Worship Bulletin: 5/1/22

Worship Bulletin: 5/1/22

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.
The McPherson Church of the Brethren Leadership Team approved unanimously to open the church building to all functions with masks being
optional at the discretion of each individual beginning March 6, 2022.

Sunday,May 1, 2022 | National Senior High Sunday
Rooted and Built in Jesus
Theme: Foundational
Scripture Focus: Colossians 2:5-7
“For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, and I rejoice to see your morale and the firmness of your faith in Christ. As you therefore
have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught,
abounding in thanksgiving.”

Lucy Bowman, Eli Leck, Malia Pfeiff & Noah Wilgers

Gathering Hymn | “With One Voice” | Ricky Manalo                       
Congregation, Students & Worship Band with Jean Hendricks, piano

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys and Concerns | Eli Leck & Malia Pfeiff

Centering Music | “The Perfect Wisdom of our God” | Keith Getty/Stuart Townend, arr. Larson
Ellen Gilbert, piano

Opening Call to Worship | based on Colossians 2:5-7 | written by Ben Tatum
led by Noah Wilgers

One: We will trust when you are physically absent.
All: How firm a foundation.
One: We will believe when you are present in spirit.
All: How firm a foundation.
One: We will avoid the sinking sand.
All: How firm a foundation.
One: We will build upon the solid rock of your love.
All: How firm a foundation.

Opening Song | “Take My Life” | #389

Story for the Children | Lucy Bowman

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering
Caleb Samland, saxophone

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

Pre-Recorded Scripture Jam | based on Colossians 2:5-7 | written by Jason Haldeman
Daniel Bowen, Alex Hundley and Delfino Magnall

1: For though I am absent from you in body…
2: Socially distant…
3: Something we have all felt this year
1: I am present with you in spirit
3: The best kind of connection
2: Even better than zoom
1: And delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.

2: Though it hasn’t been easy…
3: Still, our faith in Christ is Steadfast!
1: So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him
2: One foot in front of the other
3: Following in the way of Jesus
1: rooted and built up in him,
3: Anchored in our faith
2: Set upon a solid rock
1: strengthened in the faith as you were taught
2: Strong and sturdy in the ways of Jesus
3: Taught by those who have come before us
1: and overflowing with thankfulness.

3: Filled with the Love of God
2: Thankful for our Foundations

Pre-Recorded Prayer of the People | Oliver Bowman

Messages | Seniors Share Their Stories (live and prerecorded)
Trey Buckbee, Braeden Ediger, Abbey Paulsen, Caleb Samland & Skye Schriner

National Youth Conference (NYC) | Request for Prayers | Jerry Bowen

Sending Song | “God be with You” | #431

Sending Words | Lucy Bowman

Sending Music | “I Will Lift Up Your Name” | Steve Angrisano & Tom Tomaszek
Worship Band & Youth with Jean Hendricks, 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