Worship Bulletin: 7/17/22

Worship Bulletin: 7/17/22

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 17, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys and Concerns | Bud Taylor

Moment in Mission | Children Disaster Services | Tina Burkholder

Centering Music | “Be Thou My Vision” | arr. Peter Amidon
van Asselt family, vocalists; Ellen Gilbert, piano

Old Testament Scripture | Genesis 18:1-10a | Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
18 God appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre – as he sat at the entrance to the tent during the heat of the day. 
2 Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and there in front of him stood three men.
On seeing them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, laid face down on the ground, 3 and said,
“My lord, if I have found favor in your sight, please don’t leave your servant. 
4 Please let me send for some water, so that you can wash your feet; then rest under the tree, 5 and I will bring a piece of bread.
Now that you have come to your servant, refresh yourselves before going on.”
“Very well,” they replied, “do what you have said.”
6 Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said
“Quickly, three measures of the best flour! Knead it and make cakes.” 
7 Abraham ran to the herd, took a good, tender calf and gave it to the servant, who hurried to prepare it. 
8 Then he took curds, milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it all before the men; and
he stood by them under the tree as they ate. 
9 They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?”
He said, “There, in the tent.” 
10 The men said,
“I will certainly return to you around this time next year, and Sarah your wife – will have a son.”

Opening Prayer | Inspired by Genesis 12-18 | John van de Laar

Opening Song | “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant” | #307

Video Story for the Children | Barbara Wagoner

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “All You Need is Love” | The Beatles
Mona and Ritter Lange, vocalists 

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

New Testament Scripture | Luke 10:38-42 | Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Jesus Visits Martha and Mary
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him.[a] 39 She had a
sister named Mary, who sat at Jesus’s[b] feet and listened to what he was saying. 
40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, so she came to Jesus and asked,
“Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her, then, to help me.” 
41 But Jesus answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things, 42 but few things are needed—indeed
only one.[c] Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Messages | “Hospitality without expectation” | Kathryn Whitacre
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message.

Sending Song | “Bless’d be the tie that binds” | #421 (verses 1, 3, 4 5)

Sending Words

Sending Music | “Psalm of Joy” | George Blake
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