September 15th, 2019 ~ 10:30am

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


Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Our Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship      

Come! Come, all you who are seeking God. Come! Enter in to this place of protection and peace and discover that God is seeking us!
We rejoice to have God find us here, as we come seeking God!
Come and experience God’s peace and joy when we come together.
Here in this sanctuary we gather together in praise and hope.

*Opening Hymn  “We’re Singing Peace”   (# 17 song book)

Responsive Prayer of Confession

O Most Patient God, we recognize how much we need you for life itself.
But how often have we behaved as if we did not know or even care about you?
How often have we become the ones who do not carry out justice?
How often have we tried to dominate others even as you stand with them?
How often have we participated in the desolation of your creation by our treatment of the heavens, the earth and its waters?
Forgive us for these times when we have lost our way
Know, All Loving God, that we want to be among those whom you seek.
Shower your mercy upon us. Find us, and lead us safely home.

Sung Response   “Lead Us From Death to Life”   (#581 chorus)

Assurance of God’s Love

Story for All Ages      

Bibles for Our Third Graders  

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Epistles: Romans 12: 17-21

Anthem           “Lead Me Home” by Eric Barnum

God’s Word in the Gospel:   Luke 15: 1-10

Sermon  “Seeking Peace—60th Anniversary of Our Name Change”

Hymn              “Amazing Grace”                    (#547)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Mission Moment by the Peace Church History Team

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

Sharing our Offerings

            Offertory   Elias Mokole, baritone

*The Thanksgiving      

* Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Hymn  “Peace Will Surely Come”   (#13 song book)