Opening Prayer for Remote Worship

Here is our opening prayer for Peace Mennonite’s home-based worship this week. You can find the full worship service on the church web site. (Note that, while we are using the Lectionary, we are somehow on the wrong week.) Holy One, We cannot gather in person this morning, but we are gathered in spirit. We…

Morning Prayer Invitation

Updated March 22, 2020 Since many of us are spending more time at home and less time gathered in community than usual, I want to again invite you to join me for morning prayer at 8:30 (Central Time) each Tuesday and Thursday morning. You can find more information, a link to the Zoom meeting, and…

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…

Blessed Epiphany

My best-laid plans for posting in Advent were thwarted by a nasty sinus infection. But I’m healthy again and starting the new year with a resolution to publish something new on the blog at least once a week. Star Words I handed out “star words” during worship yesterday. These are words that can serve as…

Bad Nativity Scene Round-Up

Just for fun, he’s a re-run of a humor column I wrote for RevGalBlogPals back in 2013. Christmas decorations are heavy on Santa and reindeer and snowmen and bells and glittery doodads of various kinds. But within the Christian tradition we also make space for nativity sets: scenes representing the biblical story of Christ’s humble…

John the Baptist

Luke 3:3-6 He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 4 as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,     make his paths straight. 5 Every valley…