Worship Bulletin: 7/7/24

Worship Bulletin: 7/7/24

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 7, 2024 @ 10:15 a.m.
Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 3-7, 2024

♫Gathering Music | Hymn Medley
Ellen Gilbert, piano

Video Welcome

Sharing Time – Joys and Concerns | Cara Hudson                                                                                                                                                                                    

♫Centering Music | “Find Us Faithful” | arr. Carol Tornquist
Ellen Gilbert, piano

Responsive Opening Words | HWB #451 (text adapted)
   Jesus knelt down, demonstrating true humility of heart. Jesus stooped down and played the servant’s part.
   It is good and pleasant that we, as followers of Jesus, also – like servants – wash each other’s feet.

   Let us share in humble love.
   Let us live like Jesus, washing one another’s feet, humbling ourselves before God and one another.

♫Opening Song | “Jesus Took a Towel” | #449

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 | “Panis Angelicus” (O Lord Most Holy) | Cesar Franck
Ellen Gilbert, organ

Scripture Focus | 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 | David Becomes King Over Israel
5 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said,
“We are your own flesh and blood. 2 In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one
who led Israel on their military campaigns. And God said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.’”

3 When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a covenant with them at Hebron before God, and they anointed David king over Israel.

4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 
5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.

9 David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces inward. 
10 And he became more and more powerful, because God Almighty was with him.

♫Scripture Song | “Let us Break Bread Together” | #453
1 Let us break bread together 2 Let us drink wine together 3 Let us praise God together

Message | “being king” | Kathryn Whitacre     

♫Sending Song |“Be a Sower” 

Sending Words                                            

♫Sending Music | “The Whole Armor of God” | Lani Smith
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