Worship Bulletin: 9/11/22

Worship Bulletin: 9/11/22

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, September 11, 2022 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Hymn

Video Welcome

Sharing Joys & Concerns

Centering Music | “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
Bryan Hess, violin; Ellen Gilbert, piano

Opening | Psalm 14
Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good. God looks from
heaven on humankind – to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.  They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse;
there is no one who does good, no, not one. Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up God’s people as they eat bread, and
do not call upon God? There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous. You would confound the plans of
the poor, but God is their refuge. O that deliverance for Israel would come from Zion! When God restores the fortunes of God’s people,
Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.

Opening Song | “The King of Love my Shepherd is” | #170

Video Story for the Children | Barbara Wagoner

Video Invitation to Give

Musical Offering | “Sing Of The Lord’s Goodness” | Sands/Walker
Worship Band

Verse 1
Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom, come to him and bless his name.
Mercy he has shown us, his love is forever, faithful to the end of days. REFRAIN
Verse 2
Power he has wielded, honor is his garment, risen from the snares of death.
His word he has spoken, one bread he has broken, new life he now gives to all. REFRAIN
Verse 3
Courage in our darkness, comfort in our sorrow, Spirit of our God most high;
solace for the weary, pardon for the sinner, splendor of the living God. REFRAIN
Verse 4
Praise him with your singing, praise him with the trumpet, praise God with the lute and harp;
praise him with the cymbals, praise him with your dancing, praise God till the end of days. REFRAIN
Come, then, all you nations, sing of your Lord’s goodness, melodies of praise and thanks to God.
Ring out the Lord’s glory, praise him with your music, worship him and bless his name.

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Scripture Focus | Luke 15:1-10
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying,
“This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing
one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until it is found? When you have found it,
you lay it on your shoulders and rejoice. And when you come home, you call together your friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice
with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over
ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. “Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a
lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying,
‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner
who repents.”

Prayer Song | “I Will Come to You in the Silence” | David Hass
Congregation with Worship Band

Prayer of Supplication

Message | “God is with the company of the righteous” | Kathryn Whitacre
Please take a moment to contemplate the scripture and message

Sending Song | “Jesu, Joy of Man’s desiring” | #604

Sending Words

Sending Music | “O God Beyond All Praising” | by Gustav Holst
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