Joys of the Congregation for Sunday, April 21, 2019

Posted April 18th, 2019

Congratulations to Avery and Brooke (Martin) Goering, who were married on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, April 21, 2019

Posted April 18th, 2019

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, directed by Jerry Toews, will present their Spring Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 in the Church Sanctuary. Featured will be a variety of music, with pieces from each of the sections, plus the brass quintet. A special arrangement by Don Frederick will include bagpipes. Participants are church members Darren Hendricks, Eric Goering, Seth Schoming and Winona Godfrey. Plan to attend this free concert and enjoy an afternoon of brass.

Reasonable Faith is a series that illustrates that Christianity is fully compatible with the findings of contemporary science, humanitarian ethics, and critical biblical scholarship. On Monday, April 29, 7-8 p.m., Kirk MacGregor will present “What Should Be the Christian View of Abortion?” in Mohler Hall, Room 212, McPherson College. Everyone is welcome.

McPherson College student, Lillian Oeding, will be presenting her Junior Flute Recital at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the Church Sanctuary. Lillian will be accompanied by Jean Hendricks on piano. While living in Wichita, she performed with the Wichita Youth Symphony. She is currently a full-time member of the Salina Symphony, playing piccolo/3rd flute. No admission, everyone is invited.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of classes that are open to all ages. On Friday, May 3, at 3 p.m., Dr. Becki Bowman will present “Legacy Project.” For additional information, contact Kendra Flory (floryk@mcpherson.edu or 620.242.0432).

“On the Emmaus Road: Awakening to God” is the theme for Western Plains District Men’s Retreat. The retreat is planned for Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 at Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend. Registration forms are available in the Church Gathering Space.

McPherson College Band will perform its final concert of the school year at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in Brown Auditorium. Everyone is invited.

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.

Order of Worship for Sunday, April 21, 2019

Posted April 18th, 2019

HAITI WATER PROJECT

Brethren Disaster Ministries first started work in Haiti in 2003.   At that time there were no Brethren churches established.

Loose change and small bills Offering for the Haiti Water Project.

 

Time for God: Time to Live

Gathering Music

“I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”    – Hugh Livingston

“Fanfare for a Resurrection Day”    – Steven Scott

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    “The Power of the Cross”    – Getty/Townend/Hayes

*Unison Easter Call to Worship

Yesterday we had lost so much;

we lost the light – we lost the argument – we lost love

we lost life – we lost God – we lost Jesus

But this morning we found;

the tomb-empty — the morning-bright — the gardener-walking — the stone-rolled

the disciples-running — the women-proclaiming –

the resurrection-waiting and Jesus – risen

It is good we have found our way here – this is Easter Day – love is back!

— written by Roddy Hamilton and posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website

*Opening Song    “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”    #280

Easter Scripture    John 20: 1-18 and Luke 24: 1-12

Scripture Song    “Now the Green Blade Rises”    Insert

Invitation to Give    Dale Minnich

Accepting the Gifts

Easter Prayer

One:

We praise you, living God, with songs and prayers and listening hearts  and lives trying to obey your will.

All:

You have created and are creating, bringing life and hope and love.

You come in Jesus, your Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new.

One:

In a culture where the power of death gets all the headlines – your Holy Spirit summons us to be people shaped by your power to work resurrection.

All:     

We are not sure we believe as fully as we think we should. We are not sure we trust as deeply as we think you require. But we bring who we are and what we have become into your presence, longing to know your grace and your love.

Forgive what has gone wrong.

Repair in us what is broken. Reveal in us what is good and 

turn us toward it.

So we may follow wherever your Spirit may lead.

So we may love with the love of Jesus flowing through us.

So we may be – in body, mind and spirit – children of resurrection, children of hope, children of grace.

In Jesus’ name we pray.  AMEN    – written by Christine Jerrett (adapted)

Angelus Ringers Easter Anthem    “Raise Your Joys and Triumphs High”    – Sandra Eithun

Children’s Story

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

Easter Choir Anthem    “Our Joy That Hath No End”    – Don Frederick

Easter Scripture    Isaiah 65: 17-25The Glorious New Creation

*Sending Song    “Proclaim the Tidings Near and Far”    #282

*Sending Words

*Sending Music    “Resurrection Joy”    – Gregg Sewell

*Please rise in body and/or spirit.

Ask about: Large Print Bulletins/Hymnals and/or

How to use the ‘Hearing Loop’ or a ‘Sound Mate

Prairie Window Concert Series — Sunday, April 28, 2019

Posted April 15th, 2019

The next concert of the Prairie Window Concert Series, will feature blues musician, Guy Davis.  The event will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the Dyck Arboretum, Hesston.  Everyone is invited to an evening of great music and good food in a prairie garden setting.  Tickets: $20 adults/$10 kids, plus tax. Purchase tickets online or call 620-327-8127 to reserve your seats.

 

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, April 14, 2019

Posted April 12th, 2019

The McPherson Community Brass Choir, directed by Jerry Toews, will present their Spring Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 in the Church Sanctuary. Featured will be a variety of music, with pieces from each of the sections, plus the brass quintet. A special arrangement by Don Frederick will include bagpipes. Participants are church members Darren Hendricks, Eric Goering, Seth Schoming and Winona Godfrey. Plan to attend this free concert and enjoy an afternoon of brass.

“On the Emmaus Road: Awakening to God” is the theme for Western Plains District Men’s Retreat. The retreat is planned for Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 at Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend. Registration forms are available in the Church Gathering Space.

Registration for the National Older Adult Conference opens on Thursday, May 1. The 2019 conference will be held September 2-6 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, in western North Carolina. A Western Plains bus will leave McPherson on Sunday, September 1 and return on Saturday, September 7. Cost for the bus trip is $300 (includes bus travel and two nights in a motel). To reserve your space, contact David Fruth (620.245.0674, 316.708.1760 or davebonnie@cox.net).

Childcare Coordinators Western Plains District Events

Coordinators are requested for both events listed. If interested, contact Nancy Reynolds, Chair of the District Congregational Resourcing Team (913.219.0002 or nreynolds@kc.rr.com).

July 26-28 – District Conference, McPherson October 25-27 – The Gathering, Salina

Job Opening – A part-time position is available to assist with the care and maintenance of the church facility. The Environmental Services II position focuses primarily on mechanical/electrical infrastructure and routine annual maintenance. Contact the Church Office for more details or contact Chris Whitacre as Staff Liaison to the Property Team.

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.