31 Oct Worship Bulletin – 10/31/21
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 31, 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 | “Give Me Jesus”
Dawn Hoffman, vocalist; Dan Hoffman, guitar
Sharing Time – Joys and Concerns | Ann Stover
Responsive Reading | #669 | Dan Hoffman
Leader: A mighty wind has blown,
People: and tongues of fire have danced!
Leader: The Spirit is with us,
People: just as Jesus promised.
Leader: God’s Spirit moves among us and gathers us together.
People: God’s Spirit gives us power and calls us to serve the world.
All: God’s Spirit is poured out upon us. Worship God with joy!
Opening Hymn | “Holy Spirit, Come with Power” | #26
Dan Masterson, piano
Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner
Strategic Plan 2030 | GOAL and related ACTIONS for Partnering for Racial Justice | Bill Grove
Invitation to Give
Musical Offering | “The Solid Rock”
Lois Grove, piano
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460
Scripture Focus | Dan Hoffman
16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him,
they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has
been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you
always, to the very end of the age.”
5Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6When they heard this sound,
a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7Utterly amazed,
they asked: “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native
language? 9Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia
and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11(both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans
and Arabs – we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12Amazed and perplexed, they asked one
another, “What does this mean?”
Message | “The First Doctor Without Borders” | Dr. Herb Smith
Sending Hymn | “Now Thank We All Our God” | #85
Dan Masterson, piano
Sending Music | “Shout to the Lord”
Recording by Inspire
Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator: Ellen Gilbert
Choir Director: Becky Snell
Technical Crew: Eric Goering, Ryan Goering, Shane Kirchner, Steve Lolling & Chris Whitacre