19 Apr Worship Bulletin – 4/19/20
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, April 19, 2020
Earth Day Sunday
Call to Worship | posted on The Minor Keys
As followers of Jesus, we are called to bring a hopeful understanding of our world declaring that;
God called the created universe “good.”
We are called to bring this hope in God’s creation with us wherever we go declaring that;
God makes all things new again.
Jesus taught that we should love God and love one another as ourselves.
So let us join together in our love of God, of self and of ALL creation.
Let us worship and give great thanks!
Opening Song | “For the Beauty of the Earth”
Earth Day 2020 | Kathryn Whitacre
Earth Song | “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
Monarch Butterfly Way Station/Pollinator Plants | Janelle Flory Schrock
Children’s Time | Barbara Wagoner
Invitation to Give | “Praying” by Mary Oliver
It doesn’t have to be the [perfect] blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones;
just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate,
this isn’t a contest [instead it is] the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.
Song of Thanks | “God of the Earth”
Planting a Pollinator Garden | Ann Sollenberger Flory
Sending Song | “This is My Father’s World”
Technical Assistance: Eric Goering, Ryan Goering, Doug Lengel, Steve Lolling, Shane Kirchner, Chris Whitacre
Music Coordinator/Organist/Pianist: Ellen Gilbert