Ways to Connect at Peace
There are many ways to get connected within the congregation and in the community.
Follow the link below for a simplified version of the Shared Ministry Form we ask everyone to fill out every spring as we look ahead to the coming program year. Please respond with the ways you are able to share your gifts! We have printed copies in the narthex if you prefer to fill out a hard copy.
click here for online shared ministry form
The Picture Directory Team has been working hard to get our online directory ready for use with pictures and contact info for members and friends. We are happy to say our Picture Directory launched on May 1! Please click on the link below to learn about our picture directory:
click here for picture directory information
Please click on the link below to log in and create an account for the online picture directory:
Peace Church Directory sign up
Click here to sign in to the Peace Church Online Directory (if you’ve already created an account):
On Sunday, September 4 we will gather together at 9:00am for our last “summer service”. Beginning Sunday, September 11, our normal Sunday worship schedule resumes with our 8:30am early service in the sanctuary, and our second service at 10:30am in the sanctuary and via livestream. Forums in the Fireside will resume on September 11 at 9:30am. Masks are optional in our building. See you on Sundays!
Sunday, September 4: Pride Sunday
Worship is at 9:00am in the sanctuary and via livestream.
Breakfast is at 10:15am in the fellowship hall.
Pastor Jim Mitulski, preaching. Several other congregations have indicated their interest in worshiping with us that morning, Annette Strom, liturgical dance. ASL interpreters Doug Bowen Bailey and Maggie Fink. Special music by Cyndi Brown.
Sunday, September 11: Gathering Sunday
8:30am: Service with Holy Communion, Pastor Charlotte Frantz is preaching.
10:30am: Service with Holy Communion, Pastor Charlotte Frantz is preaching. Kindergartners and third graders will receive their Bibles. Story For All Ages will include a blessing for students and all educators for the coming year. Children are invited to bring their school backpacks to be blessed. Children’s Church begins. Special music from Ron Deters and the choir.
11:45am: Coffee Hour with root beer floats
4:30pm: Peace and Praise Family Worship under the tent
5:00pm: Taizé service in the sanctuary
Sunday, September 18: Birmingham Remembrance Sunday
8:30am: Worship with Holy Communion, Pastor Jim Mitulski preaching.
10:30am: Worship with Pastor Jim preaching, Children/Youth Choir will be singing.
(If you’d like to prepare for this service, watch Spike Lee’s movie Four Little Girls)
Sunday, September 25
8:30am: Worship with Holy Communion, Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis will be preaching. Dr. Sabia-Tanis is Director of Center for Social Transformation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
10:30am: Worship with Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis as our guest preacher.
***SomaYoga is taking a break in August and will meet again in September.
Mondays, 9:00-10:15am in the Fireside Room
Therapeutic SomaYoga for healthy aging. Taught by Robin Davidson, PT, RYT, yoga therapist in training. This 75 minute class focuses on different aspects of the body, mind, and spirit that will support you in increased wellness as you age. It is very gentle and offers modifications for all levels of participants. Free will donations for the class (suggested $10) can be made to the office. This is an in person, ongoing class on Mondays. You can also join us through Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91071791750
Service Recording: December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019 ~ 10:30am
Third Sunday of Advent
The People of Peace Church
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Sharon Dawson, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude by Savi Holden
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Song “Awake, Awake and Greet the New Morn” (#107, vs 1–3)
Lighting the Advent Wreath Candles ~ The Candle of Joy
Chris, Erica, Ingrid and Evelyn Henkel
A reading from the Prophet Isaiah
*Opening Hymn “With Joy Draw Water (#109)
O Loving God, we await the birth of your Child, Jesus,whom you send into the world to show us the way of compassion. Help us to follow him with courage and joy across all the boundaries of our human difference. Open our hearts and our communities, that they may be places where your goodness shines bright, and your generosity is shared with all our sisters and brothers. We ask in the name of Jesus, your beloved Child and our brother. Amen.
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Jeshua’s Prayer (prayer #7 P&W Songbook), Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory Benjamin Fena
*The Thanksgiving (Old Hundredth)
Hope in the God who reigns above,
Who holds us all in steadfast love;
Whose Spirit blows across the earth,
Preparing us for second birth.
*Unison Prayer of Dedication
Holy One, whose heart abounds with gifts, receive this our offering as a sign of our intention to live surrounded by your mercy and generous toward your world. Amen.
Children’s Christmas Pageant
One little star is upset that she isn’t lit at night by the Star lighters like all the other stars. She complains to the Star lighters, and when that doesn’t work, she complains to God. God is understanding and slowly tells the Little Star the plan for the first Christmas night in Bethlehem.
The story takes place on the evening of the first Christmas.
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”….. 4th & 5th Graders
“O Little Town of Bethlehem”………………….. Kindergarten & 1st Graders
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”… 2nd Graders
“We Three Kings of Orient Are”… 3rd Graders
“Silent Night”……………………………. Preschoolers
“Joy to the World!” (#132)…………. All our Children
Congregation joins on second verse