Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: January 17, 2021

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

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. 

Photo credit: Judy Johnson

Prelude: Zisuh nih a zultu hna sinah (a song from our new Mennonite hymnal)

Welcome: from Pastor Joanna

Opening Scripture: Psalm 146

Call to Worship: As we prepare to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, hear these words from King as our call to worship today.

Gathering Hymn: Praise the One who breaks the darkness; Sing the Story #1

Congregational Prayer:
You are invited to offer your prayers to God. For what are you thankful today? 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: (You can stop after the text of the Lord’s Prayer or listen to the whole song.)

Hymn: God of the Bible; Sing the Journey #27

Scripture Reading: Luke 4: 14-30 (Today’s scripture starts about 2 minutes in; today’s reading ends at 4:50–after Jesus walks through the crowd. You can stop the video there or watch the rest.)

Sermon from Chris Becker, one of the pastors at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in St. Paul, MN (He’s really not scary, that’s just an awkward screen shot.)


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: Lift every voice and sing; Hymnal Worship Book #579
Full version:

Or a Shorter version–first verse only

Benediction: from the memorial service for George Floyd

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: *Luke 5:1-11
  • Tuesday: Matthew 4:18-25; Mark 1:16-20
  • Wednesday: John 1:35-51
  • Thursday: Luke 5:12-26
  • Friday: Luke 5:27-39

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

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