Worship Bulletin – 6/27/21

Worship Bulletin – 6/27/21

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, June 27, 2021


Gathering Music | “Be Thou My Vision” | arr. James Curnow
Kaitlyn van Asselt, flute; Ellen Gilbert, piano

Sharing Time – Joys and Concerns | LaMonte Rothrock

Opening | Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-14
1:13 God did not make death, and God does not delight in the death of the living. 1:14 For God
created all things so that they might exist; the generative forces of the world are wholesome,
and there is no destructive poison in them, and the dominion of Hades is not on earth.  

Opening Hymn | “Anoint us, Lord” | #631

Children’s Story | Lara Schoming

Invitation to Give
Musical Offering | “Arioso” | G.F. Handel  
Ellen Gilbert, organ
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460

Scripture Focus | Mark 5: 21-43
5:21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea.
5:22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 5:23 and begged him
repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.”
5:24 So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 5:25 Now there was a woman who had been
suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 5:26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had;
and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 5:27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched
his cloak, 5:28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 5:29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt
in her body that she was healed of her disease. 5:30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in
the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 5:31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can
you say, ‘Who touched me?'” 5:32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 5:33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to
her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 5:34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made
you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” 5:35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to
say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” 5:36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the
synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 5:37 He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
5:38 When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 5:39 When
he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 5:40 And they laughed
at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child
was. 5:41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 5:42 And immediately the girl got up
and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 5:43 He strictly ordered them that
no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Message | Jerry Bowen
“Desperation Brings Success”
When we have nothing left – when all seems lost – sometimes in simply reaching to the Divine – hoping to just touch some form of God;
we discover healing.

Sending Hymn | “Healer of our Every Ill” | #377
Please be seated

Sending Words

Sending Music | ““Let Your Light So Shine” | Tom Birchwood
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

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