October 6, 2019 ~ 8:30am & 10:30am
World Communion Sunday

The People of Peace Church
Bill Simpson, Lay Leader (8:30)
Rene Montgomery, Lay Leader (10:30)
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Charlotte Frantz, Guest Preacher
Nathan Holst, Minister of Faith Formation

Prelude                           Diane & Mike Swanoski (10:30 service)

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Choral Call to Worship “Come All You People” (#39 P&W Songbook)

*Spoken Call to Worship (by Jan Richardson)

And the table will be wide.
And the welcome will be wide.
And the arms will open wide to gather us in.
And our hearts will open wide to receive.
And we will come as children who trust there is enough.
And we will come unhindered and free.
And our aching will be met with bread.
And our sorrow will be met with drink.
And we will open our hands to the feast without shame.
And we will turn to each other without fear.
And we will give up our appetite for despair.
And we will taste and know of delight.

*Opening Hymn    “De Colores”         #402  (first stanza in Spanish followed by English verses)

Unison Prayer of Confession

O God of love, hope, and help, we are so blessed with family and friends, many of us do not know deep loneliness. We are enough at ease that we often do not notice the bitter tears of others. Our collective affluence and privilege make it hard to understand those who are broken by the anger and brutality of the world. A quiet kind of fear often lurks in our hearts.

Yet, you. O God, know of deep suffering. You hear the cries of the oppressed and threatened, and you call us to listen. Your tears mingle with those who cry in frustration and grief. Your faithfulness is great, though ours seems so insignificant. Teach us to serve the world alongside your Child, Jesus, even as he served us with his life. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

Readings from the Hebrew Scriptures

Lamentations 1:1-3a and Psalm 137:1-4

Anthem        “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli (10:30 service)

Readings from the Christian Scriptures

2 Timothy 1: 2-9; 13-14 and Luke 7:5-10

Sermon         “Sufficient Faith”           Rev. Charlotte Frantz

*Hymn       “Una Espiga”   #338 (English verses)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Mission Moment   “Neighbors in Need Offering”  Tim Peters

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

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory                 Diane and Mike Swanoski (10:30 service)

*The Thanksgiving   “I Come with Joy”    #349, verses 1 & 2

*Prayer of Dedication

Sharing Communion Together

Communion will be served to you as you sit in your pew. Please take the bread and hold a piece until everyone is served. Please drink when you are served.

Song    “I’m a-Goin’-a Eat at the Welcome Table” (10:30 service)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

We give you thanks, O God, that you nourish us at your table and that you have entrusted to us the vision of a world where mercy, grace and justice prevail. Send us now into the world to serve in your name. Amen.

*Closing Hymn      “Thuma Mina”       #360

*Benediction (by Jan Richardson)

And we will become bread for a hungering world.
And we will become drink for those who thirst.
And the blessed will become the blessing,
And everywhere will be the feast.

*Postlude      “Duluth Polka”     (10:30 service)   Diane & Mike Swanoski, Kirby Wood, Dale Shimmin