Invitations for the Congregation from The Cedars

Posted May 18th, 2018

“A Musical Evening: Flute and Clarinet” – In the past, Kento Aizawa and Lillian Oeding have enhanced The Cedars Worship Services with special music. At 7 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, you are invited to the Wellness Center and enjoy an evening of fine music. Accompanist will be Jean Hendricks.

2nd Annual Ice Cream Social at The Cedars, planned for Sunday, June 3 – Come and enjoy homemade ice cream and cake from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. Entertainment will be provided by The Flatland String Band from Wichita. Invite your family and friends to this free event as our community continues to celebrate 125 years of service to our elders.

 

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Posted May 18th, 2018

Ivanna Moyer will graduate from McPherson College today. Ivanna will be honored at a reception from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. today, in the Church Social Room. Everyone is invited.

Today and Sunday, May 27th – During Spiritual Growth Time (Sunday School) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in the Sanctuary Building lower level classroom, Leadership Team Chair, Wylene Lengel, will be hosting successive ‘Dream Team’ sessions to receive your feedback. On the 20th the ‘Dream Team’ is asking the question, “What are your objective observations about the McPherson Church of the Brethren?” (Who are we right now?). On the 27th the ‘Dream Team’ is asking the question, “What are your Dreams for the McPherson Church of the Brethren?” (Who do we wish to be?). This feedback will be added to information already received and yet to be received in meetings to be held in June. In September, you will be asked to provide feedback about the ‘next steps’ for the McPherson Church of the Brethren.

“A Musical Evening: Flute and Clarinet” – In the past, Kento Aizawa and Lillian Oeding have enhanced The Cedars Worship Services with special music. At 7 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, you are invited to the Wellness Center to enjoy an evening of fine music, presented by Kento and Lillian. Accompanist will be Jean Hendricks.

Faith Formation Team invites you to join the Connection Experiment to expand your circle and exchange stories. June 6th and beyond!

“Splash Canyon” is the theme for Vacation Bible School which is planned for June 4-8 at the church. Registration is available on the church website (www.macbrethren.org) by clicking on the “Splash Canyon” tab.

For updates and additional information on disaster Service Opportunities in the Virgin Islands, see the May Newsletter or church website.

The Cedars Newsletter — Twice yearly, The Cedars publishes a newsletter for its constituents. If you are not currently on The Cedars mailing list and would like to receive the newsletter, please contact the McPherson CoB office to give permission for your name and address to be forwarded to The Cedars.

Jerry Bowen has been invited to serve as spiritual director at both Camp Colorado Senior High and Junior High Camps! Jerry was planning to fulfill the spiritual director role at senior high camp in June, but was sought out to fill the junior high position also. The Leadership Team has met and agreed that Jerry should proceed with this opportunity. We are pleased that Jerry can represent our church at Camp Colorado in this way.

Nine students from our congregation will be attending Church of the Brethren institutions of higher education during the 2018-19 school year. In support of these students, the McPherson CoB will be providing scholarships for each student at the beginning of each semester. To fund the fall scholarships, we still need $1000. Checks may be placed in an offering plate with “Higher Education Scholarship Fund” marked in the memo line.

Items for the Silent Auction are located in the Church Community Room. Proceeds from the auction will be deposited to the Facility Improvement Fund. To place bids or to learn more, contact Bud Taylor (taylorbud48@cox.net or 620.245.4836).

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent

For These We Pray for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Posted May 18th, 2018

The McPherson Church of the Brethren

Prayers for Roger and Carolyn Schrock are appreciated, while they serve in South Sudan.

Emails are welcome (rocaschrock@gmail.com).

  • Matt & Emily Ayers Family
  • Roger & Rosalie Black, Becki Bowman
  • Myrna Eis, Gladys Ford, Donita Goyen
  • Tami Grandison, Eloise Holman
  • Nancy Lengel, Maxine Miller
  • Jerrick Pfeiff, Gene Reinecker
  • Hazel Snell, Jeanette Stump
  • Scott Versaw
  • Deb H. Wagoner
  • Dick & Jerri Yeargan
  • Lowell Dell, brother of Cindy Kinnamon
  • Galen Neher, brother of Leon Neher
  • Jim Robbins, father of Dawn Hoffman
  • Terry Stieben, Save ‘N Share Manager
  • Doug Weddle, father of Jodi Holloway
  • Jerry Bowen, celebrating his birthday today
  • Our Leadership Team
  • Good Beginnings Preschool
  • McPherson County Schools
  • McPherson College
  • The Cedars Community, staff & residents

The Church of the Brethren Western Plains District

Sonja Griffith, District Executive

Jane Flora-Swick, Moderator

Ministries of the Western Plains District

The Church of the Brethren Denomination

David Steele, General Secretary, and all members of the CoB staff

Samuel Sarpiya, Annual Conference Moderator

In Our Nation and World

Victims of Natural Disasters and those responding to the devastation

The worldwide refugee crisis

CoB congregations in:

Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria, Spain, South Sudan, and Venezuela

Worship Participants for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Posted May 18th, 2018

  Pastoral Staff: Jerry Bowen, Chris Whitacre, Kathryn Whitacre

  Coordinator of Music and Organist/Pianist/Accompanist: Ellen Gilbert

  Director of Bells: Kendra Flory Director of Worship Choirs: Becky Snell

Ministers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All members of McPherson Church of the Brethren

Chancel Decor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shane Kirchner

Sharing Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb C. Wagoner

Acolytes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ada and Ari Prose

Children’s Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lara Schoming

Worship Leader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathryn Whitacre

Worship Choir Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Bowyer

Organ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Seamus Hnat

Brass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Goering, Darren Hendricks, Winona Godfrey

  Matthew Powers, Lindy Reynolds, LaMonte Rothrock

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ira Whitacre

Director/Cameras. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Goering, Rick Schrag, Chris Whitacre

Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shane Kirchner

Greeters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doug and Tandy Wine

Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff and Dani Crist, Brian, Kristen and Lindy Reynolds

Head Usher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Gayer

Balcony Usher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Goering

Childcare Attendants Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .to be announced

 

 

Childcare Attendants: Volunteers continue to be appreciated. You are invited to sign up on the church website (www.macbrethren.org), under the “Church Life” tab and click on “Surveys and Signups.”

Order of Worship for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Posted May 18th, 2018

Gathering Music    “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”    – arr. Wesley Hanson

Sharing Time

. . . a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.

Focusing Music    “I Call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ”    – Johann Sebastian Bach

Welcome Words

*Song of Welcome    “Wind Who Makes All Winds”

Wind who makes all winds that blow – gusts that bend the saplings low, gales that heave the sea in waves, stirrings in the mind’s deep caves – aim your breath with steady pow’r on your church, this day, this hour. Raise, renew the life we’ve lost, Spirit God of Pentecost. Raise, renew the life we’ve lost, Spirit God of Pentecost.

Fire who fuels all fires that burn – suns around which planets turn ,beacons marking reefs and shoals, shining truth to guide our souls – come to us as once you came; burst in tongues of sacred flame! Light and Power, Might and Strength, fill your church, its breadth and length. Light and Power, Might and Strength, fill your church, its breadth and length.

Holy Spirit, Wind and Flame, move within our mortal frame. Make our hearts an altar pyre. Kindle them with your own fire. Breathe and blow upon that blaze till our lives, our deeds, and ways speak that tongue which ev’ry land by your grace shall understand, speak that tongue which ev’ry land by your grace shall understand.

Invitation to Give

Giving Music    “Triumphant Spirit”    – Nicholas Hanson

Giving Prayer

Message in Music    “Let All the People Sing Praise!”    – Lloyd Larson

I was glad when they said unto me,

“Let us go into the house of Our God!”

Praise Our God in the sanctuary!

Praise Our God in the firmament!

Let the earth resound in joyous praise!

Let all the people sing praise unto Our God!”

Praise Our God, all you people,

Let God’s name be exalted from the dawn to the setting of the sun.

Praise Our God, all you people, worship Our God,

all you people glory to God who reigns o’er all the earth!

I have seen you in the sanctuary.

I‘ve beheld Your power and Your glory.

Because Your love is better than life;

with my lips I will praise and glorify You as long as, I live,

and I will lift my hands in praise to You!

Children’s Time                                                                                                         

Following story: Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Scripture Song    “Veni Sancte Spiritus”    #298

        Janelle Flory Schrock

Scripture Focus    Ezekiel 37: 1-14    The Message (MSG)

Message    “Not Dry Bones, but Weary Ones”    Jerry Bowen

*Sending Song    “Healer of Our Every Ill”    #377

*Sending Words

Sending Music    “Holy God, We Praise You”    – Wilbur Held

Please be seated for the Sending Music