Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 27, 2014

Posted July 25th, 2014

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First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars – This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. At 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, Rick Tyler will present “Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About the Pin Rails and Trap Doors.” To reserve your place, contact Marcia Walters ( or 620-242-0434) by Monday, July 28.

 Travel: Israel – January 2015. Enjoy the Landscape of the biblical age: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Meggido. Boat on Lake Galilee, baptize in the Jordan, take a black mud bath at the Dead Sea, run barefoot at the aqueducts of Caesarea, ascend the majestic Masada, and walk the Via Dolorosa. Contact Drs. Herb/Jeanne Smith ( Summer phone: 717-273-9503; School year: 620-241-7128.


In Memoriam — Winston Beam

Posted July 25th, 2014

Winston Beam died on Thursday, July 24. Service arrangements are pending. We wish to express our sympathy to Rita and other extended family members.


Attendance for June, 2014

Posted July 18th, 2014

June 1:  Sunday School N/A – Worship 161

June 8:  Sunday School 27 – Worship 172

June 15:  Sunday School 32 – Worship 155

June 22:  Sunday School 31 – Worship 151

June 29:  Sunday School 25 – Worship 165


Notes of Appreciation

Posted July 18th, 2014

Big thank you to John Burkholder, Darren, Sarah, and Renae Hendricks, Wylene Lengel – These nice people who came to help clean up our house on Sunday, June 22. We are very appreciative of their services. We thank them very much.    — Art and Hazel Snell.

McPherson Church Family:  Thank you for sending me the wonderful mug – it has a great verse that will be with me wherever I go! I am so grateful and appreciative of the love and support our congregation has given me through the many years. Transition in the journey from college to BVS is certainly new to me, yet I am so thankful to have a solid foundation from years of studying and learning at the church. Thank you for everything!    – Kristen Hoffman

Your kind expression of sympathy is deeply appreciate and gratefully acknowledged.    – The Family of Mary Holloway

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to Rita Beam, Mike Goering, Garth Werner, and Bud Taylor for their work on the playground!    – Carol Temple and Staff, Good Beginnings Preschool

Church of the Brethren:  Thank you so much for use of the church and hosting the meal for the funeral service of Anne Hobbs. Thank you to those who were willing to cook, set up, and clean up. Our family really appreciates all you did. It was great to see people who we remembered from the past. We all have great memories of McPherson.    With Blessings,  The family of Anne Hobbs

We wish to thank our church family for your prayer support during our daughter, Suzanne’s illness. Suzanne’s health has been restored and we are so grateful.    Sincerely,  John and Maxine Miller

The church office has received thank you letters from the following for contributions to their programs and ministries:

•Heifer International

•On Earth Peace

•McPherson College

•McPherson County Food Bank

Thank You to Our Volunteers

Posted July 18th, 2014

Church Office:

John Burkholder, Linda Cunningham, Bonnie Fruth, Art Hoch, Karen Hoch, Elsie Holderread, Gene Reinecker, Rebecca Rothrock, Art Snell, Ira Whitacre, Jim Wiseman

Recycling:  Persons who pick up recycle items in the Sanctuary, Church Kitchen and Office