Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: December 20, 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. You can find our church announcements here.

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. 


Below is a slide show of some nativities collected by Ken and Ginger Ratzlaff.

Prelude: With Mary sing Magnificat; from the Voices Together hymnal

Opening Scripture: Psalm 113

Welcome and Advent Candle-Lighting: from Sara, Perry, and Piper

Gathering Hymn: The Angel Gabriel; Hymnal Worship Book #180 (They sing an extra verse in the video.)

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.

We share a prayer of gratitude this week for the 5th grade class from Woodlawn Elementary that made and delivered some tasty treats to Peace Mennonite on Thursday and Friday. Some of us were there to receive the treats and a few others had some brought to them. We gave their teacher a copy of the holiday recipes from Rosie and Becky and a packet of zinnia seeds.

I invite you to keep the students, families, teachers, and staff of Woodlawn in your prayers over this winter break and into the next semester. Below is a slideshow of the winter and Christmas poems the 5th graders included with their goody bags:

The Lord’s Prayer (in Arabic):

Children’s Time: Mennonite Central Committee helps teach refugee children in Lebanon

You can learn more about Syrian refugees in Lebanon with this “Hello!” page.

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-56

Hymn: No wind at the window; Sing the Story #11 (Lyrics in video)

Sermon

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.

Closing Hymn: My soul proclaims your greatness, Lord (Lyrics on video)

Benediction: from KellyAnn’s blog

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: John 1:1-18
  • Tuesday: Luke 2:1-7
  • Wednesday: Luke 2:8-20
  • Thursday: Join us for Christmas Eve worship!
  • Friday: *Luke 2:21-40

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

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