19 Jun Worship Bulletin: 6/19/22
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 19, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.
Gathering Hymn | “With One Voice” | Ricky Manalo
Take the Word and go out to every land. Shine the light of Christ for all to see.
May the lives of those we touch sing praise to God above. Let us sing, we’ll sing…
With one voice we’ll pass the Word along. With one voice, bring justice to the world.
And with all the angels, we’ll spread the goodness of God.
With all power and glory the Word of God shall reign.
Take the Word to our neighborhoods and streets. Shine the light of Christ for all to see.
May we all set out to live in peace and harmony. They will see and sing. Refrain
Take the Word to the people in despair. Shine the light of Christ for all to see
May our actions and our deeds bring comfort to their needs. And they’ll know and sing. Refrain
Take the Word to the nations everywhere. Shine the light of Christ for all to see.
May the witness of our lives transform the world anew. And we’ll shine, we’ll shine. Refrain. Refrain
Sharing Joys and Concerns | Bud Taylor
Centering Music | “We Worship and Adore You” | arr. Mark Hayes
Ellen Gilbert, piano
Unison Call to Worship | Come and Give Thanks! | Mennonite Church Canada
God stretches out the heavens and shapes the earth – for this – we give thanks!
God raises up the mountains and pours water into the seas – for this – we give thanks!
God calls forth plants from the soil and forms animals in infinite variety – for this – we give thanks!
God breathes upon us and fills us with life – for this – we offer praise!
God gives our lives meaning through laughter and tears – for this – we offer praise!
God touches our hearts through family and friends and strangers we meet – for this – we offer praise!
God loves us and blesses us with everything good – for this – we join in worship!
God loves us and overwhelms us with never-ending generosity – for this – we join in worship!
God loves us and surrounds us with love in abundance – for this – we join in worship!
Opening Song | “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” | #46
Story for the Children | Dawn Hoffman
Video Invitation to Give
Jeremy Hanna, guitar
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 67460
Scripture Focus | Psalm 104 | the Message
1-14 O my soul, bless God! God, my God, how great you are! Beautifully, gloriously robed, dressed up in sunshine, and all heaven
stretched out for your tent. You built your palace on the ocean deeps, made a chariot out of clouds and took off on wind-wings.
You commandeered winds as messengers, appointed fire and flame as ambassadors. You set earth on a firm foundation so that
nothing can shake it, ever. You blanketed earth with ocean, covered the mountains with deep waters; then you roared and the water
ran away – your thunder crash – put it to flight. Mountains pushed up, valleys spread out in the places you assigned them. You set
boundaries between earth and sea; never again will earth be flooded. You started the springs and rivers, sent them flowing among
the hills. All the wild animals now drink their fill, wild donkeys quench their thirst. Along the riverbanks the birds build nests, ravens
make their voices heard. You water the mountains from your heavenly reservoirs; earth is supplied with plenty of water. You make
grass grow for the livestock, hay for the animals that plough the ground. 14-23 Oh yes, God brings grain from the land, wine to make
people happy, their faces glowing with health, a people well-fed and hearty. God’s trees are well-watered – the Lebanon cedars God
planted. Birds build their nests in those trees; look – the stork at home in the treetop. Mountain goats climb about the cliffs; badgers
burrow among the rocks. The moon keeps track of the seasons, the sun is in charge of each day. When it’s dark and night takes over,
all the forest creatures come out. The young lions roar for their prey, clamoring to God for their supper. When the sun comes up, they
vanish, lazily stretched out in their dens. Meanwhile, men and women go out to work, busy at their jobs until evening. 24-30 What a
wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations. Oh, look –
the deep, wide sea, brimming with fish past counting; sardines and sharks and salmon. Ships plow those waters, and Leviathan – your
pet dragon – romps in them. All the creatures look expectantly to you to give them their meals on time. You come, and they gather
around; you open your hand and they eat from it. If you turned your back, they’d die in a minute – take back your Spirit and they die,
revert to original mud; Send out your Spirit and they spring to life— the whole countryside in bloom and blossom. 31-32 The glory of
God—let it last forever! Let God enjoy all of creation!
Message | “God and Camping“
Marla Ullom-Minnich, Camp Colorado
Bud Taylor, RV Camping & Camp Managing
Jerry Bowen, Camping and Students
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message.
Sending Song | “For Beauty of Meadows”
Sending Words | Kieran O’Brien
Sending Music | “Rigaudon” | Gordon Young
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