Worship Bulletin – 8/23/20

Worship Bulletin – 8/23/20

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, August 23, 2020
How Your Church Family Works
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Opening Music | “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” | Spiritual
Abbey Paulsen, horn & Ellen Gilbert, piano

Children’s Story | “Pub meets Pig” | written by Sue Lowell Gallion; illustrated by Joyce Wan
Read by Kathryn Whitacre

Invitation to Give
Offering Music | “Take Thou My Hand” | arr. Dan Masterson
Dan Masterson, piano
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 6746

Prayer Time | Jerry Bowen

Hymn | “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” | #356 (vs 1-4)
Eric Johnson, vocal & Ellen Gilbert, piano

Scripture Focus | Luke 10:38-42 | New International Version (NIV)
At the Home of Martha and Mary
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.
40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked,
“Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Message | “Experiencing the Divine in those Uncomfortable Spaces” | Jerry Bowen

Sending Music | “Trumpet Air” | Purcell/Smith
Ellen Gilbert, organ


Music Coordinator/Accompanist/Organist/Pianist: Ellen Gilbert
Videography and Editing: Eric Goering & Christopher J. Whitacre