12 Apr Worship Bulletin – 4/12/20
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, April 12, 2020
Scripture of the Palms | Matthew 28: 1-8
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, and an angel of God came from heaven and, going to the tomb,
rolled back the stone and sat on it.
The angel’s appearance was like lightning – the angel’s clothes were white as snow.
The guards were so afraid of the angel that they shook and became frozen – as if they were dead.
The angel said to the women,
“Do not be afraid – I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
He is not here; he has risen – just as he said.
Come – see the place where he lay.
Now – go quickly and tell the disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and –
is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’
Now I have told you.
So the women hurried away from the tomb – afraid – yet filled with joy,
and they ran – to tell – the disciples.
Opening Song | “Run with me to the Garden” | words/music by Douglas Nolan
Children’s Time | Barbara Wagoner
In the Church of the Brethren we believe baptism is a choice that is made when an individual is old enough to
actively and intentionally pursue God – and seek to be in dialogue – with the community of faith.
Unison Words of Support and Welcome
We welcome you with joy and affection into this family of faith.
We pledge to you – our help, our prayers, our love –
that we may all increase in the knowledge and love of God.
We trust God for strength to follow with you in Jesus’ way;
keeping together – the unity of the Spirit – in the bonds of peace. Welcome
Song of Baptism | “Take Me to the Water” | Peter Amidon
Baptism | Daniel Patrick Bowen
Baptized by his father, Pastor Jerry Bowen
Message | “Restored to Life – Christ is Risen” | Kathryn Whitacre
Sending Song | “He Lives” | Allen Pote
Organist/Pianist: Ellen Gilbert
Trombonist: Eric Goering
Technical Assistance: Eric Goering, Ryan Goering, Shane Kirchner, Doug Lengel, Steve Lolling, Chris Whitacre