Worship Bulletin – 8/8/21

Worship Bulletin – 8/8/21

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, August 8, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Leadership Team requires masks during worship to address continued COVID-19 concerns.
Singing will be allowed with masks; musicians will perform 12 feet away from the masked audience.


Gathering Music | “Classic Trio” | Gordon Young
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Sharing Time – Joys and Concerns | Bill Grove

Opening Words
“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree
and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power
and is not easy.”  – Aristotle

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn | “Come and Find the Quiet Center” | Shirley Erena Murray
1. Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead,
find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see
all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.
2. Silence is a friend who claims us, cools the heat and slows the pace,
God it is who speaks and names us, knows our being, touches base,
making space within our thinking, lifting shades to show the sun,
raising courage when we’re shrinking, finding scope for faith begun.
3. In the Spirit let us travel, open to each other’s pain,
let our lives and fears unravel, celebrate the space we gain:
there’s a place for deepest dreaming, there’s a time for heart to care,
in the Spirit’s lively scheming there is always room to spare!

Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner

Invitation to Give
Musical Offering | “He Leadeth Me” | William Bradbury/Mark Hayes

Brad Vogel, piano
Give online
or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460

Scripture Foci | Psalm 4:4 and Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2
Psalm 4:4
4 Tremble and, in your anger, do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members
of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and
do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, 
doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others
up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, 
with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling
and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each
other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 5 1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk
in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Message | “Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.” | Kathryn Whitacre

Sending Hymn | “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” | #523
Please be seated after the song

Sending Words

Sending Music | “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” | arr. Mark Hayes
Brad Vogel, piano

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

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