Service Recording: May 31, 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 31, 2020 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Judy Hlina, ASL Interpreter
Mark Hakes, Maddie Carpenter, Frost Bowen-Bailey
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude Holy Spirit Video created by Cedar Holden
Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
The Spirit descends like a dove, bringing peace to unite the world in a just and caring community.
The Spirit comes like a breath, bringing life to renew the people of God.
The Spirit spreads like fire, bringing energy for witnessing to the love of God.
Spirit of the living God, transform our lives by your power this day!
*Opening Hymn “This is the Day” (#84)
Unison Prayer of Confession
We confess to you, Renewing Spirit, that we confuse unity with uniformity, and diversity with divisiveness.
We speak and behave as if being a part of your church means assimilating others to our way of living.
We deny and destroy the beauty you created in each person.
We long to change these patterns, O Creator, but we do not know how. Teach us to value challenge. Help us to see strength in difference. And empower us to build your realm in creativity and love. Amen.
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
Story for All Ages
Blessing of Banners created by Gail Blum
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Epistles: I Corinthians 12 Video created by Sara Olson Dean
Special Music “Lord, Listen to Your Children Pray”
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 20:19–23
Hymn “Breath of the Living God” (#56)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Dedication of Our Shared Ministry Forms
Spirit of the living God, you remind us again that we are all members of the one body, each with gifts to share for health of the whole. We dedicate these shared ministry forms as one way of committing ourselves to the work of healing and justice, praise and prayer. Amen.
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Here Comes the Sun” performed by Mia and Lydia Kraker
The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562, 1 verse)
Prayer of Dedication
Closing Hymn “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” (#282)