Worship Bulletin: 9/3/23

Worship Bulletin: 9/3/23

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 3, 2023 @ 10:15 a.m.

Gathering Music | “Morning Has Broken” | arr. F. Bock
Dan Masterson, piano

Video Welcome

Sharing Time: Joys & Concerns

Centering Music | “Hymn of Promise” | Sleeth/arr. J. Carter
Dan Masterson, piano

Responsive Opening Psalm of Praise (Psalm 105: 1-6)

Give praise to God, proclaim God’s name; make known among the nations what God has done.
Sing to God, sing praise to God; tell of all God’s wonderful acts.

Glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts of those who seek God rejoice.
Look to God and God’s strength; seek God’s face always.

Remember the wonders God has done, God’s miracles, and the judgments God pronounced.
You – God’s servants, the descendants of Abraham, God’s chosen ones, the children of Jacob – Praise God!

Opening Song | “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life” | #405

Story for the Children | Barbara Wagoner

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

Musical Offering | “It is Well With My Soul” | Bliss/arr. M. Hayes
Dan Masterson, piano

Scripture Focus | Romans 12: 9-21
Love in Action
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. 
Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in
prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be
proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not
take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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

Message | “Paul’s Insane Request” | Jerry Bowen

Sending Song | “Heart with Loving Heart United” | #420

Sending Words

Sending Music | “Benediction” (God Be in My Head) | arr. Masterson
Dan Masterson, 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