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)