Order of Worship for Sunday, June 22, 2014

Posted June 20th, 2014

Gathering Music    Preludio and Arietta from “Diversions”    – Norman Dello Joio

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.

Guest and visitors, please fill out one of the “Welcome” Cards found in the pew Bibles and place it in the offering plate.

Focusing Music    Prayer    – Cornelius Gurlitt

Prayer of Supplication    Psalm 86:1- 10 (p.544)

*Call to Worship

One:  You are my God; be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you I cry all day long.

All:  For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.

One:  For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

All:  Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.

One:  Let us worship God!

*Opening Song    “He Leadeth Me”    #599

Invitation to Give

Offering Music    Romanza from Horn Concerto, no. 4    – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Prayer for the Offering

Children’s Story

Childcare provided – Infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Prayer Song    “Why Should I Feel Discouraged”    insert

Unison Prayer of Confession

O God, you have given us great gifts and we have sometimes failed to give you great thanks.

We have envied the gifts of others and wished for what we do not have.

We have eaten our food without tasting it and worn our clothes without noticing them.

We have taken baths without remembering those who have no plumbing.

We have greeted friends and loved ones without breathing prayer for our relationships.

We have used the resources of the earth with no thought to replacing them.

O God, help us to repent, help us to put you first.

Help us to honor your creation, your love, your grace – in all we do.  AMEN

Words of Assurance

Special Music    “Gratitude”    – words and music Nichole Nordeman  – arr. Heather Sorenson

Gospel Reading    Matthew 10: 24-39 (p.12)

Message    “Even Sparrows”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Jesus Calls Us”    insert

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    Allegro molto marcato    – Valentin Rathgeber

Attendance for May, 2014

Posted June 16th, 2014

May 4:  Sunday School 69 – Worship 217

May 11:  Sunday School 75 – Worship 212

May 18:  Sunday School 71 – Worship 190

May 25:  Sunday School 54 – Worship 175

Notes of Appreciation

Posted June 16th, 2014

To the Church Family:

We greatly appreciated the Easter lily.   — Sincerely, Gerald and Lois Neher

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

      •McPherson College

      •McPherson Food Bank

      •On Earth Peace

      •PET (Personal energy Transportation)

      •The Cedars


Thank You to Our Volunteers

Posted June 16th, 2014

Church Office:  John Burkholder, Donita Goyen, Elsie Holderread, Gene Reinecker, Dean and Madonna Reynolds, Lois Schrag, Art Snell

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

Joys of the Congregation

Posted June 16th, 2014

Dane Matthew was born on Friday, June 13, to Matt and Emily Ayers.  Dane weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz.  Congratulations to the parents and big sister, Veda.