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17540 N. Avenue of the Arts
Surprise, AZ, 85378
United States

623-875-2550

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Sunday Services

Bringing Peace

Once we fi nd whatever measure of peace we can in our own lives, how do we bring that peace to the small world of our every day and the larger world shared by all? Can we be peacemakers in a hurting and hurtful world who bless and are blessed?

Rev. Terry Sims

 

Order of Service

 

Greetings

Prelude ..................... Silent Night Franz Xaver Gruber; Peace Like a River Marvin V. Frey;

We Are the World Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie; We Shall Overcome African American Spiritual; I’d Like to Teach the World B. Backer, B. Davis, R. Cook, R. Greenaway; Shalom Havayreem Traditional Hebrew round

Gathering Hymn #168............................................................................................... One More Step

Welcome Visitors

Lighting the Chalice

With its beauty and grace and strength, may this flaming chalice remind us of our highest

aspirations, our deepest commitments, and our most earnest intentions.

Lighting the Peace Candle

Joys . . . Concerns

Silence, Meditation and Prayer     

Affirmation       Love is the spirit of this church and service is its law.

                           This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace,

                           to seek the truth in freedom, and to help one another.

Responsive Reading #602 ...................................................... If There Is To Be Peace Lao-Tse

Offertory........................ Peace in the Valley Thomas A. Dorsey; Let There be Peace on Earth

Sy Miller & Jill Jackson; Hammer Song Lee Hays & Pete Seeger; Down By the Riverside

African American Spiritual; When Tomorrow Comes Claude-Michel Schonberg

Reading .................................................................................... The Last Beatitude Matthew 5:9

Sermon...................................................................... Bringing Peace – Rev. Terry Sims, Minister

Hymn #159.............................................................................................................. This is My Song

Closing Words

Sending Hymn #413............................................................................................ Go Now in Peace

Postlude                                                  

 

Today’s Hosts

 

Children’s RE Director............................................................... Lisa Lawrence

Hospitality....................................................... George Czeczyk, Cathy Mannino

Music Director.............................................................................. Debby Bullins

Musician(s)........................................................................................ Julian Rush

Sound............................................................ George Czeczyk, Charlie Mannino

Ushers................. Nancy Flann, Joan Carlson, Sally Thomas, Danean Mitchell

Welcoming Center...................... Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins