November 24, 2019 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Joan Peterson, Lay Leader
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude    “Videos from Trip to Timor Leste”

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Choral Call to Worship   “Bless the Lord” ~Timor Youth

*Responsive Call to Worship                 Thom Schuman

When we seek justice for the other,
when we love kindness more than ever,
we live as God asks us to live.
When we walk humbly through life,
when we offer mercy to those who hurt us,
we are the blessing God hopes we will be.
When we are willing to look foolish by following Jesus,
when we choose weakness rather than power,
we reflect the One who is in our midst.

*Opening Hymn   “Come, O Thankful People, Come” (#422)

Unison Prayer of Confession

What have we done to you, dear God? We dishonor you every time we treat another with disrespect. We shatter your heart when we find it easier to break our word, than to take the risk to keep it. As a nation we too have
turned our back on those most vulnerable. Forgive us and lead us as we walk together. 
You are wise enough to forgive our foolishness; you are strong enough to overcome our weakness; you are loving enough to heal the hurt we cause to you and to others. You give us new hope and new life in Jesus.

Assurance of Pardon

Anthem      “Pilgrims’ Hymn” by Stephen Paulus

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Scriptures:

Micah 6:8, Romans 1:8–12 and Philippians 1:3–4

Sermon “Walking With”  Andy Fena, Jessica Olson, Jill Pospisil

Hymn   “By Breath”     (#1 P&W Songbook)

We Respond to God’s Word

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory     sung by Mark Hakes

*The Thanksgiving     “Doxology”     (#780 black hymnal)

*Unison Prayer of Dedication

May we always be humble enough to offer our gifts to you, Generous God, to bring justice to the oppressed, to bring laughter to those who mourn, and to offer wonder to little children. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

*Closing Hymn  “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman   (insert)