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                                                                              September 10, 2017                        


Personal Meditation:  “Providence brings no less a person that Pharaoh’s daughter just at that juncture, guides her to the place where this poor infant lay, inclines her heart to pity it, which she dares do, when none else durst.  Never did poor child cry so seasonably, as this did; the babe wept, which moved her compassion, as no doubt his beauty did.”  John Wesley, commentary on Exodus 2:5.        


PRELUDE                       Fanfare on “Lyons”                        Organist                                                                                                       




                                Liturgist:  Mary Meckenstock    


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 100:1-5

Leader:    Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.

People:    Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence

                 with singing.       

Leader:    Know that the LORD is God.  It is he that made us, and we

                are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

People:   Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with

                praise.  Give thanks to him, bless his name.

Leader:    For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever,

                and his faithfulness to all generations.          


*HYMN OF PRAISE       “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”          UMH#89           


*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                     

Moses, Moses, won’t you tell us How’d you ever part the seas?  “God provided all I needed, With his help it was a breeze.”                            


PRAYER CHORUS        “Down to the River to Pray”            W&S#3164                                            



CHORAL RESPONSE  (10:45)                                          Chancel Choir

“Wonderful Words of Life”                                                                 


SPECIAL MUSIC                          “One Drop”

                             (Tiffany Arbuckle-Lee & Matt Bronleewe)  

                   Sage Zweifel, Mallory Henderson, Nate Henderson,

                                        Shawn & Marie Henderson                               



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                      

Offertory                         “Jesus Loves Me”                              Organist                                                                                                                                   

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving



OLD TESTAMENT                                                        Exodus 2:1-10

Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.  The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months.  When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river.  His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.  The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river.  She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it.  When she opened it, she saw the child.  He was crying, and she took pity on him.  “This must be one of the Hebrews’ children,” she said.  Then his sister said to  Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?”  Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Yes.”  So the girl went and called the child’s mother.  Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.”  So the woman took the child and nursed it.  When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son.  She named him Moses, “because,”  she said, “I drew him, out of the water.”


NEW TESTAMENT                                                       Acts 7:17-22

“But as the time drew near for the fulfillment of the promise that God had made to Abraham, our people in Egypt increased and multiplied until another king who had not known Joseph ruled over Egypt. He dealt craftily with our race and forced our ancestors to abandon their infants so that they would die.  At this time Moses was born, and he was beautiful before God.  For three months he was brought up in his father’s house; and when he was abandoned, Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son.  So Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in his words and deeds.           


*GOSPEL READING                                                           Luke 2:22-33

When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord.  “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”  Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.  It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.  Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”  And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 

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

People:  Thanks be to God!


*SONG OF PREPARATION  8:30                                              FWS#2145

“I’ve Got Peace Like a River”              


CHORAL ANTHEM  10:45        “Go Down Moses”            Chancel Choir

                                                   (Tom Shelton)    


SERMON     “The Saving Waters of Moses Birth”       Pastor Mike Rose                                                                


*HYMN OF RESPONSE  “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand”  UMH#724                 




*POSTLUDE                                                                                      Organist                                         


Continuing Prayer Concerns:            Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                  J.R. Grabbe

Sue Jones                                                John Chamberlain

Betsy Losey                                         Ron Herrman

Rachel Palmberg                                   

Hurricane Harvey victims

Montana Forest Fire victims





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

                9:35  a.m.    Moses Study – chapel – Pastor Mike

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

                                      Study:  “When God Doesn’t Fix It”                            


              10:00  a.m.   Staff Meeting

              12:30  p.m.   American Red Cross Blood Drive – dining room

                1:00  p.m.   Worship Committee

                7:00  p.m.   Shalom Circle – Kathy Clark & Shirley Green – alcove

                7:00  p.m.   Staff/Parish Relations Committee – church library                   


                9:00  a.m.    Quilters

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

                2:00  p.m.    Stephen Ministry training – church library                          


               9:15   a.m.    Naomi Circle – Virginia Kraus & Nancy Jones

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

                1:30  p.m.    Rebekah Circle – Sheryl Cox & Carol Purdy – alcove

                5:00  p.m.    WOW begins – meal

                5:50  p.m.    WOW worship

                6:15  p.m.    WOW programming                                                                    

                6:20  p.m.    Bell Choir

                7:15  p.m.    Chancel Choir                                                                 


                9:00   a.m.    Crafters  


                9:00  a.m.    Moms in Ministry – Room 203 (pre-school SS room)

              12:00  p.m.    GAB To Go (Girlfriends and the Bible) – Room 207

                8:00  p.m.     Youth Game Night                                                                          

      09-03--17 Worship Attendance 246        09-03-17   Sunday School   72         

      09-04-16  Worship Attendance 207         09-04-16   Sunday School   60                   

                Special Offering for Hurricane Victims    $  5,532.00

                            Offering last Sunday                       $10,362.00             

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00

        Budget Needs to Date  $399,600.00  Offering to Date  $342,988.00

                                        Feed the Hungry was 9 food items.                                                                   

         Greeters:  8:30  Norman & Karen Owings  10:45 Don & Sharon Barton    

              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.


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.


UMCOR Special Offering to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.


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 Suppers 8 sign-up sheets.  Everyone needs to sign up even if previously involved.  There will be coffee and cinnamon rolls at 9:30 TODAY for those interested.  Please join us.  Cutoff for sign-up is TODAY.


Informational meeting for Guatemala Mission Trip on Sunday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room.


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.