Gathering/Call to Worship
surrender yourself and worship the Lord.
People: Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains
Leader: The Lord is trustworthy—today, tomorrow, and forever.
People: We lay aside our privilege and ambition and walk in
Dear God, violence and power rule the world. You teach us
to walk a different path, one of peace and mercy. At times it is
difficult to walk this path and hear your voice with the clamor
of the world ringing in our ears. Forgive us when we stray, and
reconcile us to you, to ourselves, and to our neighbors. Give us
the courage to be servants and peacemakers. Amen.
Leader: We leave this place inspired by the wisdom of the Spirit
People: We will seek the will of God in all things.
Leader: We go to serve, not be served. We go to be last, not first.
People: We will sow in peace, and reap the harvest of
righteousness. — Jason Boone, Raleigh, North Carolina
Today is International Day of Prayer for Peace. Jason Boone
is the coordinating
minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network, a partnership of
Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network. It exists to support, encourage,
strengthen peace and justice across Mennonite Church USA.
Bible readings for today: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James
Bible readings for next Sunday: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29;
James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50.
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