Worship Bulletin – 1/26/20

Worship Bulletin – 1/26/20

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 26, 2020

Gathering Music | “How Great is Our God” | Tomlin, Reeves and Cash

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 | “Here I Am to Worship” | Tim Hughes

*Opening Words | Grace Church, Ealing, London
ONE: Jesus is the Light of the World.
ALL: We are seeking light;
In our own lives
In our neighborhoods
In our families
In our work
In our nation
In our world
In Grace, we are seeking light.
ONE: Come before God. Prepare to be wrapped in the Light.

*Opening Hymn | “How Great Is Our God” | Screens

Invitation to Give
Giving Music | “Africa” | David Paich and Jeff Porcaro
Giving Prayer

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

Prayer Hymn | “Shine, Jesus, Shine” | Graham Kendrick | Screens

Prayer of the Community | Written by Julie Rennick

Worship Choir | “Give Me Jesus” | Ralph Manuel

Scripture Focus | Matthew 4:12-23

Message | “Where Is the Great Light Today?” | Jerry Bowen
After an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song | “Here I Am, Lord” | #395
*Sending Words
Sending Music

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 D├ęcor – Jill Brax
Sharing Time – To Be Determined
Acolytes – Ada Prose & Ari Prose
Worship Leader – Janette Hess
Children’s Time – Dawn Hoffman
Piano – Jean Hendricks
Violin – Bryan Hess
Cello – Lucy Bowman, Ethan Gustafson, Ada Prose, Ashlyn Shugart & Bruce Wagoner
Worship Band – Jeremy Hanna, Francis Hendricks, Dawn Hoffman, Jim Hoffman,
Wylene Lengel, Dan Lichty, Brent Shugart & Carol Ward
Screens – Eric Goering
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.