25 Oct Worship Bulletin – 10/25/20
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, October 25, 2020
Welcome to Worship
“Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”
Heritage Moments (3 of 11) – Celebrating 100 Years at the Corner of Euclid & Carrie Streets
Opening Music | “Nearer My God to Thee” | arr. Hardy & Welch
Bryan Hess, viola & Dan Masterson, piano
Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner
Invitation to Give
Offering Music | “Friends (Medley)” | arr. Marilynn Ham
Dan Masterson, piano
Friends by Michael Smith
Packing up the dreams God planted in the fertile soil of you. I can’t believe the hopes He’s granted, means a chapter of
your life is through. But we’ll keep you close as always; it won’t even seem you’ve gone,
cause our hearts in big and small ways will keep the love that keeps us strong.
And friends are friends forever if the Lord’s the Lord of them. And a friend will not say never ’cause the welcome will not end.
Though it’s hard to let you go in the Father’s hands we know, that a lifetime’s not too long to live as friends.
The Bond of Love by Otis Skinning
We are one in the bond of love; We are one in the bond of love.
We have joined our spirit with the Spirit of God; We are one in the bond of love.
Let us sing now, ev’ryone; Let us feel His love begun.
Let us join our hand that the world will know We are one in the bond of love.
Blest Be the Tie that Binds by Hans Nageli
Message | “What Happened to the Good News?” | Jerry Bowen
In this world of increasingly violent rhetoric and actions – what does it mean to follow Jesus?
Hymn | “You Raise Me Up” | arr. Mark Hayes
Francis Hendricks, vocalist; Jean Hendricks, pianist
Sending Music | “Go Forth in Triumph” | Franklin Ritter
Ellen Gilbert, Organ
Music Coordinator/Accompanist/Organist/Pianist: Ellen Gilbert
Videography and Editing: Eric Goering & Christopher J. Whitacre
Technical Crew: Eric Goering, Shane Kirchner, Doug Lengel, Steve Lolling & Chris Whitacre