Worship Bulletin: 6/12/22

Worship Bulletin: 6/12/22

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, June 12, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys and Concerns | LaMonte Rothrock

Moment in Mission | Vacation Bible School (VBS) | Carolyn Schrock

Centering Music | “Passport to Peace” & “Dios de la Esperanza (May the God of Hope)”
Vacation Bible School Attendees & Staff

Passport to Peace
Grab your passport to peace, passport to peace. Here, there, anywhere, God’s love will lead us.
‘Round the world or just down the street grab your passport, passport to peace.
We refuse to hate, we refuse to fight. We will speak up for what is right.
We will talk it out, we will listen well. We will share God’s love and offer help.
We can make new friends, we can say how we feel. We can offer a hand or share a meal.
We can ask for help when things are so wrong. We can join in God’s story. We can join in God’s song.
Sometimes God’s way of peace is saying, “Sorry.” Sometimes God’s way of peace is saying, “Stop.”
Sometimes God’s way of peace is asking for help. Sometimes it’s letting our anger drop.
Words and Music; Seth Crissman, 2021 Walking Roots Band

Dios de la Esperanza (May the God of Hope)
May the God of hope go with us ev’ry day, filling all our lives with love and joy and peace.
May the God of justice speed us on our way bringing light and hope to ev’ry land and race.
Praying, let us work for peace, singing, share our joy with all,
working for a world that’s new, faithful when we hear Christ’s call.
!Dios de la esperanza, danos gozo y paz! Al mundo en crisis, habla tu verdad.
Dios de la justicia, mándanos tu luz, luz y esperanza en la oscuridad.
Oremos por la paz, cantemos de tu amor,
luchemos por la paz, fieles a ti, Seṅor
Text: Alvin Schutmaat. Music: Argentine folk melody

Story for the Children | Lucy Bowman

Call to Worship | based on Micah 6:8 | Christian Aid website (adapted)
Jesus called many people – from many walks of life – to leave their own ways and be disciples.
Jesus taught many people – to seek the last, the least, the lost –
offering kindness and restorative righteousness.
May we hear God’s call and lift our focus from our differences and divides.
May we once again leave our own ways for God’s ways. May we act justly, love with mercy and walk humbly.

Opening Song | “For we are Strangers No More” | #322

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering
Ellen Gilbert, piano

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

Scripture Focus | Micah 6:8 | NIV
God has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Message | “How to Fight Racism” | by Jemar Tisby
Sharing from book study group members: Rosalie Black, Elaine Fleenor, John Flory Schrock, Craig Hart, Shy Henks,
Miriam Hoover, Cara Hudson, Kirk McGregor, Carol & Marty Ward
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message.

Sending Song | “Beyond a Dying Sun” | #323

Sending Words | Dana Cassell (adapted)

Sending Music
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