A Prayer for Pentecost- May 31, 2020

This prayer is by my fellow Mennonite pastor, Mark Schloneger. Much thanks for his permission to post it here. Creator of our first breath, Sustainer of our next breath, Redeemer of all deep breath, We remember those who are finding it hard to breathe. We remember those who have died, those who are suffering, and…

Thoughts from a Virtual Church Visitor: Welcoming and Gathering

So far on my mini-May-sabbatical I’ve engaged with about twenty different church worship services: emailed services, live-streamed services, pre-recorded services, Zoom services. Lots of them have been Mennonite, but I’ve also hung out with some Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Disciples of Christ, and non-denominational folks. In my first post about this experience, I suggested some ways to…

A Prayer from the Valley

God, Death is all around us. Of course death is not new, but we feel it in new and difficult ways right now. Breathe the breath of your Spirit Into the dry places of our lives, Into the wastelands of our hearts. Breathe and fill us With your love, Your grace, Your purpose, Your Life.…

Peace Mennonite Home-Based Worship: March 15, 2020

Welcome from Pastor Joanna Hello, everyone. I would like to extend a warm and contagion-free welcome to you all. For those of you who are regular Peace Mennonite participants, I am sorry to not be seeing you in person this morning. For those of you who are Peace Mennonite friends from afar, I’m grateful for…

Call to Worship: Psalm 16

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 16:7-11) We know that God is always with us, So we come this morning to remind ourselves that we are with God. In this time of worship, May our hearts be glad; May our souls rejoice; May our bodies rest secure. God shows us the path of life And…