Adult Forum

After the service, we will have Adult Forum in a Zoom video conference.  Details for joining will be shared via email and at the end of the live stream.


The Building is Closed and the Church is Open

While we have restricted access to the building, Peace Church is very much open to ministryworking to respond to our own congregation, as well as the needs of our neighbors and community.  Please consider giving either to Peace Church general fund or the Gabriel Fund – which is used to meet the needs in the community.

We recognize that in this time, people’s financial situations may have changed. We ask you to prayerfully consider what you can give.  If you use electronic giving, we thank you for your constancy of support.  If you would like to give through our online form, we would be grateful. For all the contributions from our members and friendswhether financial, time, or prayerwe ask God’s blessings on those gifts that Peace Church may be healing balm in this time when we are living in our own Gilead.

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December 20, 2020  ~ 10:30am

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The People of Peace Church
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Sharon Dawson, Children’s Ministries Coordinator
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson


Announcements and Ringing of the Peace Bells

God is Revealed as We Gather

Choral Call to Worship   “Awake, Awake . . .”   (#107 4 verses)

Lighting of Our Advent Wreath Candles  — Love

*Opening Hymn   “My Heart Sings Out”   (#106)

Unison Prayer of Confession
Do not be afraid, said Gabriel, surprising Mary and confronting her with the decision of her life. Do not be afraid, God is with you. 2020 has confronted many of us with life-changing circumstances and decisions. We know fear from the inside out.
 In this moment, let us ponder our fears and name them in the silent prayers of our hearts.

Assurance of God’s love

Story for All Ages                 Sharon Dawson

Giving of Bibles to Our Third Graders

God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 1: 46 – 55

Special Music                                   Patty Beech-Dzuik

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

Sharing our Offerings


*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 offerings as a sign of our intention to live surrounded by your mercy and generous toward your world. Amen.

Christmas Pageant

A Covid Christmas

Written by John Pokrzywinski

Ave Steffes (Mary)
Micah Seele (Joseph)
Autumn Doberstein (Sheep)
Andrew Holmstrom
Clare Boyle (Angel)
Adeline Seele (Shepherd)
Caleb Courtright (Gaspar)
Neve Pospisil (Melchoir)
Siggi Hunter (Angel)
Holly Bowen-Bailey

Closing Song                        “Joy to the World”.     (#132 )