Worship Bulletin – 9/12/21

Worship Bulletin – 9/12/21

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, September 12, 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

Ellen Gilbert, organ

Sharing Time – Joys and Concerns | LaMonte Rothrock

Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner

Invitation to Give
Musical Offering | Opus 81, Preludes 12, 9, and 10 | Stephen Heller

Jean Hendricks, piano
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or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460

Centering Scripture | James 3:1-5a
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be
judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep
their whole body in check. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole
animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a
very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts.

Centering Song | “Chris Be in My Mind” | #1133 (insert)
Christ be in my mind and in my thinking, Christ be in my eyes, in ev’rything I see,
Christ be in my ears and in my hearing, Christ be in my mouth, in ev’ry word I speak,
Christ be in my heart and in my loving, Christ be in my life, each moment that I live.

Contemplative Prayer – Questions to Ponder
“Christ be in My Mind” (sing again)

Scripture Focus | Mark 8:27-29
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them
“Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others,
one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Message | “Jesus began to teach them” | Kathryn Whitacre

Sending Hymn | “When We Walk with the Lord” | #544
Please be seated after the song

Sending Words

Sending Music
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

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