Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: April 11, 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. This week we will have our first “Transgender 101” session.

Worship Images: Enjoy this slide show of photos from our Easter Sunrise service (April 4, 2021). Photo credits: Grace Harader-Ellett.

Prelude: “Peace to You” played by Andrea Zuercher (#168 in Voices Together)

Opening Scripture: Psalm 30

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer: from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

– Call to Worship | Allan Rudy-Froese, Associate Professor of Christian Proclamation

– Opening Prayer | Sibonokuhle Ncube, AMBS student from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Gathering Hymn: Morning Has Broken, Voices Together #495

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.

Please keep the work of Justice Matters in your prayers as we prepare for our Action Assembly on May 3–6:30 in the fairgrounds parking lot. Each week between now and then I will share a video from one of the research teams and invite you to pray for further justice in our community. This week’s video is from the Alternatives to Incarceration team.

*Note from Joanna: Since this video was made, progress has been made in the county’s work with Vera Institute!

The Lord’s Prayer: from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Greek: Drew Strait, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins; English: Daniel Grimes, Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment; Amharic: Misgana Eshete, Student from Bishoftu, Oromiya, Ethiopia

Hymn: Hamba Nathi (Come Walk With Us), Voices Together #23

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-35

[Please note that the video contains graphic images depicting the crucifixion.]

Fun fact: Though the video presents both travelers as men, many biblical scholars believe it likely that Cleopas’ companion was his wife.



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: Eternal Light, Shine In My Heart, Voices Together #554


Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Acts 1
  • Tuesday: Acts 2
  • Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10; 4:1-22
  • Thursday: Acts 5
  • Friday: *Acts 6:1-7:2, 44-60

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

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