Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: February 21, 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. We also invite you to our Wednesday night gatherings at 7:30.

Prelude: Love the Lord Your God; Voices Together #288

Worship Image by Roger Gibson: “The dust that shapes the journey”

Welcome and Call to Worship: from Karen Brown (Voices Together #873; by Roddy Hamilton, used with permission)

Opening Scripture: Psalm 15

Gathering Hymn: The Glory of These Forty Days (lyrics and music on screen)

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?

Please remember the people in Texas suffering from extreme cold temperatures and all the difficulties that go with it. I invite you to especially hold in prayer the Western District Conference churches that are in Texas:

  • Austin Mennonite Church
  • Chin Emmanuel Baptist Church (Houston, TX)
  • Hope Fellowship (Waco, TX)
  • Houston Mennonite Church
  • Iglesia Luz del Evangelio (Dallas, TX)
  • Iglesia Menonita Casa de Dios (Garland, TX)
  • Iglesia Menonita Fuente de Restauracion (Houston, TX)
  • Iglesia Menonita Monte Horeb (Dallas, TX)
  • Peace Mennonite Church (Dallas, TX)
  • San Antonio Mennonite Church

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: Orthodox Chant

Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-42
*WARNING: The video contains a brief scene of graphic violence.

Sermon: Distracted by Many Things

*You can read a manuscript version of the sermon here.

Hymn of Response: Be Thou My Vision; Voices Together #549

Reflection/Response: Consider ways you might open up some time and space for paying attention to opportunities for loving God and your neighbors. Suggestions from the sermon: say “no;” practice Sabbath; morning prayer; evening examen.

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).

Note from Joanna: I spoke with my friend, Marty Troyer, who is pastor at Houston Mennonite. Their church is planning to serve as a distribution center for plumbing supplies that will be provided by Mennonite Disaster Service. He said that they all appreciate our prayers, and that financial contributions to MDS are also appreciated.

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: Go, My Friends, in Grace; Voices Together #810

Benediction: image by Roger Gibson; words by Joanna Harader (Voices Together #1065)

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Luke 12:1-21
  • Tuesday: Luke 12:22-48
  • Wednesday: *Luke 12:49-13:5
  • Thursday: *Luke 13:6-21
  • Friday: *Luke 13:22-35

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

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