Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: November 1, 2020

Welcome to worship with Peace Mennonite Church. If this is your first time worshiping with us, please watch this welcome video from our pastor.

Whether you are new to Peace or a regular participant, 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.

In observance of All Saints Day, remembering those who have died.

Prelude: When the Saints Go Marching In from the Howard Gospel Choir

Welcome from Ken Lohrentz:

Opening Scripture:

Call to Worship:

Like Elijah, we rely on God for nourishment.
Like the widow, we trust in God to sustain us.
Like the unnamed son, we are held in love by the people of God.
Like so many throughout scripture and through the ages,
            We come to God in our hunger, in our despair, in our pain,
            Seeking provision, hope, and healing.
As we come to God in worship
We know God is already with us.

Gathering Hymn: For all the saints
Hymnal Worship Book, #636 verses 1, 4, 6, 7, 8
(Those who prefer to sing all the verses with organ and choir can go to this link.)

There are still a few slots available to walk the Peace Mennonite labyrinth on November 1. You can sign up here.

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.

This week you are invited to pray for Iglesia Menonita Monte Horeb in Dallas, Tx.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Bridging the Gap:

Scripture Reading/Experiencing the Story: 1 Kings 17:1-16
Read by Jenny

Sermon from Pastor Joanna

Hymn: Great is thy faithfulness, Hymnal Worship Book #327 (lyrics on video)

Prayer Practice for the Week:

Friends, this week I invite you to pray your way through election day–and beyond.

  • For those on Facebook, there will be readings posted on the Peace Mennonite Facebook page throughout the day to help us stay focused on God. (Readings provided by pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler.)
  • We will gather for a brief 20 minute prayer service on Zoom at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.
  • If you cannot join us at 5, you are encouraged to go through the prayer service (from Shalom Community Church) on your own any time that is convenient for you.


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.

Benediction: from Romans 8: 38-39

Sending Song:

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings: Week of November 2

  • Monday: Jonah 1
  • Tuesday: Jonah 2
  • Wednesday: Jonah 3
  • Thursday: Jonah 4
  • Friday: Catch-Up Day!

*You can find the full list of Bible readings here.

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