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                          We Worship Together

            Restored:  Who Left This Mess – Communion Sunday

                        Red, White and Blue Jean Sunday

                                                July 02, 2017                   


Personal Meditation:  “Is man by nature filled with all manner of evil?  Is he void of all good?  Is he wholly fallen?  Is his soul totally corrupted?  Or, to come back to the text, is “every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually?”  Allow this, and you are so far a Christian.  Deny it, and you are but an Heathen still.”  (Sermon 44:  On original sin:  Wesley. Works VI:63)


PRELUDE                   “God of Our Fathers”                            Organist                                                                                                               




*OPENING PRAYER IN UNISON                                           UMH#429


*HYMN OF PRAISE           “America the Beautiful”             UMH#696   


*AFFIRMING OUR MISSION:  “The Mission of Hays First United Methodist Church is to share the Word of God with all people through spiritual growth, worship, fellowship and service.”


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


HOLY BAPTISM (10:45)  Please turn in your hymnals to page 33 as we

baptize Ellis Dean Brown, son of Michael and Blythe Brown and

brother of Emersyn.


TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES                             Jo Swayne                                       

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.


PRAYER CHORUS   “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”   FWS#2193        


PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                     Pastor Mike Rose                      


SPECIAL MUSIC                                        Kylie Moritz &  Meredith Cory

                          “How Great Thou Art”  arr. Lloyd Larson                   



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                     

Offertory                     “Reflections on America”                      Organist                                   

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving






Pastor:  All that has been laid upon me, I willingly take upon myself.

Let us pray.

Congregation:  Lord God, bless the ministries of your Church.  We

thank you for the variety of gifts you have bestowed upon us.  Draw us together in Spirit, that each of us may use our differing gifts as members of one body.  May your Word be proclaimed with faithfulness, and may we be doers of your Word and not hearers only.  As we who have died and risen with Christ in baptism gather at his table and then scatter into the world, may we be one in service to others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Leader:  Let us join together in saying:

Congregation:  The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen.

Pastor Rose:  The peace of the Lord be always with you.

Congregation:  And also with you.



Today we welcome as our new Youth Director, Matt Dumler and his family.

                            Scripture, Songs and Sermon


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                  Genesis 2:4-9

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.  In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground—then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.  And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.  Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                           2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell.  Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.




*GOSPEL LESSON                                                             Luke 18:9-14

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt:  “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus,  ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’  But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’  I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Leader:  The word of God for the people of God.

People:  Thanks be to God.


*SONG OF PREPARATION    “Unsettled World”   (Vs1&4)    FWS#2183


SERMON        “Restored:  Who Left This Mess?”        Pastor Mike Rose


*HYMN OF RESPONSE  (8:30 only)                                      UMH#435

                          “O God of Every Nation” (Vs 1&4)  


HOLY COMMUNION—Please turn in your hymnals to page 12 as we celebrate a Service of Word and Table II.



            “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (Vs 1,4&5)              UMH#717

            “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)”  (Vs 1&4)      UMH#697

            “This Is My Song”                                                    UMH#437




*POSTLUDE            “A Nation’s Hymn of Praise”                    Organist                                                          


Prayer Concerns:

Rachel Palmberg                                                            

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                                    Phil Stahlman



July 2nd – Red, White and Blue Jean Sunday!  Wear your red and white shirt with your blue jeans and bring a covered dish for a Red, White and Blue Jean Lunch!  The church will grill hot dogs and hamburgers and provide tableware and drinks.  Come and celebrate with your church family!



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

               9:30  a.m.    Sunday School – Summer Sunday School

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

               9:30  a.m.    Coffee time parlor

               9:35  a.m.    “Restored” Class – Pastor Mike in the chapel

              12:00  p.m.    Red, White & Blue Luncheon – dining room                         


                1:00  p.m.    Worship Committee – parlor                                


               Church Office Closed to observe U.S. Independence Day


               7:30  p.m.     Youth Games


               9:00  a.m.    Youth Community Service                                            


       06-25-17 Worship Attendance 200         06-25-17  Sunday School  76       

       06-26-16 Worship Attendance 257         06-26-16  Sunday School  73                     


                           Offering last Sunday                        $  8,448.00         

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00      


       Budget Needs to Date  $288,600.00   Offering to Date  $249,800.00    


                            Feed the Hungry was $11.00 and 20 food items.


     Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda/Carol Purdy  10:45  Larry & Darlene Plymell  


              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.


The altar flowers are in loving memory of Ve Chandler from Barbara Jones and family.


Hays 1st UMC Church Facilities Technician – we are in need of a full time Church Facilities Technician who will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the church buildings and grounds.  If you or someone you know would be qualified for this position, please request a copy of the job description in the office or by email. (


“Free” primitive Fitbits (aka pedometers) to help you motivate for exercise and stay healthy.  Pick one up in the parlor.


Camp Notes Needed:  Abby Koech, Brynn Zweifel, Corbin Luck


Registration for Backpacks for Kids can be done one of three ways:  check our information center in the parlor where you will find registration forms.  Complete a form and mail in, complete the form online or call  785-623-2800 to register.  For Donation Items also check our information center for a list of items needed.  There is a collection box in the parlor under the coat rack.  Thank You!



Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First United Methodist Church of Hays on 07-13-17.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:  blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.  Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit circle or text the word circle to 797979


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, Darren & Angela Stieben, Glenn & Marilyn Ginther, Duane & Shirley Steffen, John Charles, Leta Stukesbary, LaVaughn Hull, Harl & LaVena Stump.