October 20, 2019 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Ellyn Wiens, Lay Leader
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude   “Jesus on the Mainline”

Greeting One Another


Luther Brown from Lutheran Social Service

Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship

Come, let us worship God
who creates each of us in God’s own image;
Come, let us worship God
who blesses us with unfolding grace.
Come, let us worship our God
who sustains us in the work of justice.
Come, let us worship God together!

*Opening Hymn   “Unto the Hills…”    (#466)

Unison Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, we come to you with our brokenness. We confess that though you call us to compassion, we have hardened our hearts. Though you call us to extend our embrace, we have withheld our care. Though you have called us to speak out, we have remained silent. Heal us, create new hearts that love, hands that reach out, voices that proclaim your justice and a mended community that cares for all our children.  Amen.

Words of Assurance from Psalm 121   (pg 704, black hymnal)

Story for All Ages

Welcoming of New Members
We welcome you with joy in the common life of this church. We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share the hopes and labors of the church of Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit may we continue to grow together in God’s knowledge and love and be witnesses of our risen Savior.

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Prophets:    Jeremiah 31:27–34

Anthem          “I Will Lift Mine Eyes” by Jake Runestad

God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 18:1–8

Sermon       “Bothering God”

Hymn   “Standing in the Need of Prayer”     (#519)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Stewardship Mission Moment                    Judy Siegle

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (prayer #4 in P&W Songbook) and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “Hand It Over” by Keb’ Mo’

*The Thanksgiving   The Doxology   (#778)

*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Song   “Standing On the Promises”   (#33 P&W Songbook)