December 30, 2018 ~ 10:30am

The People of Peace Church
Maggie Fink, ASL Interpreter
Nina Wilkowske, Lay Leader
Darin Bergsven, Guitarist
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson

Prelude      “Fool on the Hill” by Paul McCartney

Greeting One Another


Ringing of the Peace Bells and Candles Lit by Acolytes

God is Revealed as We Gather

Responsive Call to Worship             based on Psalm 148

Praise the Lord, all the earth, from the highest heights
to the deepest depths!
Let everything sing and shout praise to the Creator!
Praise the Lord, all the heavens and starry host!
All throughout the universe may praise to God abound!
Come, let us joyfully praise God!
Let us live our praise in deeds of loving kindness.

*Opening Hymn   “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”   (#160)

Unison Prayer of Confession

Giver of Every Mercy, you call us to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. However, we often clothe ourselves with different attire: apathy, hatred, arrogance, and brashness.

Help us to bear one another and forgive each other even as we ask forgiveness from you. Help us to don the clothing of love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. This we pray in the name of your Child, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Story for All Ages     Kelli Farell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

God is Revealed in the Word

God’s Word in the Epistles:   Colossians 3:12–17

Special Music  “We Three Kings” by John H. Hopkins

God’s Word in the Gospel:  Luke 2:41–52

Sermon     “Who is this Child?”

Hymn    “Amen, Amen”     (#161)

We Respond to God’s Presence

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

Sharing our Offerings

Offertory “I Am Beginning to See the Light” by Duke Ellington

*The Thanksgiving     “Doxology”

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures here below.
Praise God for all that love has done.
Creator, Christ and Spirit, One.

*Prayer of Dedication

Closing Carol Sing


*Postlude   “Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys