have only prepared for what benefits us, what satisfies us, and are often disappointed when things do not go our way. Forgive us for our short-sightedness. Call us into Your ways of deep listening with love, compassion, and mercy. Help us to slow down instead of rushing forward, to be considerate of others’ needs above our wants. As we shout “Hosanna!” may we truly understand what it means to ask you to Save Us, and to understand what it is to belong to Your Beloved Community, on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name we pray all things. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages by Sharon Dawson
Special Music “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo. Cathy Ameel, Gudrun Witrak, Susan Larson Kidd, Kirby Wood
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 11:1-11
Sermon by Greg Briggs
Hymn “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” (#213)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, Prayer of Our Savior from The New Zealand Book of Prayer | He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa
Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever. Amen.
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Web of Life” by Bubbles Bandojo. Girls Chorus: Grace Ryan, Adeline Seele, Siggy Hunter, Aliya Flotten
*The Thanksgiving (Doxology)
*Prayer of Dedication
O Holy One, Bless these gifts so that the world may know your love even when we are silent. Amen.
Closing Hymn “Ah, Holy Jesus” (#218)