Worship Bulletin: 8/28/22

Worship Bulletin: 8/28/22

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 28, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys & Concerns | Daisy & Nathan Friesen

Centering Music | “All Creatures of our God and King” | arr. Lawrence Curry
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Scripture of Faith & Assurance | Psalm 91:9-16
If you say, “God is my refuge,” and you make God your dwelling no harm will overtake you no disaster will come near your tent. God will
command angels concerning you – to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot
against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because they love me,” says God,
“I will rescue them; I will protect them for they acknowledge my name. They will call on me and I will answer them; I will be with them in
trouble, I will deliver them and honor them. I will satisfy them with long life and show them love and grace.”

Opening Song | “Tú has venido a la orilla” (Lord, you have come to the lakeshore) | #229

Prerecorded Story for the Children | Dawn Hoffman

The Call | Jeremiah 1:4-8
The word of God came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you
as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But God said to me, “Do not say, ‘I
am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and
will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

Blessing for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS)
Caleb Samland

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “Jesus Loves Me” | arr. John Carter
Karlene Tyler and Ellen Gilbert, 4-hand piano

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

Children | Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Matthew 18: 2-6                                                        
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little
children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the
kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Third Graders’ Bibles
Zora Griffith, Bristyn Hancock, Carson Lolling, Avik Miller, Ailla Pollard, Jolie Rierson

Sending Song | “Sing a New Church”
New Test to Old Tunes: Sung to #521 “Come, thou Fount”

Summoned by the God who made us rich in our diversity,
gathered in the name of Jesus, richer still in our unity:

Let us bring the gifts that differ and, in splendid, varied ways,
sing a new church into being, one in faith and love and praise.

Radiant risen from the water; robed in holiness and light,
male and female in God’s image, male and female, God’s delight:

Trust the goodness of creation; trust the Spirit strong within.
Dare to dream the vision promised, spring from seed of what has been.

Bring the hopes of every nation; bring the art of every race.
Weave a song of peace and justice; let it sound through time and space.

Draw together at one table all the human family;
Shape a circle ever wider and a people ever free.

Sending Words

Sending Music | “Prelude in C” | J.S. Bach
Ellen Gilbert, organ

For this Worship: Special thanks to Faith Formation Team
Chair: Scott Versaw
Members: Daisy Friesen, Lois Grove, Carolyn Schrock
Mack Kids Coordinator: Dawn Hoffman
Pastoral Liaison: Jerry Bowen.

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