Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: June 14, 2020

Welcome to worship with Peace Mennonite Church. We are glad you are with us in worship and invite you to also join us for our Peace Pursuits Bible study and topic discussions on Wednesday nights. This week (June 17) we will discuss the film Just Mercy.

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” Psalm 133:1~Peace Mennonite Church, July 2018

You are invited to join us for sharing and prayer on Zoom each Sunday morning at 11.  Simply click this link. The structured discussion and prayer time will last 30-40 minutes and you are welcome to stay on Zoom after that for informal conversation.

There are some exciting things going on at Peace Mennonite! Check out our current church announcements here.

Prelude:

Welcome from Pastor Joanna

Thanks so much for joining with Peace Mennonite in worship today. Whether you are a regular Peace attender or a friend from far away or new to our community, we are happy for you to be part of this virtual worship experience.

Over the summer we are journeying through the book of Acts and thinking about what it means to be church. I know this web page doesn’t look much like the form of church worship we are used to, but I am convinced that we can be present with God and present with each other in many different ways–including through a web page. So let us worship together in spirit and truth.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 133, read by Piet Knetsch

Call to Worship: What is Anabaptist Worship?

Gathering Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation (#311 in Hymnal, A Worship Book)

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:

Children’s Time
Here’s a sweet video I found. I imagine many of you adults will want to sing along as well.

Scripture Reading: Acts 4:31-5:11, read by Piet Knetsch

Sermon

Offertory Music: Hine Ma Tov

Offering our Money

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).

If anyone needs to adjust their pledge due to COVID-19, please contact Roberta Renz.

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.

Offering our Efforts

The Justice Matters team leaders wanted to share this exciting news from last Monday’s celebration: Peace Mennonite won the award for the highest percentage participation in the petition signature pledge drive. A number of Peace people equal to 98% of our average worship attendance texted “democracy” to 33777 and pledged to sign a petition–when it becomes available–to put the bond to finance the proposed jail expansion on the ballot. Good work, everyone! (For more information about the petition, see this video.)

Closing Hymn: Now go in peace (#74 in Sing the Journey)
–Sung by Philip Kendall

Benediction:

2 thoughts on “Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: June 14, 2020

  1. I watched and participated late, but even so, am grateful for this service. Thank you Joanna, for the insights, and in particular the Blessing words.
    Piet

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