Worship Bulletin: 7/31/22

Worship Bulletin: 7/31/22

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 31, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things”

Gathering Music

Welcome & Sharing Time | Kathryn Whitacre

Centering Music | “Down to the River to Pray with Lord Listen to your Children Praying” | Ken Medema, arr. Mary McDonald
Kristen Hoffman, piano

Opening Words | Esme, Jd. & Oliver Bowman

Opening Song | “Jesus Loves Me”

Verse 1
Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong; they are weak, but He is strong. REFRAIN

Verse 2
Jesus loves me! This I know, as He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee, saying, “Let them come to Me.” REFRAIN

Verse 3
Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give, light and love to all who live. REFRAIN

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “Give Me Jesus” | traditional spiritual arr. Mary McDonald

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

Children’s Time | Becki & Vivian Bowman

Prayer Songs | “Lord, listen to your children praying” | #353
sing three times – last time a cappella

Prayer | Esme, Jd. & Oliver Bowman

Message | “Through the Eyes of a Child” | Lucy Bowman
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message.

Blessing the Western Plains District Leadership | Laying on of Hands and Prayer
2022/23 Moderator Bob Bates
2023/24 Moderator-Elect Allan van Asselt
Interim District Executive, Randy Yoder

♫Sending Song | “Go, My Children” | #433

Sending Words | Esme, Jd., Oliver Bowman 

You are invited to be seated for the Sending Music

Sending Music | “Nuvole Bianche” | Ludovico Einaudi, arr. Joel Biffin

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