Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 14, 2019

Posted July 12th, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to the Ayers family (mom Emily, dad Matt, big sister Veda and big brother Dane) on the arrival of Everly Elizabeth Ayers. Born by cesarean on Friday, July 5, Everly weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20.5″ long.

HAITI WATER PROJECT FUNDRAISER is Sunday, July 14, 5 – 7 p.m., at 1433 Briarwood Lane. Special thanks to hosts Rita Beam, Gregg & Judy Stockstill and Dave & Bonnie Fruth.

WESTERN PLAINS DISTRICT CONFERENCE is July 26 – 28 in McPherson. Weekend presenters include Moderator Keith Funk, Sarah Mason, Bob Bates, Dinah Largo and Steven Schweizter. Registration deadline was Monday, July 8. Late registration is available with extra fees. REGISTER HERE

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS are needed during Sunday School and the Worship Service on Sunday, July 28. Many young children will be attending due to District Conference. Contact Daisy Friesen for more information.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL will be offered by the Faith Formation Team June 2 – July 28. Lela Beam and Pastor Jerry Bowen will co-teach “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.” Bible lessons and scripture will be matched with discussion about practical ways to be peacemakers.

Would you like to become a member? Would you like to dedicate your child(ren)? To initiate a conversation, express your intent or to ask questions, contact Pastors Chris, Jerry or Kathryn through the church office at 620.241.1109.

For These We Pray for Sunday, July 14, 2019

Posted July 12th, 2019

The McPherson Church of the Brethren

Becki Bowman | John Dilley | Donita Goyen | Tami Grandison | Eloise Holman | Ruth Howell | Eric Johnson | Herb Johnson | Maxine Miller  | Jerrick Pfeiff | Gene Reinecker | Jeanette Stump | Dick Yeargan | Reba Adams (Kendra Bowen’s mother) | Wilton Cherry (Jessica Griffith’s step-father)

Miriam (Mim) Robbins, mother of Dawn Hoffman, died on Saturday, June 29. A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 7, at the Covenant United Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Memorials can be given to the Clean Water Project Outreach of the United Methodists. Please continue to hold in prayer Dawn and Dan, their children David, Amy, and Matt (Abby) and the extended Robbins family.

Sarah Ullom-Minnich has joined the Peace Corps and will be living in Kosovo for two years. Click here to follow Sarah’s blog.

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David Steele, General Secretary and all CoB staff members | Donita Keister, Annual Conference Moderator

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Victims of Natural Disasters and those responding to the devastation | The worldwide refugee crisis | The humanitarian crisis at our borders | CoB congregations in Brazil, Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria, Spain, South Sudan and Venezuela

Worship Participants for Sunday, July 14, 2019

Posted July 12th, 2019

  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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michele Johnson

Sharing Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to be determined

Acolytes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reyna Bowen, Brielle Rothrock

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

Children’s Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beverly Minnich

Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Ward

Flutist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaitlyn van Asselt

Vocalists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Allan, Deb, Grace and Kaitlyn van Asselt

OUR VOLUNTEERS

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

Director/Cameras. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .to be determined

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

Greeters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jaymie Rothrock, LaMonte Rothrock

Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephen and Tina Burkholder, Jeff and Dani Crist

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

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

Childcare Attendant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .to be determined

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, July 14, 2019

Posted July 12th, 2019

HAITI WATER PROJECT

On average, Haitians only get to go to school for five years

before having to stay home and help their family.

 

Gathering Music    

“Louré”    – J. S. Bach

“Praise Him! Praise Him!”    – arr. Humphrey Turner

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    “By Waters Still” (Psalm 23:2)    – John Rasley

Opening Prayer    Clark Wells/Rex A. E. Hunt (adapted)

*Opening Song    “Where Cross the Crowded Ways”    #405

Invitation to Give    Katherine Hawker (adapted)

Giving Music    “On Eagle’s Wings”    – Michael Joncas

Giving Prayer    Luke 10: 25-37    Ross Byrd (adapted)

Special Music    “Be Thou My Vision”    – arr. Heather Sorenson

Children’s Time

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

Scripture Focus    Luke 10: 25-37

Scripture Song    “When I Needed a Neighbor”    Insert/Screens

There was a lawyer who, to disconcert Jesus, stood up and said,

‘Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’

Jesus said, ‘What is written in the Law? What do you read there?’

The lawyer replied, ‘You must love your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’

‘You have answered right,’ said Jesus. ‘Do this and life is yours.’

But the lawyer was anxious to be justified and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’

1 When I needed a neighbor, were you there, were you there?

When I needed a neighbor, were you there?

And the creed and the color and the name won’t matter, were you there?

Jesus replied, A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the

hands of brigands; they took all he had, beat him and then made off, leaving him half dead.

Now a priest happened to be traveling down the same road, but when the priest saw the man,

he passed by on the other side.

2 I was hungry and thirsty, were you there, were you there?

I was hungry and thirsty, were you there?

And the creed and the color and the name won’t matter, were you there?

3 I was cold, I was naked, were you there, were you there?

I was cold, I was naked, were you there?

And the creed and the color and the name won’t matter, were you there?

In the same way a Levite who came to the place saw him, and passed by on the other side.

4 When I needed a shelter, were you there, were you there?

When I needed a shelter, were you there?

And the creed and the color and the name won’t matter, were you there?

5 When I needed a healer, were you there, were you there?

When I needed a healer, were you there?

And the creed and the color and the name won’t matter, were you there?

But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion when he saw him, went up and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them.

The Samaritan then lifted him on to his own mount, carried him to the inn and looked after him. Next day, the Samaritan took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper saying:

“Look after him and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have.”

‘Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbor to the one who fell into the brigands’ hands?’ ‘The one who showed compassion,’ the lawyer replied.

6 When they put me in prison, were you there, were you there?

When they put me in prison, were you there?

And the creed and the color and the name won’t matter, were you there?

Jesus said, ‘Go and do the same yourself.’

7 Wherever you travel I’ll be there, I’ll be there, wherever you travel I’ll be there.

And the creed and the color and the name won’t matter, were you there?

Prayer of Confession    inspired by Luke 10: 25-37    Thom Shuman (adapted)

Message    “The One Who Showed Mercy”    Jerry Bowen

after an intentional pause – please rise for the Sending Song

*Sending Song    “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”    #145

*Sending Words 

*Sending Music    “Benedictus”    – Lorenzo Perosi

Reminder: The bulletin announcements/weekly newsletter are sent to your email address every Friday with the CoB Communications caption in the address line. You may receive a paper copy from an usher or pick one up from the stand by the elevator, on the sanctuary level, or from the literature rack immediately inside the front door of the Education Building.

*Please rise in body and/or spirit.

Ask about: Large Print Bulletins/Hymnals and/or

how to use the ‘Hearing Loop’ or ‘Sound Mate

Information for the Congregation for Sunday, July 7, 2019

Posted July 5th, 2019

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? is the theme for Vacation Bible School at the Monitor Church of the Brethren, July 8-12. Children ages 4 through the completion of 8th grade can participate. All are invited to the VBS Program on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Contact Shana Leck at 620.755.5098 for more information.

HAITI WATER PROJECT FUNDRAISER – All are invited to a picnic dinner on Sunday, July 14, at 1433 Briarwood Lane. Dinner will be served 5 – 7 p.m. and hosted by Rita Beam, Gregg & Judy Stockstill and Dave & Bonnie Fruth. Bring your family and friends! RSVP to Judy Stockstill @ 620.242.3536 or Bonnie Fruth @ 316.708.1760 by Monday, July 8.

WESTERN PLAINS DISTRICT CONFERENCE is July 26 – 28 in McPherson. Bob Bates will replace Roy Winter as Saturday evening’s speaker. Other weekend presenters include Moderator Keith Funk, Sarah Mason, Dinah Largo and Steven Schweizter. Registration deadline is Monday, July 8. Late registrations will be accepted with increased registration fees. REGISTER HERE

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS are needed during Sunday School and the Worship Service on Sunday, July 28. Many young children will be attending due to District Conference. Contact Daisy Friesen for more information.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL will be offered by the Faith Formation Team June 2 – July 28. Lela Beam and Pastor Jerry Bowen will co-teach “Just Peace/Restorative Justice.” Bible lessons and scripture will be matched with discussion about practical ways to be peacemakers.

DIRECTOR OF INTERCULTURAL MINISTRIES is a new position available at the Church of the Brethren General Office in Elgin, Ill. Review the job description and apply at COBApply@brethren.org.

THE SANCTUARY ORGAN has served our congregation well and is in need of major repairs. The bid for the proposed renovation by Reuter Pipe Organs is $27,000. More than $19,000 has been donated and/or pledged thus far. If you would like to support the renovation project, contact any member of the Worship Design Team (Doris Coppock, Kendra Flory, Ellen Gilbert, Jean Hendricks, Carol Ward, LeRoy Weddle or Kathryn Whitacre).

Name Tags – Contact the church office at 620.241.1109 if you need a new or replacement name tag.

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 or CHECK KWCH Channel 12 website closed list and the church Facebook page. When personnel can get to the church office, an ALL-CHURCH EMAIL will be sent