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.”
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)
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
- Mighty Times video about the Children’s March
- Reading of book: Let the Children March
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:
- Video of MC USA webinar on Race, Church, and Change
- Full text of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective
- Text of The Martyrs Mirror
- Images from The Martyrs Mirror
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”
love the service today will joyed you at 11;00 on zoom
Great, Wilma! See you soon.
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.