Worship Bulletin – 2/9/20

Worship Bulletin – 2/9/20

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, February 9, 2020

Gathering Music
“Take My Holiness” with “Purify My Heart” | arr. Victor Labenske
“The Love of the Lord” | arr. Mark Hayes

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 | “Thank You, Lord” | Benton Price

*Call to Worship | © Connie Epp
ONE: The Spirit of God is upon you and has anointed you.
You are the salt of the earth and you bring light to the world.
ALL: I am not too young or too old, too rich or too needy
to bring good news to the impoverished,
to give a hand to the broken-hearted,
and to live out freedom and pardon through the gifts I have been given.
ONE: So come to worship and get ready to;
pack peace in your toolbox,
hope in your backpack,
love in your lunch box,
and may integrity, honesty, and joy be your designer wear of choice.
ALL: I’m ready. I am not frightened. I know I am never alone.
The God in whose image I’m wonderfully and frightfully made will
walk with me and guide me today, tomorrow, and every day.

*Opening Song | “Here in This Place” | #6

Invitation to Give
Giving Music | “Solemn Prelude” from Sonata VI | Handel
Prayer for the Giving

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

Prayer Song | “As a Fire is Meant for Burning” | Insert

Prayer of Commitment (inspired by Matthew 5:14-16)

Scripture | Matthew 5:13-16

Message | “Salt and Light” | Kathryn Whitacre
After an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song | “You Are Salt for the Earth” | #226
*Sending Words | Salt and Light Blessing (inspired by Matthew 5:13-16) | Roddy Hamilton
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 Décor – Shane Kirchner
Sharing Time – To Be Determined
Acolytes – Oliver Bowen & Elliott Schoming
Worship Leader – Jerry Bowen
Children’s Time – Lara Schoming
Screens – Ira Whitacre
Director/Camera – To Be Determined
Sound – Shane Kirchner
Greeters – LaMonte & Brenda Rothrock
Ushers – Lela Beam, Brian and Kristen Reynolds & Michael Wagner
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.