Worship Bulletin – 10/10/21

Worship Bulletin – 10/10/21

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, October 10, 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 | Bill Grove

Moment in Mission | Safe Families

Opening Prayer | written by John van de Laar
Money talks and power makes the world go around, or so the world would have us believe; and we, forgetting that other voice,
join the march in hopes that we may find a place among the rich and strong.

But you O God, feel no shame and fear no harm as you walk among the poorest and weakest; feeling completely at home.
Thank you for the voice of your love that keeps singing of the power in weakness, the wealth in simplicity, and the freedom
and safety that is found in walking your humble, serving way. AMEN

Opening Hymn | “Here in this Place” | #6

Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner

Strategic Plan 2030 | GOAL and related ACTIONS for Creation Care | Roger Schrock

Invitation to Give

Musical Offering |
In Christ Alone” | by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend | arr. Canaan J. Harris
Bryan Hess, violin; Dan Masterson, piano

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

Scripture Focus | Mark 10:17-31 | Jerry Bowen
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him.
“Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments:
‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not
defraud, honor your father and mother.”
20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, 
and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”
24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields
for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers,
children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 
31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

Message | “What do WE Hold Onto?” | Jerry Bowen

Sending Hymn | “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God” | #324
Please be seated after the song

Sending Words

Sending Music | “Song from the Secret Garden” | by Rolf Loveland
Bryan Hess, violin; Dan Masterson, piano 

Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert

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