Worship Bulletin – 5/31/20

Worship Bulletin – 5/31/20

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, May 31, 2020
Pentecost Sunday


Centering Music

Call to Worship | Rev Caela Simmons Wood | First Congregational United Church of Christ | Manhattan, KS
God who moves in Creation in a Holy Breath, Come to us this day – Pentecost.
Arrive in the wind.
God who is present each time we gather at the table, Come to us this day – Pentecost.
Arrive in bread and cup and connection.
Pour out your Holy Spirit. Set us aflame, but do not consume us. Fill us with holy nourishment.
We have arrived this day – Pentecost. We have come to worship.

Opening Song | “Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me” | #507

Children’s Time | Barbara Wagoner

Invitation to Give
Giving Music | “As the Deer” by Martin Nystrom | Anne Kirchner, Vocal & Pianist
Giving Prayer
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460

The Presence of the Holy Spirit | John 14:16-17, 26-27

Communion Song | “Spirit of the Living God” | #349

Eating the Bread
I break this bread and eat it – in remembrance.
Drinking the Cup
I pour this cup and drink it – in remembrance.

Communion Song | “Spirit of the Living God” | #349


Closing Song | “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” | #356

Sending Words
Sending Music | “Open My Ears, Open My Eyes” | James E. Clemens
Recorded on July 21, 2019, featuring Janelle Flory Shrock, Jon Flory Schrock, Wylene Lengel, Bud Taylor,
Allan van Asslet, Deb van Asselt, Kaitlyn van Asselt and Carol Ward

Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert
Pianist/Organist: Jean Hendricks
Technical Crew: Shane Kirchner, Doug Lengel, Steve Lolling, Chris Whitacre, Ira Whitacre