September 29, 2019 ~ 10:30am

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

Prelude     Adagio in E major by Mozart  Eli Bissonett, violin

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship

Praise be to God the Creator,
who breathes life into being.
Praise be to God the Redeemer,
who saves us from ourselves.
Praise be to God the Sustainer,
who binds us together as one body.
Come worship our wild and wonderful Maker
who calls us to care for one another

*Opening Hymn  “I Will”   (#7 P&W Songbook)

Unison Prayer of Confession

Beautiful, blessed Lazarus, where are you today? In another country, across town, or next-door? Are you crossing a border? Are you any child living in a poverty? Do you live in Sudan, Syria or Kenya? Can we find you in homeless shelters, or have you no shelter at all? Oh God, help us to recognize Lazarus as the child you love. Don’t let us step over him or ignore him in our busyness. Inspire us to do what we can to change any system that hurts another human being. Point out to us what needs fixing, and move us with your healing love to help mend the things we can.   Amen.

Words of Assurance

Story for All Ages

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Prophets:  Amos 6:1, 4–7

Anthem   Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium) by Ola Gjeilo

God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 16:19–31

Sermon      “Crossing Chasms”

Hymn  “Through All the World, A Hungry Christ”   (#587)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Mission Moment for Children’s Ministry      Karen Sheldon

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

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “Røros” by Arto Järvelä

*The Thanksgiving   “What Shall I Give” (#18 P&W Songbook)

*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Hymn  “Be Thou My Vision”   (#451)


*Choral Benediction   “May the Blessing of Light Be On You”

*Postlude   “Shon Rosmarin” by Kriesler