04 Apr Worship Bulletin – 4/4/21
McPherson First Church of the Brethren
Welcome to Worship at the McPherson Church of the Brethren
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Sunday, April 4, 2021
A Joyous Worship of Music, Scripture, Prayer & Message
in Celebration of the Good News;
Outdoor Hymn Singing | VIEW HYMNS
Centering Music | “We Welcome Glad Easter” | Mary McDonald
Worship Choir, Brass & Organ
Sharing Time – Joys & Concerns
Dan Lichty, emcee
Jesus the Light
Jesus came into the world to bring Hope and Light.
On this Easter Sunday morning “The Light Shines out of the Darkness – Jesus Lives!”
Scripture of the Empty Tomb | John 20:1-18 NIV
20:1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that
the stone had been removed from the tomb.
20:2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them,
“They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
20:3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb.
20:4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
20:5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.
20:6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there,
20:7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by
itself. 20:8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
20:9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
20:10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.
20:11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb;
20:12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and
the other at the feet. 20:13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have
taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”
20:14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it
was Jesus. 20:15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing
him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him,
and I will take him away.” 20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”
(which means Teacher).
20:17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my
brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”
20:18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he
had said these things to her.
Opening Hymn | “Thine is the Glory” | #269
Dan Lichty, vocal; Ellen Gilbert, piano
Invitation to Give
Offering Music | “Easter Glory” | arr. James Curnow
Eric Goering, trombone
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 6746
Scripture Focus | Mark 16:1-8
16:1 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought
spices, so that they might go and anoint him.
16:2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.
16:3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”
16:4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.
16:5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
16:6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He
has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.
16:7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”
16:8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said
nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
Message | “Too many Mothers…” | Jerry Bowen
Hymn | “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” | #280
Carol Ward, vocal; Ellen Gilbert piano
Sending Music | “Rejoice the Lord is King” | arr. Adam Mason
Ellen Gilbert, organ
Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert
Technical Crew: Eric Goering, Ryan Goering & Shane Kirchner