Service Recording: October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Sharon Kirtley, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude “Beaumont Rag” and “Done Gone” Mia Kraker, violin
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by our Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship Thom Schuman
This is the day God has made:
a day for praise and prayer; a day for gratitude and generosity.
This is the time God has given us:
a time for singing and silence; a time for speaking and listening.
This is the life to which God calls us:
a life of humility and service; a life of faith and trust.
*Opening Hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” (#439)
Unison Prayer of Confession from UCC Worship Ways
Loving God, we know that in every generation you call forth prophets to proclaim your word. We give you thanks that you are still speaking even today. Your Spirit inspires the young to see visions of a new creation and elders to dream of a time not yet known.
Yet we confess that we fail to hear your voice when it comes from an unexpected place. Convinced that we are right, we miss the Good News of your reconciling love. Forgive us, God. Restore us with humility and awaken us anew to your presence and your promise.
Sung Response “Christ Have Mercy” (#752)
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages
Celebrating the Baptism of Olivia Grace Johnson
Hymn “Amazing Grace” (#547)
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Joel 2:23–32
Anthem “Pie Jesu” by Gabriel Fauré
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 18:9–14
Sermon “Just Worship”
Special Music Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 by J. S. Bach Lydia Kraker, cello
We Respond to God’s Presence
Stewardship Mission Moment Veronica & Nathan Langer
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Sicilienne” by Gabriel Fauré
*The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562, 1 verse)
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Loving God, we give thanks for the visions and dreams that you share with your people. We offer these gifts in response to your abundant blessings and ask that you use them to share your good news with all the world. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “Now Thank We All Our God” (#419)
*Postlude “The Rocky Road to Dublin”