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                                                           Stephen Ministry and Adult New Beginnings

                                                                                       August 27, 2017                   


Personal Meditation:  “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”  John Wesley   


PRELUDE                  “I Am Thine, O Lord”                          Organist                                                                                                           




                                   Liturgist: Armin Kelly 


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 130:1-5

Leader:    Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.                  

People:   Lord, hear my voice!  Let your ears be attentive to the

                voice of my supplications!

Leader:    If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who

                could stand?

People:   But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be


Leader:    I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.      


*HYMN OF PRAISE                    “In Christ Alone”                 W&S#3105


*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                               Matt Dumler                     

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.                            

BAPTISM AND NEW MEMBERS JOINING                                                                                                                                                                   
BAPTISM HYMN  (10:45)    “Baptized in Water”  (vs 1)        FWS#2248                                                                                                                         
Shyla Brummer and Alex Sturgeon will join the church and Shyla Brummer, Breckyn and Tenley Sturgeon will be baptized.                                      
BAPTISM HYMN (10:45)    “Baptized in Water”   (vs 3)        FWS#2248                                                                                                                          

PRAYER CHORUS                     “Breathe”                               W&S#3112


PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                                           


SPECIAL MUSIC             “The Potter’s Hand”                 Meredith Cory

                                      (Darlene Zschech)



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                      

Offertory                                “Pastoral”                                   Organist                                                                                                                                     

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


OLD TESTAMENT                                                              Job 2:11-3-1

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all these troubles that had come upon him, each of them set out from his home—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite.  They met together to go and console and comfort him.  After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.


NEW TESTAMENT                                                                Acts 6:1-6

Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.  And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait on tables.  Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task, while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word.”  What they said pleased the whole community, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.  They had these men stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.                        


*GOSPEL READING                                                           Luke 10:25-37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.  “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”  And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”   But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.  Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them.  Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.  Which, of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”  He said, “The one who showed him mercy.”  Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God!


*SONG OF PREPARATION              “Rule of Life”                   W&S#3117


SERMON      “Christian Caregiving, A Way of Life”    Pastor Mike Rose


STEPHEN LEADER COMMISSIONING  10:45                                                                   


*HYMN OF RESPONSE                  “Rule of Life”                   W&S#3117                     



*POSTLUDE              “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”                  Organist                                         


Prayer Concerns:                                                    

Ron Herrman                                                         

Ed Barr (Michelle Inman’s Dad)

Michael Copper

Greg Braun (Virginia Lehman’s brother)


Continuing Prayer Concerns:            Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                  J.R. Grabbe

Sue Jones                                                John Chamberlain

Betsy Losey                                        

Rachel Palmberg   



Joan Henry 08-18-17

Services were 08-25-17


Ruth Ann Patterson 08-19-17

Services were 08-23-17





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

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


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

                5:45  p.m.    CAB  - Children’s Advisory Board

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

                8:00  p.m.    Administrative Board                   


                9:00  a.m.    Quilters



             10:30   a.m.    Prayer and Praise – chapel

             11:00   a.m.    Peddlers’ Fair Planning Meeting – dining room alcove

                7:00  p.m.    Sanctuary Choir

                7:30  p.m.    Youth Bible Study



      08-20--17 Worship Attendance 305        08-20-17   Sunday School    86      

      08-21-16  Worship Attendance 370        08-14-16   Sunday School  162                 


                            Offering last Sunday                       $  5,851.00              

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00

        Budget Needs to Date  $377,400.00  Offering to Date  $326,907.00

                                 Feed the Hungry was 12 food items.                                                                   

                  Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda  10:45  Billie McCall             


              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.

                           LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available

                                    Please ask an usher.

Heart to Heart Dessert Challenge, Saturday, September 23 from

1-3 p.m., Big Creek Mall. For more information contact Gail Kuehl, Lisa Blide or Kari Schultz.


Peddlers’ Fair Planning time has arrived.  The UMW welcomes anyone who is interested to attend this meeting August 30th at 11 am in the

dining room alcove.


Please support the United Methodist Campus Ministry by providing a salad or dessert for their Thursday night meal and worship.  Call the church office (625-3408) if you could help this semester.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Monday, September 11 from 12:30-6:30.  Please call the church office to sign up to donate blood.


First Rehearsal;  August 23, 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.


Please check the Information Center in the parlor for Suppers 8 sign-up sheets.  Everyone needs to sign up even if previously involved.  There will be coffee and cinnamon rolls at 9:30 on Sunday, September 10 for those interested.  Please join us.  Cutoff for sign-up is September 10.


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, Harv & Marilyn Davidson,

Gerard & Tammy Wellbrock, Bob & Pam Gillen.