May 19, 2019 ⁂ 10:30am

Confirmation Sunday

The People of Peace Church
Our 2019 Confirmands
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude       “Come On, Let’s Go!”

God video by Isaac Fink (these photos were taken while
Isaac was outside running; this is where he finds peace)

Greetings and Announcements

Ringing of the Peace Bells and Lighting of Candles by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Musical Introit: “Endicott Manor” by The Blasting Company
Fred Taallerud, Ezra Schomberg

*Responsive Call to Worship                Leader: Ezra Schomberg

The journey of faith is a journey through life. We are pilgrims, travelers, making our way. We sojourn on the pathway of the saints. We walk the same highway and follow the same land marks which led them.
But for each generation, in each place and time, and for
each seeker who travels this way, the road seems different.
Today we celebrate tomorrow’s leaders, the heroes of a history yet to be made. We hold out our hands to them and beckon them to join us on the journey.
As they walk beside us, we may tell them our stories, but we may not tell them the way. We can tell them of our questions, but the answers must come from within their own hearts.
We celebrate a new generation of faith, a new branch with its leaves about to blossom.
Let us make a place for them and let them know that the family of Christ is their family too. Let us worship God together.

*Opening Hymn       “These Footsteps”      (#15 P&W Songbook)

Honoring our Sunday School teachers and our Facilitators

Story for All Ages    Maari Rohrbaugh, McKenzie Radloff, Claire Barlass
Song: “Hippopotamus”

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 23        Reader: Fred Tallerud

Anthem   “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” by John Rutter

God’s Word in the Gospel: Mark 6:30–44         Reader: Eli Zaun

String Trio: “Rigaudon” Elsa Mowers, Mia Kraker, Crystal Kaczmarczyk

Reflections on God: Milo Amundsen, Video, Eli Zaun, Kiyo Sudoh, Ezra Schomberg, Nina Wilkowske, Austin Hudyma, Elsa Mowers

Reflections on Jesus: Bo Brown, Max Devlin, Torstein Derauf, Crystal Kaczmarczyk, Claire Barlass, Joe Rudd, Nore Heinitz

Holy Spirit Video: Maari Rohrbaugh, McKenzie Radloff, Claire Barlass

Reflections on the Holy Spirit: Nicole Libey, Jade Westrum,
Video by Ty Kruger, Everett Lundberg, Video by Fred Taallerud,
Musical Improvisation by Mia Kraker (Mia’s Comment: For this improvisation, I drew on the strength, comfort, beauty, and awe the Holy Spirit can bring and inspire. One deliberate thing I did was use harmonics throughout because because the Holy Spirit is often associated with breath or wind, which harmonics remind me of. I also tried to create strong melodies as well as beautiful ones. The Holy Spirit inspires me in music, conversely, music also helps me to experience the divine in my everyday life.)

The Rite of Confirmation


Promises of the Confirmands

Blessings by the Parents

Song    “May the Long Time Sun”          (#10 P&W Songbook)

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

Sharing Our Offerings

The Offertory   “We’re Gonna Be Friends”   The Whitesides
Sung by Nina Wilkowske

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

*Prayer of Dedication

*Closing Song     “Lean On Me”                   (#23 P&W Songbook)


*Postlude “Pennies from Heaven”    Sung by Maari Rohrbaugh