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                                               July 9, 2017                      

Personal Meditation:  “I have been sometimes afraid you have suffered loss for want of a frank acknowledgment of the truth…If we openly avow that we approve, the fear or shame generally lights on them; but if we are ashamed or afraid, then they pursue and will be apt to rally us both out of our reason and religion.”  John Wesley:  From a letter to Ebenezer Blackwell – January 26, 1747 

 PRELUDE             “With Every Rising of the Sun”                  Organist                                                                                                               



          Liturgists:  8:30 Trevor Henningsen 10:45 Shawn Jeffery


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                   

Leader:     Praise God with shouts of joy, all people!  Sing to the glory

                 of his name; offer him glorious praise!      

People:    Say to God, “How Wonderful are the things you do!  Your

                 power is so great that your enemies bow down in fear

                 before you.”  

Leader:     Everyone on earth worships you; they sing praises to

                 you, they sing praises to your name.”                        

People:     Come and see what God has done, His wonderful

                  acts among men.

Leader:      He changed the sea into dry land; our ancestors crossed

                  the river on foot.  There we rejoiced because of what

                  he did.

People:     He rules forever by His might and keeps His eyes on the

                  nations.  Let no rebels rise against him.

Leader:      Praise our God, all nations; let your praise be heard.  He

                  has kept us alive and has not allowed us to fall.

People:      You have put us to the test, God; as silver is purified by

                   fire, so you have tested us.  But now you have brought

                   us to a place of safety.


*HYMN OF PRAISE        “We, Thy People, Praise Thee”         UMH#67   


*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  


TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES      Meredith Cory &  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       “O How He Loves You & Me”                FWS#2108                 

PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                                           

SPECIAL MUSIC                                           Jo Swayne & Meredith Cory

                           “For All You’ve Done”   (Lagerberg)  


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                     

Offertory                       “His Holy Presence”                            Organist                                   

*Doxology    “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”    UMH #94

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


                            Scripture, Songs and Sermon


NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                      2 Timothy 2:8-15

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal.  But the word of God is not chained.  Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.  The saying is sure:  If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us:  if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.  Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening.  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.


*GOSPEL LESSON                                                        Luke 17:11-19

 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.  As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.  Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”  And as they went, they were made clean.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.  He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.  And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean?  But the other nine, where are they?  Was none of them found to return and give  praise to God except this foreigner?”  Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way, your faith has made you well.”



Leader:  May God bless the reading and hearing of these words.

People:  Thanks be to God.

Leader:  The hour is coming, and now is, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.

People:  Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!  Give thanks to Him, bless His name!


*SONG OF PREPARATION      “He Has Made Me Glad”          FWS#2270



SERMON        “Faithfulness Under Pressure”             Mary Meckenstock

                                                                                       Certified Lay Speaker                 


*HYMN OF RESPONSE        “O Jesus, I Have Promised”           UMH#396                                                                             




*POSTLUDE                                                                              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

Phil Stahlman                                    




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                         


               8:00  a.m.    Youth Bible Study

               9:00  a.m.    Quilters

              10:00  a.m.    Good Samaritan – Rev. Stanton                                                                           

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer

                1:00  p.m.    Youth Bible Study


               7:30  p.m.     Youth Games


               8:00  a.m.    Lifetime Screening – dining room

               9:00  a.m.    Youth Community Service                                            


       07-02-17 Worship Attendance 236         07-02-17  Sunday School  84       

       07-03-16 Worship Attendance 244         07-03-16  Sunday School  71                      


                           Offering last Sunday                        $  8,009.00         

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00      


        Budget Needs to Date  $299,700.00   Offering to Date  $257,809.00     


                            Feed the Hungry was $1,500.00 and 0 food items


      Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda/Carol Purdy  10:45  Jim & Hannah Barrett          


              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.


Camp Notes Needed:  Alex Aldrich, Tegan Cain, Colter Conger, Jaren Kanak, Brandon Kennemer, Brandon Musil, Corey Musil, Dalyn Schwarz, Rilee Schwarz, Sage Zweifel, Mulu Bannister, Mikayla Koerner, Kari Satomi, and Hope Schumacher. 


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!

The 6 for Life Health Assessment measures your risk of developing 6 chronic diseases, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, COPD and lung cancer.  A customized report will determine which risk factors contribute most to your disease risk and are within your control to change.  Finger-stick blood tests along with biometric measurements are included with this assessment.  These are separate from our vascular screenings.  First United Methodist Church of Hays will be hosting a Life Line Screening preventive health event on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  Protect your health by registering today for the 6 for Life Health Assessment for $79. 

Do you know your TSH level?  Thyroid Disorders TSH can indicate an underactive thyroid

*20 million Americans have an underactive thyroid but half don’t know it

*An underactive thyroid can cause an increased risk of heart disease and lead to an enlarged heart

*Underactive thyroid is more common among men and women aged 60 and older


Life Line Screening offers a finger-stick blood test with results in less than 10 minutes.  Protect your health by finding out your risk of an underactive thyroid by having a TSH screening.  Life Line Screening will be at First United Methodist Church of Hays on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  TSH screening $49.


Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979 to schedule your appointment.  Take control of your health, knowledge is empowering.


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.