Worship Bulletin – 5/15/21

Worship Bulletin – 5/15/21

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.

Saturday, May 15 | 3:40 p.m. – OUTDOOR HYMN SING

Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 4 p.m. | Face-to-Face Worship
Sunday, May 16, 2021 | 10:15 a.m. | Virtual Worship

Gathering Hymns


Centering Music | “Come, Sweet Repose” | J.S. Bach
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Sharing Time – Joys and Concerns | Ann Stover

Centering Scripture | Psalm 1
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in
the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on God’s law day
and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose
leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the
judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For God watches over 
the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Centering Hymn | “Here in This Place”
Dan Lichty, vocals; Ellen Gilbert, piano

Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner

Invitation to Give
Offering Music | “My Jesus, I Love Thee” | arr. John Innes
Dan Masterson, piano; Ellen Gilbert, organ
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460

Scripture Prayer/Focus | John 17:6-19
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have revealed You, [O, God], to those whom You gave me out of the world.
They were Yours; You gave them to me and they have obeyed Your word.
7 Now they know that everything You have given me comes from You. 
8 For I gave them the words You gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from You, and they believed that You sent me. 
9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those You have given me, for they are Yours. 1
0 All I have is Yours, and all You have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 
11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to You. 
Holy Father [Mother, Creator], protect them by the power of Your name, the name You gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 
12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name You gave me.
None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to You now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 
14 I have given them Your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 
15 My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one. 
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 
17 Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. 
18 As You sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 
19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Message | “Go – Bound by the Truth” | Jerry Bowen

Hymn | “In Christ Alone”
Melia Dell & Anita Christiansen, vocals; Ellen Gilbert, piano

Sending Words

Sending Music | “The Heavens are Telling | Franz Josef Haydn
Dan Masterson, piano; Ellen Gilbert, organ

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

Technical Crew: Eric Goering, Ryan Goering, Shane Kirchner, Steve Lolling & Chris Whitacre