Worship Bulletin – 11/17/19

Worship Bulletin – 11/17/19

McPherson First Church of the Brethren
We invite your active participation in the life of this congregation, as together we continue to grow in grace and seek justice for God’s creation.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Gathering Music
Chorale: “In All Lands Rejoice Ye Christians” (Johann Shop)
“Toccata in C” (J.S. Bach)

Sharing Time
Moment in Mission: Haiti Water Project – Paul Ullom-Minnich
…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.

Centering Music – “Waiting for the Light to Shine” (Roger Miller)
I have lived in the darkness for so long, I’m waiting for the light to shine.
Far beyond horizons I have seen, beyond the things I’ve been,
beyond the dreams I’ve dreamed are the things I’ve done.
In fact, watch and ev’ry one are the way that I was taught to run.

*Unison Call to Worship – Psalm 98:4-9a
Make a joyful noise to GOD, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing praises to GOD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before GOD.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.
Let the floods clap their hands;
let the hills sing together for joy at the presence of God.

*Opening Song – “Fresh as the Morning” (God of the Bible) Insert

Invitation to Give
Giving Music – “Hymn of Grateful Praise” (arr. Dan Edwards)
Giving Prayer

Children’s Time
Following story: Childcare provided for infant thru Kindergarten (Education Building)

Worship Choir – “Be Still and Know” (arr. Larson)
Be still and know that he is God; he will comfort you, he will strengthen you.
In your time of tribulation, he will be your strength.
In your moments of loneliness he will bring you peace.
Be still and know that he is God. Be Still. Be Still.

Prayer Song – “Cantemos al Señor” (Let’s Sing Unto the Lord) #55

Prayers of the Community – Inspired by Psalm 98 (Thom Shuman; adapted)

Scripture – Isaiah 65:17-25

Message – “Earth as a joy and its people as a delight” (Kathryn Whitacre)
After an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song – “New Earth, Heavens New” #299
*Sending Words
Sending Music – “Song for a New Day” (David Paxton)

*Indicates please rise in Body and/or Spirit

Pastoral Staff – Jerry Bowen, Chris Whitacre & Kathryn Whitacre
Coordinator of Music & Organist/Pianist/Accompanist – Ellen Gilbert
Director of Bells – Kendra Flory
Director of Worship Choir – Becky Snell
Chancel Decorations – Michele Johnson
Acolytes – Reyna Bowen & Hannah Wilgers
Sharing Time – Deb C. Wagoner
Worship Leader – Jerry Bowen
Children’s Time – Gail Malaby
Vocalist – James Bowyer
Screens – Ira Whitacre
Director/Camera – To Be Determined
Sound – Shane Kirchner
Greeters – Stephen & Tina Burkholder
Ushers – Lela Beam, LaMonte & Brenda Rothrock & Michael Wagner
Head Usher – Glenn Gayer
Childcare Attendant – To Be Determined

Reminder: The bulletin announcements/weekly newsletter are sent to your email address every Friday with “COB Communications” caption in the address line. You may pick up a paper copy from the stand on the sanctuary level or from the literature rack immediately inside the Education Building front door.