Information for the Congregation for Sunday, June 18, 2017

Posted June 16th, 2017

Pastors Chris and Kathryn Whitacre continue to be on vacation through Wednesday, June 21. For pastoral care and concerns, contact Roger Schrock (620-504-4392) or the Church Office (620-241-1109).

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

Gloria Price is the Pre-Junior Camp Director at Camp Mt. Hermon, June 25-29. She is looking for 2 male counselors and 1 youth counselor. If interested, call 620-331-0551.

Western Plains District will sponsor a trip to Lybrook Community Ministries near the Navajo Mission in New Mexico, September 10-16. We will be working on garden clean-up, winterizing homes and housing construction. We will also be sponsoring another trip to Eureka, Missouri, December 3-9, where we will work on rebuilding after flood damage. If interested in either of these trips, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (taylorsbud48@cox.net or susandtaylor@yahoo.com).

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

All-church email list – If you are currently not receiving these notifications and wish to be added to the list, contact the Church Office (241-1109 or maccob@macbrethren.org). In addition, you may also contact the office, if you wish to be added to the Prayer Chain list.

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

     

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 18, 2017

Posted June 16th, 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, Dick & Jerri Yeargan
  • Camp Colorado Schedule

Junior – June 18-24

  • Camp Mt. Hermon Schedule

Junior – June 18-24

  • Our Leadership Team
  • Good Beginnings Preschool, McPherson College, 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

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 18, 2017

Posted June 16th, 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lazarus and Ashlyn Shugart

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

Piano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . James Bowyer

OUR VOLUNTEERS

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

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

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

Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Todd, Becky, Kade and Ty Goss, LaMonte and Brenda Rothrock

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

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

CHILDCARE ATTENDANTS

Today

Sunday School

to be announced

Worship

April Lemm – Infant

Janell Clary – Toddler

Next Sunday

Sunday School

to be announced

Worship

 to be announced – Infant

Janell Clary – Toddler

Order of Worship for Sunday, June 18, 2017

Posted June 16th, 2017

Gathering Music

“Processional in C”    – Hal Hopson

“A Rondel”    – Charles Callahan

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    “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

*Call to Worship

One:  Come, all that are weary, all that are carrying burdens so heavy

All:  Jesus will give us rest

One:  Come, take what Jesus has to offer: love, forgiveness, and grace

All:  Jesus will give us peace

One:  Come, find rest, and learn from Jesus

All:  Jesus will give us rest in our souls

One:  Come, let us worship God

All:  Let us follow Jesus, who leads us into new life.     – written by Rev. Mindi

*Opening Song    “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”    #493

Invitation to Give

Offering Music    “Be Thou My Vision”

Offertory Prayer

Children’s Time

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

Special Music    “Down to the River to Pray”    – arr. Ladizinsky and Redford

Unison Prayer of Confession

God, we have become proficient in religious planning and performance.

We can say all the correct words, but sometimes we leave our hearts far behind.

Have we practiced our worship to make it predictable and safe, becoming as bored as we are proud?

Where you find it, break through false religious pride.

Surprise us with Your radical word.

Stun us with how dangerous You are!

We have sometimes kept ourselves busy.

But for many, self-sufficiency has left exhaustion in its wake, and we are left anxious and bereft.

We give up trying to get our act together!

We come to you now, as you have summoned us.

Show us your heart and train us in humility.

We ask for insight to see and to seize opportunities for rest.

Thank you, gentle Savior. Amen     – written by Dorcas

Prayer Song    “O God, in Restless Living”    #557

Scripture Reading    Matthew 11: 28-30    p.12

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give your rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will

find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Message    “When we feel like Bilbo Baggins”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Joys Are Flowing Like a River”    #301

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    Excerpt from “Concert Grosso” Op. 6 No. 1    – Arcangelo Corelli

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, June 11, 2017

Posted June 9th, 2017

“Operation Kid to Kid” is the 2017 VBS service project and offering. This is to assist with the building of a water well in a Peruvian village. Every $5 donation will help provide clean water for an entire year for a child in a Peruvian Village. To donate, please check their website http://groupcares.org/ok2k/. or write VBS/Operation on your check memo. Questions, contact Sarah Hendricks (620-480-0165).

Pastors Chris and Kathryn Whitacre will be on vacation from today through Wednesday, June 21. For pastoral care and concerns, contact Roger Schrock (620-504-4392) or the Church Office (620-241-1109).

Due to street repair, Gordon Street will be closed from June 12 – July 31.

Gloria Price is the Pre-Junior Camp Director at Camp Mt. Hermon, June 25-29. She is looking for 2 male counselors and 1 youth counselor. If interested, call 620-331-0551.

Western Plains District will sponsor a trip to Lybrook Community Ministries near the Navajo Mission in New Mexico, September 10-16. We will be working on garden clean-up, winterizing homes and housing construction. We will also be sponsoring another trip to Eureka, Missouri, December 3-9, where we will work on rebuilding after flood damage. If interested in either of these trips, please contact Bud or Susan Taylor (taylorsbud48@cox.net or susandtaylor@yahoo.com).

Would you like to become a member? Would you like to dedicate your child(ren)? To initiate a conversation, express your intent or to ask questions, contact: Pastors Chris, Jerry, or Kathryn, through the Church Office (620-241-1109).

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 15

Total

Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000

$32,000

Offering Received
$8,183.00
       

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