Worship Bulletin – 2/14/21

Worship Bulletin – 2/14/21

McPherson First Church of the Brethren
Welcome to Worship at the McPherson 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, February 14, 2021


Centering Music | “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” | arr. James Curnow
Kaitlyn van Asselt, flute; Ellen Gilbert, piano

Scripture | 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Only in Jesus is the veil set aside. Only in Jesus does the Light shine out of the darkness.

Community Prayer | inspired by Mark 9:2-9 | written by Christine Jerrett
Reflections on being the Church in God’s New Creation

We worship you, O God, with songs of praise.
We worship you with words of prayer and with ears that listen for you to speak your saving truth into our lives.
We worship you in the silent spaces where we struggle for hope and for courage.
We long for a glimpse of your glory:
the glory that shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it;
the glory that touches lives with a beauty so holy that it heals the wounded soul;
the glory that gives strength to the weary.

We, who stumble and fall so often, worship you, longing for your light to shine upon us.
Dazzle us with your holy love, draw us into your purifying presence and speak to us your transforming truth.
Then, grant us grace to live every moment – changed by such glory – daring to live with hope and courage
and love – reflecting the life of Jesus, through whom your glory shines in the most unexpected ways.

Hymn | “Precious Lord, Take my Hand” | #575 HWB
Frances Hendricks, vocal; Jean Hendricks, piano

Children’s Story

Invitation to Give
Offering Music | Intermezzo in A Minor | Johannes Brahms
Dan Masterson, piano
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 6746

Scripture | Mark 9:2-9
God enters the story to uncover what has been hidden from human perception.
This ‘glimpse’ – this ‘new view’ – transforms our understanding and refashions our world.

Message | “What If?” | Jerry Bowen

Hymn | “Fairest Lord Jesus” | #117 HWB
Bud Taylor, vocal; Ellen Gilbert, organ

Sending Words

Sending Music | “Come to the Water” | John Foley/arr. Modlin
Dan Masterson, piano

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

Technical Crew: Eric Goering, Ryan Goering & Shane Kirchner