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Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: May 16, 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.

“The Long Reach of God” by Tara Heilke

Prelude:  Siyahamba We Are Marching in the Light of God, Voices Together #793

Opening Scripture:

Call to Worship:

Gathering Hymn: Jesus Calls Us, Voices Together #30

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.

With ongoing violence in the Middle East, let us offer this prayer from Mennonite Central Committee for the people of Palestine and Israel:

“Then justice will dwell in the land
and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.
The effect of righteousness will be peace
and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” — Isaiah 32:16-17

O God of life and love and peace,
We witness the violence and injustice in your Holy Land
And our hearts break.

Our hearts break for all Palestinians—
For the victims of violent attacks from Israelis
For those who have endured decades of occupation and oppression
For those whose homes and olive orchards have been demolished
For those who languish in Israeli prisons and in the “open air prison” of Gaza
For those without nearly enough water and electricity and medical care
For those who are refugees, long displaced from their homes.

Our hearts break for the Jewish people of Israel—
For the victims of violent attacks from Palestinians
For those who live with fear and insecurity
For those who re-live the trauma of the Holocaust over and over.

Our hearts break for the wider world—
For those who are indifferent to the pain and suffering in your Holy Land
For those who distort or turn their eyes from truth
For those who fail to see the humanity of all your children.

Heal us all, O God.
Heal the broken and comfort the sorrowful.
Give hope to the hopeless and courage to the fearful.
Strengthen the peacemakers and reconcilers.
Confront those who practice injustice and commit violence.

We especially pray—
That weapons of war be laid down
That walls of separation and the machinery of occupation be dismantled

That prisoners be released

That demonizing of “the other” cease

That political leaders seek the good of all people in Palestine and Israel.

We pray also for ourselves—
That our eyes will be opened to the ways in which our beliefs and actions have contributed to injustice and to violence.

O God, whose heart breaks for the world,
May your justice dwell in the land
May your righteousness abide in fruitful fields
May the effect of righteousness be quietness and trust forever
May the effect of justice be peace — enduring peace.

Amen

The Lord’s Prayer:

Hymn: Christ is Arisen, Hymnal Worship Book #267

Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29, read by Katie Hobson

Sermon from Joe Casad

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).

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: Draw the Circle Wide, Voices Together #802

Closing Announcements and Benediction:

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: *Galatians 4:1-20
  • Tuesday: Galatians 4:21-31
  • Wednesday: Galatians 5:1-15
  • Thursday: *Galatians 5:16-26
  • Friday: Galatians 6

*Note that this is the final week for our daily scripture readings. You can find the full list of Bible readings here.

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: May 9, 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.

Worship Images from the Peace Mennonite garden.
Photo credits: Matt Schwabauer

Prelude: Amazing Grace

Call to Worship: In honor of Mothers’ Day, I invite you to share in a prayer practice from one of the great saints of the church, Julian of Norwich, who celebrated “Mother Jesus” and whose feast day was yesterday (May 8).

Opening Scripture: Psalm 143:1-2

Gathering Hymn: Your Grace Finds Me, Voices Together #521

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.

Christian Peacemaker Teams invites prayers for the people of Columbia as they face violence from government forces. You can read more about the situation on CPT’s web site.

And on this Mothers’ Day, let us offer prayers of gratitude for those who have nurtured us, and for those we have had the privilege to nurture. Let us hold tenderly in prayer those who experience grief on this day: those who have difficult relationships with their mothers and mothers who have difficult relationships with their children; those who have struggled with infertility; those who mourn the death of mothers, of children, and of other beloveds. And let us give praise to God, our Mother, who has created us, who nurtures us, who guides us, and who loves us beyond measure. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer: from the Dominican Sisters Retreat; read by Piper and Perry

Prayer Hymn: I Bind My Heart This Tide, Voices Together #556

Introduction to Galatians:

Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21; read by Jill Allen

Sermon: “Do not nullify the grace of God.”

Reflection Activity:

Take some time to write out a list of shoulds. What should you have done already that’s not done? What should you do in the coming week? And especially, what should you do that you really don’t want to do or know you won’t actually do?

Look over your list of things you should have done. Remind yourself–and say it out loud if that helps–that God is in loving relationship with you even though you didn’t do those things. Look over the list of things you should do in the coming week. It’s true there might be negative consequences if you don’t get some of those things done, but those consequences will NOT include God abandoning you. Remind yourself that God is in loving relationship with you even if you don’t do the things on your should list.

Tear up the paper(s) you wrote on as you give thanks to God for divine grace.

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).

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: There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind, Voices Together #828

Benediction:

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: *Galatians 3:1-9
  • Tuesday: Galatians 3:10-14
  • Wednesday: Galatians 3:15-22
  • Thursday: Galatians *3:23-29
  • Friday: 1 Corinthians 16:1-14

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

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

Sermon
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

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).

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.

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: April 25

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 are responding to the request of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) to join with others in a time of prayer and action in support of indigenous land defenders and water protectors. This service is in response to calls for support from Water Defenders at Line 3 in Minnesota.

Prelude: Stand Up; from Water Defenders who gathered at Standing Rock

Welcome and Prayer: “Prayer to God in the Risen Christ” by Weldon Nisly, from Christian Peacemaker Teams

Opening Scripture:

Gathering Hymn: Summoned by the God who Made Us, Voices Together #1 (Look for Andrea during the last verse!)

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.

Prayer of Formation
By Peter Haresnape (CPT)

Liberating God, we acknowledge our brokenness,
And we welcome your healing presence among us.
Saying together:
Liberating God, form us today.

We have forgotten our original instructions,
To tend and care, to know and grow,
Form us again into your image.
Liberating God, form us today.

We have tuned our instruments to the seductive beat
Of war, of plunder, of dispossession and ignorance,
Tune us again to sing your song,
Liberating God, form us today.

We have denied and derided the presence of Indigenous Knowledge,
The sciences and spiritualities, languages and legal systems of Indigenous Nations.
Draw us a map to bring us to the right road,
Liberating God, form us today.

You have called us to Love, spoken Truth to us,
And shown us right Action, in your own Son’s hands.
Call again, and we shall respond,
Liberating God, form us today.

Hearing your call on our lives, we seek to respond.
May we emulate Christ, and become fully human.
Fully immersed in the naming waters of this world,
Fully awake to your indwelling presence,
Forming us to be your beloved community,
Through your will, our willingness, and the name of Jesus, amen.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Children’s Time: We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Hymn: Touch the Earth Lightly, Voices Together #145

Scripture Reading and Sermon:

Response:

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).

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.

You are also invited to give of your time by participating in the Justice Matters Action Assembly on May 3, 6:30 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. You can get more information and register for the drive-in gathering on the Justice Matters web site or contacting Susan Rieger or Roger Gibson. One of the issues you will hear about at the gathering is restorative justice in schools:

Closing Hymn: Beauty for Brokenness, Voices Together #712

Benediction:

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: *Acts 15:1-35
  • Tuesday: Acts 16:11-40
  • Wednesday: Acts 18
  • Thursday: Acts 19:23-41
  • Friday: Acts 28:11-31

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

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: April 18, 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. Please note that this morning (April 18) we will have an abbreviated sharing time followed by our quarterly congregational meeting.  Simply click this link. We also invite you to our Wednesday night gatherings at 7:30.

Worship Images: first four from Elinor and the last one from Whitney

Prelude: The Lord is Risen Indeed, Voices Together #357

Welcome and Call to Worship: Voices Together #851

Opening Scripture: Deuteronomy 1:9-13

Gathering Hymn: Could it Be That God is Singing, Voices Together #42

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.

And in yet another week of violence in our country, we offer prayers for peace:

Holy and loving God,

We cry “Peace, peace!” but there is no peace.
Hear our cries, O God.

Hear our cries for those wounded, traumatized, grieving
in the wake of forty-five mass shootings in the United States in the past month:
Indianapolis, Pensacola, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, Wichita, Seattle, Memphis, Fort Worth,
Milwaukee, Detroit, Birmingham, Dallas, Cleveland, Boulder, Philadelphia, Atlanta,
and towns whose names we’d never know except for the tragedies on the news.

Hear our cries for those wounded, traumatized, grieving
in the wake of police violence:
for those impacted by the trial of the officer who killed George Floyd;
for the renewed grief and outrage in the community after the murder of Duante Wright;
for the family, the friends, the neighbors of Adam Toledo, 13, shot dead;
for those who have come before and those fearful they will be next.

God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Hear our prayer and guide our feet in the path of your justice–
the justice that will lead to true peace.

Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Hymn: Now the Green Blade Rises, Voices Together #353

Scripture Reading: Acts 6:1-8

Sermon from Rev. Megan Ramer, pastor of Seattle Mennonite Church

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).

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: The Great Storm is Over

Benediction:

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: *Acts 8:1-8, 26-40
  • Tuesday: Acts 9:1-19, 32-43
  • Wednesday: Acts 10
  • Thursday: Acts 12:1-19
  • Friday: Acts 14:8-28

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

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.

Sermon

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).

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

Benediction:

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.

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: April 4, 2021~Easter!

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: Music from the Bonner family; video by Grace Harader-Ellett
*This is the video we created to share with our Western District Conference family last year.

Welcome and Call to Worship: Enjoy this compilation of worship welcomes from the past year!

Opening Scripture: Psalm 118: 17, 21-24

Gathering Hymn: Lift Your Glad Voices, Voices Together 340

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.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Hymn: Gravity of Love; Voices Together #494

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:1-12

Sermon: (You can read a manuscript version of the sermon on Joanna’s blog.)

Hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Voices Together #346

Prayer:

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).

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 and Benediction: “Praise God from Whom” (Voices Together #70) sung by the Peace Mennonite congregation on Easter Sunday (April 20) 2014; with benediction from Joe Casad.

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Luke 24:1-12
  • Tuesday: Matthew 28:1-15
  • Wednesday: John 20:1-18
  • Thursday: *Luke 24:13-35
  • Friday: Luke 24: 36-53

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

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: March 28~Palm Sunday

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.

Worship Image by Roger Gibson: “The Wilderness that Invites the Journey”

The artist, Roger Gibson, writes: “The wilderness invites, even requires, a journey.  And that journey, especially if one is lost in the wilderness, brings both the lassitude of uncertainty and the fear of a required commitment to choose a direction.  The hands are positioned to express both of these, the upward facing palm searching for the will to look for a way through and out of the wilderness, and the palm grasping the cross as a sign of commitment to one chosen path.  Together, they are faith.”

You can scroll through the images above to see how Roger added to his painting for each week of Lent.

Prelude: Ride On, Ride On in Majesty

Welcome and Call to Worship: #873 in Voices Together; used by permission of the author, Roddy Hamilton

Opening Scripture: Psalm 118:19-23

Gathering Hymn: Jesus is Coming, Voices Together #312
*Learn to sing this new song from our hymnal!

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?

This morning we hold in prayer the people of Boulder Colorado and Boulder Mennonite Church. We especially pray for the family and friends of the ten victims who were killed in the shooting this past week: Eric Talley; Rikki Olds; Denny Stong; Teri Leiker; Kevin Mahoney; Tralona Bartkowiak; Suzanne Fountain; Jody Waters; Lynn Murray; and Neven Stanisic.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Scripture Reading: Luke 19:28-48

Hymn: All Glory, Laud, and Honor; Voices Together #315 (words on screen)

Sermon: The Things that Make for Peace

*You can read a text version of this sermon here.

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).

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:

Hymn as We Enter Holy Week: How Long, O Lord, Voices Together #691

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Luke 22:1-38
  • Tuesday: Luke 22:39-62
  • Wednesday: Luke 22:63-23:25
  • Thursday: Luke 23:26-49
  • Friday: Luke 23:50-56

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

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: March 21

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.

Worship Image: “The Word that Foretells the Journey” by Roger Gibson

Prelude: “On the Way” by Nathan Grieser

Welcome and Call to Worship: from Katie and Norah

Wilderness Photos: from Becky and Rob and Rosie

Opening Scripture: Psalm 84:1-4, 10-12

Gathering Hymn: Jesus Christ Is Waiting, Voices Together 287

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?

We offer prayers this morning for the family and friends of the victims in the recent Atlanta shootings: Soon Chung Park; Hyun Jung Grant; Suncha Kim; Yong Ae Yue; Paul Andre Michels; Delaina Ashley Yaun; Xiaojie Tan; and Daoyou Feng.

And we pray for Asian Americans who are facing increased prejudice and hate crimes in these days.

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:

Song: Zaccheus was a Wee Little Man

Scripture Reading: Luke 18:31-19:10

Sermon from Kim Becker, co-pastor of Emmanuel Mennonite Church (St. Paul, MN)

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).

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: “You are Salt for the Earth” Voices Together 297

Benediction: Image by Roger Gibson; words from “A Gaelic Blessing”

Final Blessing: in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, “A Gaelic Blessing”

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: *Luke 19:28-48
  • Tuesday: Luke 20:1-19
  • Wednesday: Luke 20:20-40
  • Thursday: Luke 20:41-21:4
  • Friday: Luke 21:5-38

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

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: March 14, 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: “Josephin’s Waltz” by Roger Tallroth
Performed by Coreopsis (Whitney Baker, Lauralyn Bodle, Noah Musser)

Worship Image: “The Light that Fades through the Journey” by Roger Gibson

Opening Scripture: Psalm 41:1-3

Welcome and Call to Worship: from Lindsey, Brice, Lexi, and Desiree

Gathering Hymn: Spirit, Open my Heart; Voices Together #636

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.

Western District Conference invites prayer for the people of Myanmar in the midst of conflict and violence in their country. Pray especially for God’s care and peace for WDC congregation Chin Emmanuel Baptist Church and Pastor Simon Tlumang in Houston, TX, as they carry concern for friends, family members, friends and home communities in Myanmar.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Prayer Hymn: Beauty for Brokenness; Voices Together #712

Mini Bible Study: Poverty and Wealth in the Gospel of Luke

Scripture Reading: Luke 16:19-31

Sermon: Attention, Compassion, Justice
(You can read a manuscript version of this sermon–with links to pictures of the fancy houses and desserts–on Joanna’s blog.)

Prayer:

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).

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: O Healing River; Voices Together #706

Benediction: Image by Roger Gibson

Upcoming Daily Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Luke 18:9-17
  • Tuesday: Luke 18: 18-30
  • Wednesday: *Luke 18:31-43
  • Thursday: *Luke 19:1-10
  • Friday: Luke 19:11-27

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