Worship Bulletin: 5/29/22

Worship Bulletin: 5/29/22

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.

Sunday, May 29, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys and Concerns | Karlene Tyler

Centering Music | “Shout to the North” with “We Have Heard the Joyful Sound” | Martin Smith/arr. Berry
Ellen Gilbert, piano

Opening Prayer | written by Anna at Grace Churchan alternative worship community in Ealing, London (adapted)
Everlasting, Endless, Eternal – Timeless God;
Free us
to live into your time – a new time –
in which there is a time for everything under heaven,
in which slow is not too slow, and fast is not too fast.
Forgive us
when we treat time as a commodity or an enemy, when we abuse your gift of time.
Transform us
into people who see time as a gift and a friend, who live as if we have time,
because we know that your time will never cease.
We pray to move near – and humbly enter – Your time. AMEN

Opening Song | “God of the Ages, History’s Maker”
God of the ages, history’s maker, planning our pathway, holding us fast,
Shaping in mercy all that concerns us: Mother we praise you, God of the past.
God of this morning, gladly your children worship before you, trustingly bow;
Teach us to know you always among us, quietly sovereign, God of our now.
God of tomorrow, strong overcomer, ‘princes of darkness’ obey your command:
What then can harm us? We are your people, now and forever kept by your hand.
God of past ages, God of this morning, God of the future, help us, we pray:
Teach us to trust you, love and obey you, crown you each moment, God of today.

Story for the Children | Barbara Wagoner

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “Concerto No. 3 for Horn and Piano”  Mozart
Kyle Hopkins, horn; Ellen Gilbert, piano

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

A Time to Remember
Please engage in silent reflection as we respectively remember the lives of these members and friends.
Herb Johnson | 07-11-1936 | 08-06-2021 | Memorial – McPherson CoB, 08-14-21         
Ruth Howell | 12-28-1924 | 10-05-2021 | Memorial – McPherson CoB, 11-20-21
Jody Miller | 04-28-1933 | 10-23-2021 | Memorial – United Methodist Church, McPherson 11-22-21
Reed Hargrave | 09-15-1979 | 10-25-2021 | Memorial – McPherson CoB 11-04-2021
Dick Yeargan | 01-06-1937 | 01-08-2022 | Memorial – McPherson CoB, 01-21-22
Donita Goyen | 03-23-1943 | 01-21-2022 | Memorial – United Methodist Church, Winona, KS 02-12-22
Roberta Reed | 07-23-1926 | 02-15-2022 | Memorial – McPherson CoB, 02-26-22
Nolan Howell | 02-16-1942 | 03-01-2022 | Memorial – First Presbyterian Church, McPherson 03-08-22
Jeanette Stump | 01-13-1918 | 05-04-2022 | Memorial – Stockham Family Funeral Home, 05-09-22
Gladys Naylor | 02-05-1918 | 05-16-2022 | Memorial – McPherson CoB, TBD
Alberta Grosbach | 07-06-1933 | 05-18-2022 | Memorials – McPherson CoB, 06-11-22; United Methodist Church, Imperial, NE 07-02-22

Prayer of Thanks

Scripture Focus | Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 | NIV
A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Message | “In Remembrance” (now is the time) | Kathryn Whitacre
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message.

Sending Song | “For the Beauty of the Earth” | #89

Sending Words | Bryce Prewer (adapted)

Sending Music | “Echo Alleluia”  Purcell
Ellen Gilbert, organ

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