For These We Pray for Sunday, August 20, 2017

Posted August 18th, 2017

The McPherson Church of the Brethren

  • Roger & Rosalie Black, Brice Carlson
  • Florence Crago, Illa Flax, Gladys Ford
  • Donita Goyen, Eloise Holman, Nancy Lengel
  • Maxine Miller, Gene Reinecker
  • Renee’ Schowengerdt, Kaiden Schroeder
  • Hazel Snell, Jeanette Stump, Elly Ullom
  • Belle Whitacre, Dick & Jerri Yeargan
  • Lisa Lemon, sister of LeAnna Ullom
  • Becky Goss, celebrating her birthday today
  • Tom & Jan Hurst, celebrating their wedding anniversary today
  • Our Leadership Team
  • Good Beginnings Preschool
  • McPherson County Schools
  • McPherson College
  • The Cedars Community, staff & residents

The Church of the Brethren Western Plains District

Sonja Griffith, District Executive

Jane Flora-Swick, Moderator

Ministries of the Western Plains District

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

Wichita COB Pastor and spouse:  Alan and Katie Stucky’s 1 year-old son, Ben

 Olathe CoB:  The family of Marjorie Burkholder, at her recent death

Peace Community CoB member:  Kathy Brungardt, recovering from a fall

The Church of the Brethren Denomination

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

Samuel Sarpiya, Annual Conference Moderator

In Our Nation and World

The worldwide refugee crisis

CoB congregations in:

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

Worship Participants for Sunday, August 20, 2017

Posted August 18th, 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 Choirs:  Becky Snell

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

Chancel Decor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Brax

Acolytes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy Bowman, Miriam Carlson

Worship Leader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Bowen

Children’s Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celeste Carlson

Vocalist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bud Taylor

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Visual Technicians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kade Goss, Ira Whitacre

Audio/Visual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Goering, Rick Schrag, John Wagoner

Greeters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Gregg and Judy Stockstill

Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce and Janell Clary, Jim, Lisa, Kristen and Johanna Hoffman

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

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

Childcare Attendants

Today

Sunday School

to be determined – Infant

Worship

to be determined – Infant

Jon Flory Schrock – Toddler

Next Sunday

Sunday School

 to be determined – Infant

Worship

John and Deb Wagoner – Infant

Barbara Wagoner – Toddler

Order of Worship for Sunday, August 20, 2017

Posted August 18th, 2017

Gathering Music    – arr. Cindy Berry

“Come, Thou Almighty King”

“How Firm a Foundation”

“Be Still, My Soul”

Time of 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    “Introit” from the German Mass    – Schubert

*Unison Call to Worship

In God’s house there is an open door, an abundance of company, and always room for more. Welcome to Worship.

*Opening Song    “Here in This Place”    #6

Time of Giving

Music    Excerpt from “Sonata VI for Violin and Figured Bass”     – Handel

Blessing

Special Music    “Shine, Jesus, Shine”    – arr. Mark Hayes

Children’s Time 

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

Prayer Song    “Help Us to Help Each Other”    #362

Time of Prayer

Scripture Focus    Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8 and Matthew 15: 21-28

Message    “for all peoples”    Kathryn Whitacre

*Sending Song    “For We Are Strangers No More”    #322

*Unison Sending Words

Creator God – as we go forth in Your name;

Empower us –

To nurture those newborn in faith,

To search for those still scattered on the hillsides of the world waiting for Your love.

Empower us –

To gather together Your people in our communities and to the ends of the earth.

God of mercy, God of grace – empower us to Love – as You Love. AMEN

*Sending Music    “Trumpet Tune”    – Purcell

In Memoriam — Marjorie Ellen Burkholder

Posted August 16th, 2017

Marjorie Ellen Burkholder, 75, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 18 at McGilley and Hoge Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 19 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 11 a.m. at Countryside Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Camp Mount Hermon, Olathe Church of the Brethren or to a charity of your choice.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, August 13, 2017

Posted August 16th, 2017

SHORT Congregational Forum immediately following worship on August 20th. Please plan to attend for an important update and consensus approval of new leadership.

During the past fifteen years, the CoB has been assisting with Meals On Wheels every 2nd and 5th Saturday of the month.  Due to health concerns, some of our most dedicated volunteers have been unable to continue.  Therefore, we need additional volunteers. The entire process takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes. You may volunteer monthly, quarterly, or whatever your schedule permits. If interested or for questions, contact Jana Goering (241-4080).  Your response will help determine whether we are able to continue participating in this vital ministry.

The Outreach Team reminds you that School Superheroes are back in action! School supplies requested are: crayons, kleenex, pencils, erasers, notebooks and rulers. A collection container is located in the Church Gathering Space.

The Outreach Team is looking for persons who are interested in coordinating the church’s annual Alternative Christmas Gift Market, which is planned for Saturday, November 11. The ACGM is already organized and only requires coordination via email with participants, publicity, set-up and oversight of the event. On the day of the market, the event is run by 5-6 volunteers, who serve as greeters, assist with payments, and provide snacks. If interested, contact Judy Stockstill (Judy.r.stockstill@gmail.com or 620-242-3536). Thank you.

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).

Donations to the Good Samaritan Fund continue to be appreciated.

Sunday, August 27, 2017Welcome Back – Celebration Sunday

Special Adult Sunday School Option:

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Social Room

District Executive, Sonja Griffith

Congregational Ethics

Worship:

Christian Education and Growth Emphasis

3rd Graders Receive their Bibles

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We Connect Wednesday Begins (WCW)

We cook the burgers & dogs – you bring the sides

Kingdom Kids, Worship Choir, Bells, Youth Groups

Meal 5:30-6:30 PM

Kingdom Kids 6:15-7:15

Middle School Youth Group 6:15-7:15

Senior High Youth Group 7:30-8:30

EVERYONE IS INVITED & WELCOME!