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                                        We Worship Together                              

                                              August 6, 2017                   


Personal Meditation:  “A Christian! Are you so?  Do you understand the word?  Do you know what a Christian is?  If you are a Christian, you have the mind that was in Christ and you so walk as he also walked, you are holy as he is holy, both in heart and in all manner of conversation.  Have you then the mind of Christ?  And do you walk as Christ walked?  From John Wesley:  A Farther Appeal to Men of Reason and Religion (1745), pt. 1 in Works  


 PRELUDE               “Let Us Break Bread Together”                    Organist                                                                                                           




MISSION MOMENT  8:30  Kari Schultz  10:45  Gail Kuehl


                                   Liturgist:  Marie Henderson  


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                Psalm 71:1-4; 12        

Leader:    In you, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to


People:   In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline

                your ear to me and save me.

Leader:    Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for

                you are my rock and my fortress.                                 

People:   Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,

                from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.

Leader:    O God, do not be far from me; O my God, make haste to

                help me!


*HYMN OF PRAISE       “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”        UMH#110   


*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                                   Jo Swayne    

Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear; things I would ask him to tell me if he were here; scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea, stories of Jesus, tell them to me.                            


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


PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                                           


SPECIAL MUSIC               Shawn & Nate Henderson & Ashton Koerner

                    “Let Me Feel You Shine”  (David Crowder)




Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                      

Offertory                            “For Communion”                             Organist                                                                                 

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


SCRIPTURE READING                                                     Isaiah 55:1-6


SERMON   “How to get a handle on Happiness!”  Rev. Delbert Stanton                      


*HYMN OF RESPONSE             “My Hope is Built”              UMH#368                      


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






                                              Sermon Notes


  1. Make an_______________________ instead of an excuse.

vs. 1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!”


  1. Choose to ____________________ the migration to misery.  vs. 2  “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?


  1. Intentionally __________ an authentic relationship with God.  vs. 2b-3 “Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.  Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live.” 

      1 Peter 1:8 “Though you have not seen him, you love him, and

       even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and

       are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”


Prayer Concerns:                                                    

Ron Herrman                                                         

Ed Barr (Michelle Inman’s Dad)

Denton Rathke

Marilyn Wood


Continuing Prayer Concerns:            Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                  J.R. Grabbe

Ruth Patterson                                    Sue Jones

Betsy Losey                                         John Chamberlain

Rachel Palmberg                                            






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” – Chapel – Rev. Delbert Stanton


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

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


                8:00  a.m.    Youth Bible Study

                9:00  a.m.    Quilters

               10:00 a.m.    Good Samaritan – Pastor Mike

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer                                                                                                                    

                1:00  p.m .   Youth Bible Study


                7:30  p.m.     Youth Games


                9:00  a.m.     Youth Community Service




       07-30-17 Worship Attendance 198        07-30-17  Sunday School 72          

       07-31-16 Worship Attendance 221        07-31-16  Sunday School 98                       


                            Offering last Sunday                       $   6,265.00             

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00      


        Budget Needs to Date  $344,100.00   Offering to Date  $295,877.00   


                          Feed the Hungry was $50.00 and 20 food items


               Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda  10:45  Marilyn Davidson             


              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.


              LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available – ask an usher.




First Rehearsal;  August 19, Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:15 in the fellowship hall.

What is Chancel Choir about?

*Singing in perfect harmony: chosen by God; one voice (unity); robed (clothed) in grace

*Singing with purpose:  to build up the  body (teaching and encouraging)

*Singing to the glory of God:  intentionally putting the glory of God on display through our music

*And just a lot of fun!!!!!!


Please check the Information Center in the parlor for a list of items needed for the Hays High School Pantry.  Monetary donations, school supplies, easy to prepare, non-perishable food items, after school snacks, personal hygiene products, household items, backpacks, etc. are needed for high school students.  See the display in the parlor.


The Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) is accepting applications for the Worship on Wednesday (W.O.W.) Meal Coordinator position for Fall, 2017 through Spring, 2018.  The Meal Coordinator is responsible for the planning, preparation, staffing, serving, and clean-up of Wednesday evening meals for W.O.W. For a job description or more information, please stop by the church office or call 625-3408.



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, Elizabeth Innes.