Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: June 28, 2020

Welcome to worship with Peace Mennonite Church. We are glad you are with us in worship. You are also invited to join us Wednesday night at 7:30 on Zoom to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “The Case for Reparations.

Engraving of the stoning of Stephen by Jan Luyken from Martyrs Mirror

You are invited to join us for sharing and prayer on Zoom each Sunday morning at 11.  Simply click this link. 

Our current church announcements are available here.

Prelude: from Ed Farris

Welcome from Pastor Joanna

Thank you for being here–wherever here is for you.
Thank you for taking the time to worship with the people of Peace Mennonite Church.

We remain together in spirit and together in purpose during this time when we are not physically together for worship.

Whether you join us every week or have stopped by for the first time, welcome. Welcome to Peace. Welcome to worship.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 31:1-5; 15-16; read by Jenny Welch Buller

Call to Worship: (Photo of wildflowers on the church grounds)

Gathering Hymn: “We are people of God’s peace” from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (#407 in Hymnal a Worship Book–verse two not in hymnal)

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: from University Mennonite Church and Mennonite Central Committee

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Acts 6:8-10, 12; 7:1-2a, 51-60; 8:1a
Read by Jenny Welch Buller and Ben Buller

Sermon by Joanna Harader

Resources referenced in the Sermon:

Offertory Music from Ed Farris


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: It is well with my soul


Photos of our church wildflowers from our neighbor (with the dog), Matt Whitesell

3 thoughts on “Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: June 28, 2020

  1. Even though absent from zooming, I soared with your message Joanna. The prospect of being a martyr has not offered much appeal for me over time. Still doesn’t. Reminder of the countless ways I fall short in being the truth to a world filled with falsehood and fake faith.


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