Service Recording: September 13, 2020
After the service, we will have Fellowship Time 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.
September 13, 2020 ⁂ 10:30 am
The People of Peace Church
Our 2020 Confirmands
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Doug Bowen-Bailey, Interpreter
Nathan Holst, Faith Formation Minister
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude ~ Benjamin Fena, piano
Greetings and Announcements
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship Leader: Noah Beyer
L- 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.
P – But for each generation, in each place and time, and for each seeker who travels this way, the road seems different.
L- 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.
P – 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.
L- We celebrate a new generation of faith, a new branch with its leaves about to blossom.
P- 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 “Thank You for this Day, O God”
Story for All Ages — Kai Hoffman and Elle Westrum
Song “This Little Light of Mine”
Reflections on God -Stella Schutz, Aiden Olson, Colby Larson, and Kai Hoffman
Reflections on Jesus — Alana Moline, Alex Kinney, Elle Westrum and JJ Erickson
Reflections on the Holy Spirit – Rowan Lundell, Benjamin Fena and a video by Cedar Holde
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Prophets: Micah 6:8 read by JJ Erickson
God’s Word in the Epistles: I John 4: 16 read by Elle Westrum
God’s Word in the Epistles: Phillipians 4; 6 – 7 read by Stella Schutz
Special Music “O Holy Night” — Ruby Nutter
We Respond to God’s Presence
The Rite of Confirmation
Promises of the Confirmands
Blessings by the Parents
Song “May the Long Time Sun” (#10 song book)
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (using debts), and a Choral Amen
Sharing Our Offerings
The Offertory — Noah Beyer
*The Thanksgiving “Take My Gifts” (#562, 1 verse)
Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Song “Lean On Me” (#23 Song Book)