Worship Bulletin – 1/30/22

Worship Bulletin – 1/30/22

Welcome to Worship at the McPherson Church of the Brethren | Sunday, January 30, 2022
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.
Masks are required at all church activities including worship service.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Gathering Music | “Pathetique Sonata, 2nd mvmt, Adagio Cantabile (excerpt)” | Beethoven
Dot Janzen, piano

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Opening Scripture | 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
13:1 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love,
I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 13:2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I
have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 13:3 If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over
my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 13:4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or
arrogant 13:5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 13:6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices
in the truth. 13:7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 13:8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies,
they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 13:9 For we know only in part, and we
prophesy only in part; 13:10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I
thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly,
but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13:13 And now faith,
hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Opening Song | “We would be One”

Verse 1
We would be one as now we join in singing our hymn of love,
to pledge ourselves anew to that high cause of greater understanding of who we are, and what in us is true.
We would be one in living for each other to show to all a new community.

Verse 2
We would be one in building for tomorrow a nobler world than we have known today.
We would be one in searching for that meaning which binds our hearts and points us on our way.
As one, we pledge ourselves to greater service, with love and justice, strive to make us free.

Story for the Children | Dawn Hoffman

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “Sweet Hour of Prayer” | arr. Hayes
Dot Janzen, piano

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

Scripture Focus | Luke 4:21-30 | New International Version
21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips.
“Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.
23 Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me:
‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me,
‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”
24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in
Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not
sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of
Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”
28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the
brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. 
30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

Message | “he walked right through them” | Kathryn Whitacre
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message

Sending Song
Please be seated after the song

Sending Words | “God be with you” | #430

Sending Music | “I’ve Got the Joy” | arr. Hayes
Dot Janzen, piano

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
Chancel Decoration Team: Jill Brax, Colleen Gustafson, Michele Johnson, Shane Kirchner & Lara Schoming