Service Recording: November 29, 2020
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 ministry—working 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 friends—whether financial, time, or prayer—we 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.
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.
A Covid Christmas
Written by John Pokrzywinski
Ave Steffes (Mary)
Micah Seele (Joseph)
Autumn Doberstein (Sheep)
Clare Boyle (Angel)
Adeline Seele (Shepherd)
Caleb Courtright (Gaspar)
Neve Pospisil (Melchoir)
Siggi Hunter (Angel)
Closing Song “Joy to the World”. (#132 )