September 8, 2019 ~ 10:30am

Rally Sunday

The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
John Pegg, Lay Leader
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude            “Ring Them Bells” by Bob Dylan

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells

Choral Call to Worship   “Prayer Song” by Ron Deters

God is Revealed as We Gather

*Responsive Call to Worship              from UCC Worship Ways

To take the clay of our lives, and shape disciples:
God calls us to the Potter’s House
To receive and mend those who are broken from life experiences:
God calls us to the Potter’s House
To love and heal those who are wounded from war and violence:
God calls us to the Potter’s House
To shelter all who are outcast and heavily burdened:
God calls us to the Potter’s House
Let us enter this place of transformation:
And worship our God!

*Opening Hymn  “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”   (#12)

Unison Prayer of Confession
Boundless Shaper of people and nations, you are beyond our knowing, yet closer to us than our every breath. You are before us and behind us, surrounding us with your love, and fashioning all of creation in the secret depths
of your heart. Yet so often we run from you, but wherever we go, you are there. With every thought, with every song, with every prayer, and with every act turn these fragile, earthen vessels of our lives into embodiments of justice and love.

Assurance of God’s Love

Story for All Ages                    Holly Jorde & Nina Preheim (potters)

Giving of the “Children of God” storybook bible to our kindergartners

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Psalms:   Psalm 139:1–18

Anthem  “As the Hart Longs for Flowing Streams” by Brad Bombardier

God’s Word in the Prophets:  Jeremiah 18:1–11

Sermon     “In the Potter’s Hand”

Hymn  “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”     (#3 P&W Songbook)

We Respond to God’s Presence

Remembering Glenn Maxham: The rose on the altar is given in loving memory of Glenn Maxham by his family. Glenn passed away September 10, 2018. The rose is a symbol of love that never ends.
“Your memory is a keepsake from which we’ll never part. God has you in his arms, we have you in our hearts.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer (with debts) and Choral Amen

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory   “In Dreams” by Jai Jagdeesh

*The Thanksgiving      “Take My Gifts”   (#562, 1 vs)

*Unison Prayer of Dedication
With these gifts, we offer what we have and all that we
are, and take up the work of weaving with God a world
of justice and love

*Closing Hymn  “All My Days”   (#34 P&W Songbook)