Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: May 2, 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.

Our worship images today come from last Saturday’s church work day. Many thanks to Norah for helping take the pictures!

Prelude: Let Justice Flow Like a River, from Pink Menno choir

Welcome and Call to Worship:

Opening Scripture: Isaiah 56:3-5

Gathering Hymn: In the Bulb there is a Flower, Voices Together #670

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 pray for the work of Justice Matters and our upcoming Action Assembly on May 3. One of Justice Matters’ action areas is homelessness.

The Lord’s Prayer: from Thomas Heilke

Hymn: Rain Down, Voices Together #703

Scripture Reading: Acts 8:26-39

You can read a text version of this sermon on Joanna’s blog.

Resources mentioned in the sermon:

  • YouTube video from Alfredo Valentin and Adam Coleman
  • Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know about Life and Love and How it Can Revitalize Christianity by Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman


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: Thine is the Glory, Voices Together #355

Benediction: from our friends at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Galatians 1:1-10
  • Tuesday: *Galatians 1:11-17
  • Wednesday: Galatians 1:18-24
  • Thursday: Galatians 2:1-10
  • Friday: *Galatians 2:11-21

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

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