Service Recording: November 3, 2019
November 3, 2019 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Ghosts in the Graveyard” Ron Deters, Ian Connell, Emily Hysjulien
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
We gather this morning in thanksgiving to you O God!
You stirred the dust and created us for service;
you breathed into our lungs so we could share your spirit;
you shape our hearts with the tools of compassion so we will seek justice for all.
In your hospitality toward Zaccheus, we see your openness to all who are different;
in the grumbling of his neighbors, we hear the echoes of our own prejudices and fears;
in his transformation into a new person, we see your grace which is prepared for us all.
Let us worship God together with all the saints.
*Opening Hymn “For All the Saints” (#299)
Silent Prayers of Confession
Sung Response “Christ Have Mercy” (#752)
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages
Celebrating the Baptism of Alexander Sorensen
Song “You Are My Sunshine”
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 19:1–10
Anthem “Ubi Caritas” (“Where Charity Is”)
Translation: Where charity and love are, there God is.
The love of Christ has gathered us into one flock.
Let us exult, and in Him be joyful.
Let us fear and let us love the living God.
And from a sincere heart let us love each other
Sermon “Out on a Limb”
Hymn “Give Thanks for Life” (#297)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Remembering Those Who Have Died this Past Year
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen
Stewardship Mission Moment Alex and Sara Dean
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Bones Alive” sung by Emily Hysjulien
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology” (#780)
*Prayer of Dedication
Sharing Communion Together (see insert)
Our vision is to be an accessible, open and affirming community growing in Christian faith, committed to peace and justice, and reaching out in healing love to all of creation, including all people, respecting and valuing the diversity of people’s sexual orientation, race, culture, gender identity, age, opinions, and physical and mental abilities.
Song during Communion “Bury Me” sung by Emily Hysjulien
*Closing Hymn “Oh When the Saints” (#35 P&W Songbook)