May 26, 2019 ~ 10:30am

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

Prelude   Sonata for Violin & Piano in C minor by Beethoven


Ringing of the Peace Bells

Musical Introit     Trio Sonata in D major by Vivaldi RV 84

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship                     based on Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make God’s
face to shine upon us, that His way may be known upon earth, Her saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for God judges
the peoples with equity and guides the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere the God of all Creation.

*Opening Hymn  “Womb of Life, and Source of Being”  (#274)

Unison Prayer of Confession

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors or ourselves. Forgive us, renew us and lead us, so we may delight in your will and follow in your ways.   Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Story for All Ages     Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in Acts:   Acts 16:9–15

Anthem     “Deep River”

God’s Word in the Gospel:   John 14:23–29

Special Music    “Sí Beag, Sí Mór” by Turlough O’Carolan

Sermon    “Open Hearts”

Hymn   “Down to the River to Pray”     (#36 P&W Songbook)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Sung Response “Be Still and Know” (#743), Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory Trio for Flute, Violin, & Piano Mvt. 2 by Mel Bonis

*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.   Amen.

*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Hymn “Peace I Leave with You…” (#249)

*Sung Benediction   “Lord Bless You and Keep You”

*Postlude   Trio for Flute, Violin, & Piano Mvt. 3 by Mel Bonis