October 13, 2019 ~ 10:30am
Access Sunday

The People of Peace Church
Penny Cragun, Lay Leader
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Amy Sullivan, Guest Preacher
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude    “Ghosts in the Graveyard” by Jeff Black

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship         From UCC Access Sunday

We come to this service from near and far, from the north and the south, from the east and the west. Some come
down from the mountains, others across the flat plains, and also up or downstream.
We all come to manifest our connection to each other and to God!
We come to this celebration by walking on our feet,
rolling in a chair, riding a bike, driving a car,
being carried in another’s arms, or taking an Uber.
We come with our hearts and our minds, to benefit them both.
We come from homes of plenty and hostels of little, we come hearts full of joy and also of sadness;
But we are all here to learn of our God and to rejoice in God’s love. All of your children are welcome at this service and so, together as one people, let us worship God!

*Opening Hymn “This Little Light of Mine”   (#525)

Unison Prayer of Confession

God of a renewing and justice-filled Creation, we come to You this day as a broken people. We are divided by differences that we cling to as important—race, gender, sexuality, nationality, income, and ability. We now seek to become more aware of Your vision for humanity, one of mutual respect and joyful love. Guide us as we struggle to live following your example: to love each other and offer healing in this broken, beautiful world.

Words of Assurance

Kids’ Choir   “Love, Love, Love”   Susan Larson Kidd, Director

Story for All Ages  “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes”

Song by Bob Sullivan

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Prophets:  Isaiah 11:6–9

Anthem   “Draw the Circle Wide”

God’s Word in the Epistle:   Hebrews 12:1–2

Sermon    “What Color Are Your Shoes”            Amy Sullivan

Hymn   “Guide My Feet While I Run this Race”     (#497)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Stewardship Mission Moment                             Alice Marks

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “Shine On” by Daisy May Erlewine

*The Thanksgiving   The Doxology  (#778)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Song   “Lean On Me”     (#23 P&W Songbook)
*Postlude “Long May You Run” by Neil Young