Worship Bulletin – 9/19/21

Worship Bulletin – 9/19/21

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 19, 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 | “Prelude on Terra Beata” | arr. Robert J. Hughes

Ellen Gilbert, organ

Sharing Time – Joys and Concerns | LaMonte Rothrock

Opening Scripture | Matthew 19:14
14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven
belongs to such as these.”

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn | “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” | Supplement #1078
I was there to hear your borning cry, I’ll be there when you are old. I rejoiced the day you were baptized, to see
your life unfold. I was there when you were but a child, with a faith to suit you well; I’ll be there in case you
wander off and find where demons dwell.

When you found the wonder of the Word, I was there to cheer you on; you were raised to praise the living God,
to whom you now belong. Should you find someone to share your time and you join your hearts as one, I’ll be
there to make your verses rhyme from dusk till rising sun.

In the middle ages of your life, not too old, no longer young, I’ll be there to guide you through the night,
complete what I’ve begun. When the evening gently closes in and you shut your weary eyes, I’ll be there as I
have always been with just one more surprise.

I was there to hear your borning cry, I’ll be there when you are old. I rejoiced the day you were baptized, to
see your life unfold.

Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner

Invitation to Give
Musical Offering | “Serenade” | Franz Schubert

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

Scripture Focus | Mark 9:36-37
9:36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them,
9:37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me

welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Message | “Let the little children come to me” | Kathryn Whitacre

Sending Hymn | “Go, My Children” | #433
Please be seated after the song

Sending Words

Sending Music | “Proclaim the Glory of the Lord” | arr. Tim Doran
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

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