Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: December 27, 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. 

Our church nativity set from Peru.

Prelude: Mary’s Boy Child performed by Jim Krause

Welcome and Call to Worship: from Andrea Zuercher

Opening Scripture:

Gathering Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Hymnal Worship Book #201

Children’s Time: Peace Clubs in Nigeria

Learn more about children from Nigeria on Mennonite Central Committee’s web site.

Hymn: O Come, all ye faithful, Hymnal A Worship Book #212

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: In Old English

Hymns:

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Sing the Story #32

Joy to the World, Hymnal Worship Book #318

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming, Hymnal Worship Book #211

Brief introduction to the Gospel of Luke: from Pastor Joanna

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:22-40

Special Music: Come darkness, come night, performed by Andrea Zuercher

Hymns:

O little town of Bethlehem, Hymnal a Worship Book #191

O how joyfully, Hymnal a Worship Book #209

The first Noel, Hymnal a Worship Book #199

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.

Benediction: from Andrea Zuercher

Closing Hymn: Holy Child within the manger, Sing the Story #28

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

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

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