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Service Recording: November 1, 2020
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.
November 1, 2020 ⁂ 10:30am
All Saints Sunday
The People of Peace Church
Penny Cragun, Lay Leader
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Three Great Loves” and slideshow of 2020
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Responsive Call to Worship
Grace to you all and peace from God
Who is, and was and is to come.
We give praise and thanksgiving for the lives of all the saints who have gone before us.
We give thanks for the lives of the saints that we have known and those known only to God.
We too are part of this community of saints.
May our worship together bless us and give us strength to live the way that Jesus taught.
*Opening Hymn “For All the Saints” (#299 black hymnal)
Silent Prayers of Confession
Sung Response “Christ Have Mercy” (#752 black hymnal)
Assurance of Pardon
Story for All Ages
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in Revelation: Revelation 7:9–17
Special Music “Ghosts in the Graveyard” sung by Ron Deters and Ian Connell
God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 5:1–12
Remembering Those Who Have Died this Past Year
Song During Slide Show “Give Thanks for Life”
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Stewardship Mission Moment
“Love of Neighbor” by Diana Oestreich
Hymn “Lean On Me” sung by Lencie Westrick
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “All My Tears” by Julie Miller
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology” (#780 black hymnal)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you. Multiply and use them to bring the word and the touch of Jesus to this place and throughout the world. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “Oh, When the Saints…” (#35 P&W Songbook)