September 1, 2019 ~ 8:30am and 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Cindy McLean, Lay Leader (8:30 service)
Cindy Macaulay, Lay Leader (10:30 service)
Karen Sheldon, ASL Interpreter (10:30 service)
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson


Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship              (Based on Psalm 81)

Sing aloud to God our strength and shout with joy:
God, our Host, welcomes us.
God reminds us, “I brought you out of the land of Egypt and fed you along the way.”
When we opened our mouths, God filled us with good things.
God calls us to walk the path of faithfulness, trusting the promise:
A feast for all—freshly baked bread, hot from the oven, to satisfy our hunger. Let us worship God!

*Opening Hymn  “Awake, Awake to Love and Work” (#89)

Unison Prayer of Confession              by Thom Shuman

We are always uncomfortable, Watching God, when you notice how we want to sit in the seats of honor. We can be so proper, so good, so well-off, that it is easy to imagine we are superior to others. We are so busy completing our ‘To Do’ list each day, that we forget to do good when we have the chance. Forgive us, Welcoming God. Fill our emptiness with your grace. Help us to join you in throwing a party of peace, inviting all to your table of love.   Amen.

Assurance of God’s Love

Story for All Ages

Celebrating the Baptism of Calder James Nusbaum (10:30)

Hymn   “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”   (#351)

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in Hebrews: Hebrews 13:1–8, 15–16

Special Music                          played by Benjamin Fena (10:30)

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Luke 14:1, 7–14

Sermon    “Open Table”

Hymn  “We Are Your People”   (#309)

We Respond to God’s Presence

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

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Arlen & Harburg

                                    performed by Frank “Buzz” Munns (10:30)

*The Thanksgiving      “We Give You…”   (#785)

*Prayer of Dedication

Celebrating Communion Together    (see insert)

Hymn of Preparation   “As We Gather at Your Table” (#332)

Music     “Heart of a Servant” by Kelly Willard (10:30)

*Closing Hymn Sing


*Postlude   “Union Made” by Woody Guthrie (10:30)