Service Recording: September 22, 2019
September 22, 2019 ~ 10:30am
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Ellyn Wiens, 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 Acolytes
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
We gather together to celebrate the joy in our lives.
God’s love fills our hearts to overflowing with joy.
We gather, in God’s presence, to find comfort and hope for our pain.
God’s grace wipes our tears and knits our souls back together.
We gather together, in God’s presence, to worship God.
May God be with us in all our praying and our living.
*Opening Hymn “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (#505)
Invitation to Silent Prayer “Praying” by Mary Oliver
It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,
it could be weeds in a vacant lot,
or a few small stones; just pay attention,
then patch a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate,
this isn’t a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
Time of Silence
Story for All Ages
Celebrating the Baptisms of Mary & Cate Karstens
Song “By Breath” (#1 in P&W Songbook)
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Jeremiah 8:18–9:1
Anthem “Prayer of St. Francis” by William Beckstrand
God’s Word in the Epistle: I Timothy 2:1–7
Sermon “Prayerful Living”
Hymn “There is a Balm in Gilead” (#553)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayers, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (Prayer #8 in P&W Songbook), Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Merciful God, Hear Our Prayer”
*The Thanksgiving “We Give You but Your Own” (#785)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (#506)