Worship Bulletin: 7/10/22

Worship Bulletin: 7/10/22

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, July 10, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Centering Music | “Ayre” | Arcangelo Corelli
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Call to Worship
One:    Let us open ourselves to the God who is calling.
All:       Together, we have been called to move out, into our neighborhoods and into our world.
One:    Together, let us listen anew for the voice of the Spirit,
All:       Who demands that we walk new paths and meet those whose ways differ from our own.
One:    Let us reach out our hands.
All:       We may find a stranger who will soon be a friend.
One:    Let us renew our minds and hearts so that we may listen and speak with love.
All:       We may find that difficult conversations lead to transformation and life.
One:    Let us give and receive.
All:       Because as God’s people we are called to share God’s love.

Opening Song | “You are Salt for the Earth” | #37

Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving
God of mercy, forgiveness, and warm embrace, thank you for creating us as a people of community.
We seek to answer your call to go out into the neighborhoods – with all your people, throughout the world.
We offer gifts of love and compassion, asking that you multiply them many times over.
Thank you for Annual Conference and local worships; the chance to meet together in faith and belief.
Help us to practice your warm embrace with one another in all of our listening and speaking, our praying and
giving, our working and worshiping. We pray In the name of Jesus – who embraces all. Amen.

Story for the Children | Barbara Wagoner

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “His Eye is on the Sparrow” | arr. Cindy Berry
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 | John 4:7-24 | New International Version (NIV)
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples
had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?”
(For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him
and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never
thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you
now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that
the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 
22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the
Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Messages and Preachers

Sunday, July 10
“Following Jesus Again… Must We?” | Preacher David Sollenberger
Embracing One Another with Christ as Our Example

Monday, July 11
“Loving Beyond the Pain” | Preacher Leonor Ochoa
Embracing One Another in Times of Pain and Brokenness

Tuesday, July 12
“The Joy of Little Deaths” | Preacher Anna Lisa Gross
Embracing One Another in Our Joy and Celebration

Wednesday, July 13
“The Family of God” | Preacher Nathan Rittenhouse
Embracing One Another in Our Diversity

Thursday, July 14
“Share the Love and Make the Connection” | Preacher Belita Mitchell
Embracing One Another as We Reach Out to Neighbors

Annual Conference (AC)
Where, Why, What and How

Sending Song | “O Let All Who Thirst” | #25

Unison Sending Words | text from “Let us be Known by Our Love”
Written by Micah Massey, Ryan Flanigan, Matt Armstrong, Nate Moore
© 2015 Common Hymnal Publishing, 10000 Fathers, Common Hymnal Digital

Verse 1
Let us be known by our love, in every word, in every deed honor the son
Let our light shine in every eye. Let us be known by our love.
Verse 2
Let us be known by our joy, in every home, in every heart sing to the Lord
Let our life show goodness and hope. Let us be known by our joy.
Verse 3
Let us be known by our peace, in every town, in every tribe Jesus is king
Let us go forth, heal and restore. Let us be known by our peace.
For the glory of the Father – For the glory of the Son – For the glory of the Spirit
Let us be known by our love. Let us be known by our joy. Let us be known by our peace.

Sending Music | “Rise Up and Serve the Lord” | arr. Patricia Harris
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