Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: July 12, 2020

We will have a communion service together on Zoom at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 12. All are welcome. Bring your own bread and beverage. Click here to join.

Welcome to Peace Mennonite Church! We are glad you are with us in worship and invite you to join our Zoom discussion and prayer time at 11:00 each Sunday morning.  Note that this time on July 12 will begin with a brief congregational meeting. 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.

Photo credit: Roger Martin

Prelude: You might recognize this song from Sara, Perry, and Piper Bonner from several weeks ago. Grace has put the music together with pictures of our church gardens. This is the video we have shared with Western District Conference for the upcoming Assembly.

Welcome from Pastor Joanna

Passing the Peace: Please take a moment to share a word of greeting in the comments below. We’d love to know who is sharing in this worship experience.

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 (read by Dave Mathis)

Call to Worship:

Gathering Hymn: Come and See (Sung by Sara and Perry Bonner) #20

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.

Consider using this information to create a breath prayer that you can pray throughout your week.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Children’s Time with Anne Bailey

Scripture Reading: Acts 10: 9-23 (read by Dave Mathis)

Hymn: Here I am Lord (sung by Sara and Perry Bonner) #385

Sermon: Where we don’t want to go

Resources referenced in sermon:

Reflection Time : Here I am Lord (sung by Sara and Perry Bonner) #385


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.

The Peace and Justice Committee wants to remind everyone that they are collecting Service Stories to share with the congregation. We know Mennonites tend to be humble, so if there is someone you would love to hear from, feel free to nominate them! Someone from the P&J Committee will follow up! (Committee members: Karen Brown, Ken Ratzlaff, Barbara Yoder, Susan Reiger, and Roger Gibson.)


Closing Hymn: New earth, Heavens new (sung by Sara and Perry Bonner) #299

4 thoughts on “Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: July 12, 2020

  1. Good morning the home based worship was great first I enjoyed the 9:00 communion with everyone the service was good living here at Vermont Towers we have different races that live here and we get along with them all the whole world needs to pray for each other amen!

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