Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: July 5, 2020

Welcome to worship with Peace Mennonite Church. 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. 

You are also welcome to join us for our Peace Pursuits Bible study and topic discussions on Wednesday nights. More church announcements are here.

Twila Schmidt sent in this picture of the praying woman statue in front of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum. She is wearing her face mask!

Prelude: from Elinor

Welcome from Pastor Joanna

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:15-21 (read by Joni Fornelli)

Call to Worship:

God makes a way,
So we study God’s word.

God provides a path,
So we pray for God’s guidance.

God is about to do a new thing,
So we act with God for good in the world.

God gives springs in the desert,
Water in the wilderness,
So we take this time to worship our God.

Gathering Hymn: I sing the mighty power of God (Hymnal, A Worship Book #46) from Anne Bailey

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: A song from Norah!

Scripture Reading: Acts 9:1-19 (read by Joni Fornelli)

Sermon from Katie Hobson and Dave Mathis

Prayer Hymn: I need thee every hour (Hymnal, a Worship Book #555)

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).

Mennonite Church USA has launched a new Justice Fund that will “support MC USA churches that are actively involved in dismantling racism, addressing police brutality, reimagining policing in our society, or combating poverty.” Read more and find out how to donate here.

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

Benediction: from Colossians 1:9-12
Cross made for Joanna by Tara Heilke

May you be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives fully pleasing to God, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from God’s glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to God, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints. 

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