Service Recording: May 24, 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.
May 24,2020 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Doug Bowen-Bailey,ASL Interpreter
Maddie Carpenter, Mark Hakes, Frost Bowen-Bailey
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude – Melanie Sever , flute
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Responsive Call to Worship
Because Jesus ascended and sits at the right hand of God, a new world has broken into ours—
a world in which justice does come for the poor, freedom comes for the prisoners, and healing for the sick.
Because Jesus ascended and sits at the right hand of God, a new community has been formed
a community that loves and cares for all members, a family that welcomes all who are abandoned and rejected, a place where all find a place of belonging.
Because Jesus ascended and sits at the right hand of God, God’s new world has begun. Let us offer our prayers and our lives that we might be part of this new world the Spirit is shaping in and among us.
Opening Hymn “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (#505)
Unison Prayer of Confession
Almighty God, we confess that we have our eyes set in the clouds instead of on this beautiful earth you have given us. Forgive us for our short-sightedness. Draw us away from the temptations to seek worldly power and success. Call us to the down-to-earth message of Your love which cares for the needs of those around us, especially people who are oppressed.
Help us to break down the dividing walls that we have placed, so that we may truly be one, as You and Christ are one. For it is in Christ’s name we pray. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages. Sharon Dawson, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Acts: Acts 1: 1 – 11
Special Music “I Can Only Imagine”. Sung by Maddie Carpenter
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 24: 44 – 53
Sermon “Looking Up and Looking Around ”
Hymn “Like the Murmur of the Dove Song”. (#270)
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 “Beautiful Savior”. Sung by Mark Hakes
*The Thanksgiving “Thank You Jesus”.
*Prayer of Dedication
Closing Hymn “Blessed Assurance” (#473)