Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: December 6, 2020

Welcome to worship with Peace Mennonite Church. If this is your first time worshiping with us, please watch this welcome video from our pastor.

Whether you are new to Peace or a regular participant, we are glad you are with us in worship and invite you to join us for our Zoom discussion and prayer time at 11:00 each Sunday morning.  Simply click this link. 

You are also welcome to join us for our Peace Pursuits Bible study and topic discussions on Wednesday nights. More church announcements are here.

Photo credit: Gwen Wien

Piano Prelude:   “First Noel” performed by Whitney Baker and Elinor

Welcome & Candle Lighting from Sara & Perry

Opening Scripture:

Call to Worship from Joe

Gathering Hymn: Come, Come Emmanuel, Sing the Story #7

Congregational Prayer:
You are invited to offer your prayers to God. For what are you thankful this morning? What would you ask of God for yourself? Who do you know who needs God’s loving presence right now? What are your prayers for our community, our country, and our world?

Feel free to share your prayers with people around you, in the comments below, or on our Zoom call at 11 Sunday morning.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Hymn: O Come, O Come, Immanuel, HWB 172.  Lyrics are on the screen.

Children’s Time:

Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, HWB 178, Verses 1-2 in hymnal, Verse 3 below! Sung by Jim and Patrice, with the following third verse written by Jim.

Verse 3:  Come thou long expected Jesus to a world enslav’d by greed, Where the want of love is greatest, by that love supply our need. Barren hearts that know no wonder, warring souls that know no peace, Come thou spirit of love and fill us with the wonder of thy grace.

Sermon & Scripture Reading: This week’s sermon comes from Rev. Dr. Valerie Miller-Coleman, Sr. Pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church.

Song for Reflection: Creator of the Stars of Night, HWB 177

Offering

You are invited to mail your financial contributions to the church (615 Lincoln St., Lawrence, KS, 66044) or to the home of our treasurer, Roberta Renz (address in the church directory).

See the “How and Where to Give” section of our announcements page for information on giving to other organizations who need funding at this time.

Peace & Justice Committee Announcement from Susan

Closing Hymn: It is well with my soul

Benediction: by Joe Casad

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Isaiah 40
  • Tuesday: Isaiah 43
  • Wednesday: Isaiah 55
  • Thursday: Isaiah 58
  • Friday: *Isaiah 61

*You can find the full list of Bible readings here.

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