Service Recording: October 4, 2020
After the service, we will have Fellowship Time in a Zoom video conference. Details for joining will be shared via email and at the end of the live stream.
The Building is Closed and the Church is Open
While we have restricted access to the building, Peace Church is very much open to ministry—working to respond to our own congregation, as well as the needs of our neighbors and community. Please consider giving either to Peace Church general fund or the Gabriel Fund – which is used to meet the needs in the community.
We recognize that in this time, people’s financial situations may have changed. We ask you to prayerfully consider what you can give. If you use electronic giving, we thank you for your constancy of support. If you would like to give through our online form, we would be grateful. For all the contributions from our members and friends—whether financial, time, or prayer—we ask God’s blessings on those gifts that Peace Church may be healing balm in this time when we are living in our own Gilead.
October 4, 2020 ⁂ 10:30 service
World Communion Sunday
The People of Peace Church
Cindy Macaulay, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Choral Call to Worship “Come All You People”
(#39 P&W Songbook)
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
From north and south, from east and west, we join together virtually:
God’s people called to tables of grace where God nourishes us.
From down the street to across town, or over the bridge:
God’s people are called to community, where we live and serve one another.
From little ones with sippy cups to elders with overflowing hearts:
God’s people are called to witness to God’s hope, to offer peace to a shattered world.
*Opening Hymn “You Are Welcome” (#19 P&W Songbook)
Unison Prayer of Confession
With hearts of sorrow, we come before you, O God, to confess what you already know—we have failed to keep your laws. Again and again, we have followed our own selfish will, rather than your holy and life-giving will for our lives.
Forgive us, O God, and cleanse us from hidden faults, that the words of our mouths, and the meditations of all our hearts may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer.
Assurance of God’s Love
Story for All Ages
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 19
Special Music “We Are One” sung by Ron Deters
God’s Word in the Hebrew Scriptures: Exodus 20:1–17
Sermon “A Wisdom in the Wilderness”
Song “Sending You Light” (insert)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer by Nathan Holst, the Lord’s Prayer (using debts), and a Choral Amen
Sharing of Our Offerings and Gifts for Neighbors in Need
The Offertory Ella Fox and Maddie Carpenter
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology” (#780)
*Prayer of Dedication
Sharing the Lord’s Supper (insert)
Hymn of Preparation “As We Gather…” (#332)
Song During Communion “Saving Grace”
*Closing Hymn “Be Now My Vision” (#451)
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