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            2nd Sunday of Easter – Theme:  “Creed: I Believe in God”

                                              April 23, 2017


Personal Meditation:   “Oh that God would give me the thing which I long for!  That before I go hence and am no more seen, I may see a people wholly devoted to God, crucified to the world, and the world crucified to them.  A people truly given up to God in body, soul and substance!  How cheerfully would I then say, ‘Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”  - John Wesley      


PRELUDE   “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (arr McDonald)  Organist



-Today we welcome the Fort Hays State University Singers under the direction of Terry Crull; accompanied by Pam McGowne.





*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 90:1-2; 17

Leader:  Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

People:  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had

               formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to

                everlasting you are God.

Leader:  Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper

              for us the work of our hands—O prosper the work of our



*HYMN OF PRAISE       “For the Beauty of the Earth”             UMH#92


*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH           Apostles’ Creed                  UMH#881


*GLORIA PATRI             “Glory Be to the Father”                    UMH#70  


A CAMPING MOMENT                                 Amber McMurray-Stanley

                                                         Program Director, Camp Lakeside


TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES                   Henderson family                                 

This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine. This little light of

mine I’m going to let it shine. This little light of mine I’m going to let

it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.


SONG OF PREPARATION               Fort Hays State University Singers

                “Think on Me” (J. Mulholland)           Terry Crull, Director

                                                            Pam McGowne, Accompanist


PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                               Pastor Mike Rose


CHORAL RESPONSE                       Fort Hays State University Singers

            “Bless Us This Day”  (J. Knowles)             Terry Crull, Director

                                                            Pam McGowne, Accompanist



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                          for “Blessing Bags”    

Offertory                          “A Crown for Me”                              Organist                                       

*Doxology    “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”    UMH #95

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


                        Scripture, Songs and Sermon


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                              Genesis 1:1-5

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.  And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.


SONG OF PREPARATION                  Fort Hays State University Singers     

      “Sure On This Shining Night”  (Lauridsen)        Terry Crull, Director

                                                               Pam McGowne, Accompanist        

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                         Revelation 7:4-12

And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the people of Israel:

From the tribe of Judah twelve thousand sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of God twelve thousand, from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand sealed.  After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands.  They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”  And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever!  Amen.”


CHORAL ANTHEM                                Fort Hays State University Singers

       “John Saw duh Number”  (Shaw & Parker)        Terry Crull, Director

                                                                  Pam McGowne, Accompanist



*GOSPEL LESSON                                                             John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.  “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.                                                                   

SERMON                                                                     Rev. Mike Rose    

“Creed:  I Believe in God the Father, The Creator of Heaven & Earth”                                                   




*POSTLUDE                  “Hail the Risen Lord”                        Organist                                                           


Prayer Concerns:

Janis Baker (Chelsea Dickey’s grandmother)            

Julie Salm       

Rachel Palmberg                                                            

Phil Stahlman

Nancy Bates                                                   

Pam Gillen                                                              

Paul McRae

Ron Herrman



Continuing Prayer Concerns:             Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                 J.R. Grabbe

Ruth Patterson                                   Sue Jones

Betsy Losey                                         John Chamberlain

Francis Catney                                   



Have you ever considered joining the Altar Foundation?  Gifts are based on $1 per year of Methodism in Hays, or $144 for 2017.  Gifts are endowed and grants are approved from the funds to further the mission of Hays First United Methodist Church.  Already a sustaining member…Thanks for joining!


Jacinda Johnson & Eric Leuschner, Carl & Sue Boldra, Ernie & Pam Bryant, Jim & Corrine Clark, Sheryl Dreiling, Delbert Stanton, Lawrence and Louise Younger, Shirley Adams, Jeff & Marla Copper, Keith & Renee Eilts, Keith & Kathy Harper, Ken & Becky Johnson, Curt & Jennifer Kitson, Bill & Betsy Losey, Carolyn Miller, Steve & Marva Miller, Paul & Nancy Jones, Ron & Carol Katt, Ken & Dottie Kraus, Mike & Jill Arensdorf, Greg & Gwen Daughhetee, Betty Innes, Larry Good, Harold & Virginia Kraus, Mark & Melanie Bannister, Gary & Sheryl Blair, Lynn Fisher, Mike & Laura Gaughan, Dave & Karen Hendrickson, Ralph & Lorraine Howerton, Virginia Lehman, Gail & Linda Palmberg, Phil & Linda Stahlman, Garner & Nancy Berg, Verona Chapman, Mike & Donna Cooper, Rodney Ruff, Shirley Smith, Rick & Diane Wolfe, Derrick & Valerie Yu, Jim & Hannah Barrett, Ed & Dixie Janzen, Mike & Sharolyn Legleiter, Steve & Julie Paul, Bill & Rita Barker, Joe & Sue Dolezal, Arris & Virginia Johnson, Shirley Green, Wilmer & Lorena Kellogg, Lance & Cathy Russell, Elton & Wendy Beougher, Lois Lutz, Marcia Bannister & Ken Griffin, Eric & Carol Harfmann,  Bonnie Dilley, Joe & Jan Edwards, Lee Fisher, Tom & Deb McDonald.




8:30 &  10:45  a.m.   Worship Services

               9:30  a.m.    Sunday School

               9:30  a.m.    Youth Sunday School – Youth Center

               9:30  a.m.    Coffee time parlor

               9:30  a.m.    Camp Sunday Bake Sale – parlor till noon

              11:45  a.m.    Boy Scout Venture Fundraiser – dining room

                                    (pancakes, sausage & eggs)                      

               4:30  p.m.    Endowment Committee – church parlor

               5:15  p.m.    Confirmation Class – dining room

               6:00  p.m.    Finance Committee – church parlor

6:00  p.m.    GAB, “Girlfriends and the Bible” Youth Room


               1:00   p.m.    Worship Committee – church parlor

               6:45   p.m.    Council on Ministries – church dining room

               8:00   p.m.    Administrative Board – church dining room


               9:00  a.m.    Quilters                                

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer                                                                             


               9:30  a.m.   UMW Reading Group – church library                             

                5:00  p.m.   W.O.W. - 5-6 p. m. meal (cooks choice)                                      

                6:15  p.m.   W.O.W. programming                            

               6:20  p.m.    Bell Choir                        

                7:15  p.m.    Chancel Choir – Fellowship Hall


               30 Hour Famine - youth


       04-16-17 Worship Attendance  643               04-16-17 Sunday School  121   

       04-17-16 Worship Attendance  446               04-17-16 Sunday School  118  

                          Offering last Sunday                         $  9,125.30          

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00

                         Easter Offering  (Easter Sunday)     $  5,679.00


          Budget Needs to Date  $177,600.00  Offering to Date  $164,712.00


                           Feed the Hungry was $107.00 and 16  food items.


               Community Assistance Center is in desperate need of food.                                                               


                       Greeters:  8:30  Bill Losey     10:45  LaVaughn Hull               


              A warm welcome to our guests.  You honor us with your presence!


             The nursery is available during both worship services.                                                 


Hearing assist units are available for use during the services.  Please ask an usher.



There will be a new member Joining Sunday on April 30th.  If you are interested in joining Hays FUMC, please call the church office at 625-3408.


Please call the church office and let us know of family members that will be graduating from colleges and universities this spring.


TODAY Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home 20 Year Anniversary celebration at 2 p.m.  204 W 7th. Prayer vigil, tours and refreshments.


Healthy Congregations Annual Retreat April 28-29, Junction City.  Register online at