In Memoriam — Viola Seitz

Posted May 24th, 2017

The family of Viola Seitz has contacted the church office, to report that Viola has died on Sunday, April 23. Viola, who resided in Ontario, Canada, was a former McPherson resident and continued to be a member of the McPherson congregation. We wish to express our sympathy to her family.

In Memoriam — Dave Frantz

Posted May 24th, 2017

Dave Frantz, brother of Kathryn Whitacre, died on Thursday, May 18. A service of remembrance is planned for Sunday, May 28  at Haxtun CoB, Haxtun, CO. We wish to express our sympathy to his wife, Pat; children, Jason and Jessica; mother, Eula Frantz; and the other immediate and extended family members.

Musings from Ministry Team Members

Posted May 24th, 2017

From my fridge to yours:

On a small scrap of recycled paper, torn from the corner of an old sermon, I hastily scratched these ‘new to me’ words, “If you always do what you’ve always done then you’ll always get what you always got.” I attached it to my refrigerator door with a magnet saved out of an old computer drive we scavenged for parts. Daily these words cause me to ask, “Why am I doing this?”, “Is this working?”, “Is this turning out the way I want it to or expected it would?” I can apply these questions to the smallest and the largest of tasks. I can use these words to consider my personal life, my professional life, my life as a spouse, my life as a parent, a child, a sibling, an in-law, a woman. IF I am content with outcomes then it makes sense to keep doing what I’ve been doing. IF however I am ill content with outcomes then it is time to stop doing what I’ve always done. I can apply this thought to my housekeeping (or lack thereof), my finances, my cooking (or lack thereof) my relationships (human and animal), my weight, my hair, my education, my hobbies….. AND then…. there is the church! Are we doing what we’ve always done? Are we getting what we always got? When have we decided to stop doing what we’ve always done? Was that good? What did we get? Is there anything else we need to keep doing because we really like what we get? What are the things we got we don’t want? When and how should we stop doing them? It can seem a frivolous enterprise and a bit silly to being running in circles with all these questions about doing and getting. AND YET – I don’t believe Jesus did what was always done and I don’t believe he got what was always gotten. Praise God!    — Pastor Kathryn

An Invitation from The Cedars

Posted May 23rd, 2017

The Cedars Homemade Ice Cream Social, 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 4, The Cedars Conference Center — Members and friends of the McPherson Church of the Brethren are invited to a homemade ice cream social and kick-off of the Vision 20/20 Campaign.  Everyone is invited to this free event as they say “Thank You” for all that the church does to support The Cedars. Entertainment will be provided by the Flatland String Band from Wichita. This highly regarded group plays a wide variety of American music.

Joys of the Congregation

Posted May 22nd, 2017

Congratulations to Doris Coppock who celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, May 18.