Worship Bulletin: 8/7/22

Worship Bulletin: 8/7/22

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, August 7, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys & Concerns

Centering Music | “All You Need is Love” | The Beatles
Mona & Ritter Lange, vocalists

Opening Words | Jerry Bowen
One:    Lift up your voice! Sing praises to our Creator!  For this is the day the LORD has made…
Many:  Let us rejoice and be made glad in it.
One:    Let us offer a new song to God, let our voices be like Angels’ voices filling the heavens…
Many:  For God’s love is true and God’s presence fills this space.
One:    May we pursue justice, may we be active peacemakers AND may we live humbly – so that others might simply live…
Many:  This is our call, our joy; to be Jesus in the neighborhood!
All:       May we be recognized not only by our words BUT ALSO by the manner of our living!  Amen.

Opening Song | “This is the Day” | Folk Melody

Why It Matters | McPherson Housing Coalition
Karolyn Moore and Chris Goodson

Unison Responsive Prayer
We answered the call to be Jesus in the Neighborhood, and we are thankful. 
Peaceful Oak is the beginning of our investment not just in McPherson, but in our world. 
Joined with others, we laid a foundation that will become a legacy of love, of service, of hope, and of peace. 

Thank you God, for challenging us to meet the needs of our community and thank you, O God, for not letting
us stop there. We pray you will empower us to continue the work of being Jesus in the Neighborhood, and help
us to do so – peacefully, simply, together.  Amen.

Song of Challenge | “Brothers and Sisters of Mine” | #142

Story for the Children | Barbara Wagoner

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | Oak Harbor in Pictures
video music by Shawn Kirchner

Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 660

Scripture Focus | John 13:31b-35 | NIV
31 . . . Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified AND God is glorified in him. 
32 If God is glorified in him – God will glorify the Son in the God-self AND will glorify Jesus at once.
33 “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now:
Where I am going, you cannot come.
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. 
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples; if you love one another.”

Message | “Love Speaks the Loudest: Stories of Love”
Kendra Bowen, fundraising; Carolyn Weddle, interior design/supplying the house; Ann Stover

Sending Song | “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” | #478

Sending Words | Jerry Bowen

Sending Music | “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” | arr. John Carter
Ellen Gilbert, piano

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