Information for the Congregation for Sunday, June 25, 2017

Posted June 23rd, 2017

July Newsletter – Printed copies are available today. Check for e-mail updates and stay up-to-date with church news by signing up for e-mail alerts. Visit www.macbrethren.org and enter your e-mail address in the left column of the screen under “Subscribe to E-mail Updates” and follow the instructions.

Childcare Volunteers – We continue to seek persons who are willing to staff the nursery during the Sunday school hour and worship service. Willing to assist? Sign up on the church website (www.macbrethren.org), under the “Church Life” tab and click on “Surveys and Signups.”

First Fridays MC at the Cedars schedules are available in the Church Gathering Space.

Due to street repair, Gordon Street will be closed through July 31.

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent

2017 Monthly Financial Report

 

June 4

June 11 June 18 June 25 Total
Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$32,000

Offering Received
$8,183.00 $6,776.84

$4,290.24

   

2017 Year-to Date Financial Report

 

January

February March April May

June

Monthly Offering Needed
$40,000 $32,000 $32,000 $40,000 $32,000 $32,000
Offering Received
$43,183.44 $26,650.04 $28,431.94 $28,707.78

$24,643.00

 

 

For These We Pray for Sunday, June 25, 2017

Posted June 23rd, 2017

The McPherson Church of the Brethren

  • Roger & Rosalie Black, Brice Carlson
  • Florence Crago, Illa Flax, Gladys Ford
  • Donita Goyen, Cheryl Hammarlund, Art Hoch
  • Eloise Holman, Maxine Miller
  • Gene Reinecker, Dean Reynolds
  • Rebecca Rothrock, Renee’ Schowengerdt
  • Kaiden Schroeder, Hazel Snell, Jeanette Stump
  • Belle Whitacre, Dick & Jerri Yeargan
  • Lisa Lemon, sister of LeAnna Ullom
  • Simon Replogle, celebrating his birthday  today
  • Camp Mt. Hermon Schedule:  Pre-Junior – June 25 – 29
  • Our Leadership Team
  • Good Beginnings Preschool, McPhersonCollege, during summer break
  • The Cedars Community, staff & residents

The Church of the Brethren Western Plains District

Sonja Griffith, District Executive

Jon Tuttle, Moderator

Ministries of the Western Plains District

Monitor CoB members: John Hoffman, Shana Leck, and their families

The Church of the Brethren Denomination

David Steele, General Secretary, and all members of the CoB staff

Carol A. Scheppard, Annual Conference Moderator

Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan

McPherson CoB delegates: Jerry Bowen, Joanna Davidson Smith, Jim Hoffman

In Our Nation and World

The worldwide refugee crisis

CoB congregations in:

Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria, Spain, and Sudan

Worship Participants for Sunday, June 25, 2017

Posted June 23rd, 2017

  Pastoral Staff:  Jerry Bowen, Chris Whitacre, Kathryn Whitacre

  Coordinator of Music and Organist/Pianist/Accompanist:  Ellen Gilbert

  Director of Bells:  Kendra Flory    Director of Worship ChoirBecky Snell

Ministers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All members of McPherson Church of the Brethren

Chancel Décor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Tyler

Sharing Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb C. Wagoner

Acolytes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy Bowman, Hailee Curle

Children’s Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Hendricks

Vocalists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allan and Deb van Asselt

Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grace van Asselt

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Visual Technicians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kade Goss

Audio/Visual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve Lolling, Lindy Reynolds, Chris Whitacre

Greeters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce and Janell Clary

Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff and Dani Crist, Todd, Becky, Kade and Ty Goss

Head Usher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Gayer

Balcony Usher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Goering

CHILDCARE ATTENDANTS

Today

Sunday School

to be announced

Worship

to be announced – Infant

Janell Clary – Toddler

Next Sunday

Sunday School

to be announced

Worship

 to be announced – Infant

Jessica Griffith, Jaymie Rothrock – Toddler

Order of Worship for Sunday, June 25, 2017

Posted June 23rd, 2017

Gathering Music

“Praise to the Lord”    – arr. John Carter

“Hymn to Joy”    – arr. John Carter

Welcome/Sharing Time

. . . a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.

Focusing Music    “Pastorale”    – Franz Schubert

*Call to Worship

One:  Do not be afraid – trust in God.

All:  Through all our hopes and fears – we come before God in trust.

One:  Trust only God – not the things of this world – but the things of God’s world.

All:  This day and all our tomorrows – we come before God in trust.

One:  Trust God who shines a light in the darkness – onto the unknown paths of our lives.

All:  God is our refuge, our heart’s true home – we come before God in trust.

*Opening Song    “God of Our Life”    #486

Invitation to Give

Offering Music    “Irish Rain”    – Michele McClaughlin

Offertory Prayer

Children’s Time

Following story:  Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Prayer Song    “When We Walk With the Lord”    #544

Prayer of Confession

God, whom we do not fear – God, whom we love – God, who loves us:

It is so easy to worship other things, other activities, other relationships, other gods.

You tell us we cannot serve two masters, yet we spend time focusing elsewhere, diverting our energy, our money, our attention away from You.

Forgive us God when our hearts are led astray, when we serve other gods and worship them.

Help us to turn away from our distractions, strengthen us to set our faces toward You and Your work. We pray, trusting in your abiding grace.  Amen      – written by Chip Hardwick (adapted)

Special Music    “For Where Love Is, There Is God”    –Douglas E. Wagner

Scripture Reading    Matthew 10: 26-39

So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

Message    “Really Jesus?”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”    Insert

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “All Hail the Power”    – arr. Edward Broughton

Thank You Notes

Posted June 16th, 2017

Thank You to Our Church Office Volunteers:

Paul and Mary Wagoner

In Appreciation

Thank you for your kind and gracious calls, cards and prayers during this time of grieving the death of my son Dave.    — Eula Frantz

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

•McPherson College

•McPherson County Food Bank