Gathering

Prelude
Scripture: Exodus 4:27-31; Numbers 14:11
Land Acknowledgment & Welcome
Welcome to worship with Peace Mennonite Church. Our church building occupies ancestral land of the Kanza Nation and we all, in our own spaces, reside on land originally tended by First Nations peoples.

Announcements
Call to Worship
We come as seekers,
Unsure of what we seek.
We come as followers,
Not understanding the One we follow.
We come to worship,
Even though we don’t know how.
Holy One, by your grace,
Meet us where we are.
Meet us here. Meet us now.
Amen.
(@Joanna Harader via Spacious Faith blog.)

Gathering Hymn: “Jesus Christ is Waiting in the Streets” #287

Sharing Joys and Concerns
Congregational Prayer
 –praying this week for Djibouti and Somalia
The Lord’s Prayer

Listening
*Hymn: “Unless a Grain of Wheat” #302

*Scripture: Mark 8:11-21
Morning Message: Jesus and the Yeast of the Pharisees
Silent Reflection

Responding
Sharing 
Prayer
A Somali Prayer © Saadiya Hirse
Allah!* (Lord)
Make me among those whom you have guided.
Make me among those whom you have pardoned,
and make me among those to whom you are a patron.
Bless that which you have bestowed on me
and shield me against the evil of what you have decreed.
Truly, you are the one who decrees, and none can decree over you.
The one to whom you show allegiance can never be abased,
and the one whom you take as an enemy
is never honoured and mighty.
You are the blessed and the exalted.
*(“Allah” is Arabic for “God”.)

Offering Invitation: online link here

Sending Hymn: “Oceans” #456

*Blessing

In-Person Volunteers: Worship Leader: Andrea Zuercher; Accompanist: Twila Schmidt; Song Leader: Joe Casad; Prelude: Joni Fornelli; Scripture Reader: Rosie Claasen; Preacher: Asia Embers

Zoom Volunteers: Scripture Reader: Roger Sims ; Preacher: Asia Embers;

Hymns reprinted under One License | church music copyright permissions, Annual License: A-714488, May 2022 – May 2023.