Worship Bulletin – 1/19/20

Worship Bulletin – 1/19/20

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, January 19, 2020

Gathering Music
“Brothers and Sisters of Mine” | #142 vs. 1,23
“What Does the Lord Require” | #409 vs. 2,3,4
“You Are Salt for the Earth” | vs. 1,2,3

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 | “Just As I Am, Without One Plea” | arr. Dale Wood

Opening Prayer

Special Music | “Just As I Am, Lord” | Besig/Price

Welcome | Luke 14:12b-14
“When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or
sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back
and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the
crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay
you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

*Opening Song | “A Place at the Table” | Insert

Invitation to Give
Giving Music | “All Creatures of Our God and King” | arr. Lloyd Larson
Giving Prayer

Children’s Story
Following story: Childcare provided for infant thru Kindergarten in the Education Building

Prayer Song | “For We Are Strangers No More” | #322

Prayer of the Community

Scripture Focus | Luke 14:16-23 (NIV)
“All those who exalt themselves will be humbled,
and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Message | “a place at the table” | Kathryn Whitacre
After an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song | “We Shall Overcome” | Insert
*Sending Words
Sending Music | “Classical Postlude” | Haydn/Chesterson

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 Choir – Becky Snell
Chancel Décor – Jill Brax
Acolytes – Oliver Bowman & Elliot Schoming
Sharing Time – To Be Determined
Worship Leader – Jerry Bowman
Children’s Time – Dan Lichty
Screens – Ira Whitacre
Director/Camera – To Be Determined
Sound – Shane Kirchner
Greeters – Brian & Kristen Reynolds
Ushers – Stephen & Tina Burkholder; Brian & Jodi Holloway
Head Usher – Glenn Gayer
Balcony Usher – Mike Goering
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.