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“Pentecost Sunday: The Birthday of the Church”

May 20, 2018

Personal Meditation:   “I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.”  --John Wesley, How To Pray:  The Best of John Wesley on Prayer

PRELUDE          “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”                Organist

INTROIT     “Yonder Come Day”  (Rudoi)        HHS Chamber Singers

Cade Swayne, Shelby Knoll, Hannah McGuire, soloists



HHS CHAMBER SINGERS – New York Trip – Special Offering

Liturgist – Mary Meckenstock

*CALL TO WORSHIP    Psalm 104:24; 30-33

Leader:  O LORD, how manifold are your works!  In wisdom you have

made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

People: When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and

you renew the face of the ground.

Leader:  May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the

LORD rejoice in his works--

People:  Who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches

the mountains and they smoke.

Leader:  I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise

to my God while I have being.

*HYMN OF PRAISE                 “Spirit of God”    FWS#2117


“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

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS (10:45) – Today we welcome Tabitha Wolf and Garrett Keith who will be joining the church on Profession of Faith.  Their son, Noah Keith will be added to our preparatory rolls.  Please turn to page 33 in your hymnal as we do so.


I am the church!  You are the church!  We are the church together!  All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we’re the church together! (X2)

PRAYER CHORUS     “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is”         FWS#2119

PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                     UMH#895


“Even When He Is Silent”  (Arnesen)


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish

Offertory                       Variations on “Arfon”           Organist

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Scripture, Hymn and Sermon

SPECIAL MUSIC     “Earth Song”  (Ticheli)         HHS Chamber Singers


When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.  Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.  And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.  Amazed and astonished, they asked, ”Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?  Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”  All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”  But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”   But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.  Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.  No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:  ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.  Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.  And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.  The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.  Then everyone who calls on the name  of the Lord shall be saved.’

SPECIAL MUSIC              HHS Chamber Singers

“Da King Is Born Today”  (arr. M-Pact) Ryan Will, Eric Adams, Hannah McGuire, soloists

SERMON Rev. Mike Rose

“Pentecost:  Birthday of the Church”

*CLOSING SONG OF PRAISE “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”      FWS#2120


*POSTLUDE           Organist

Thank you teachers and volunteers for all your good work this year.

Sandy Henningsen

Erica Berges

Jessica Luck

Rebecca Kuehl

Molly McMurtrie

Shawn Henderson

Matt Dumler

Stacey Jones

Mark Hantla

Marie Henderson

Shauna Zweifel

Sarah Schwarz

Pastor Mike

Sue Rouse

Brad Schumacher

Meghan Brown

Melissa Pyle

Brenna Garcia

Mark Luck

Lisa McGrath

Joey Roth

Brett Bruner

Jill Arensdorf

Mike Cooper

Sandy Aldrich

Josh Zweifel

Deb Gross

Susan Dumler

Susan Jansonius

Kristi Lang

Jodi Coker

Jo Swayne



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

9:30  a.m.    Sunday School

9:30  a.m.    Coffee time -  parlor

4:30  p.m.    Endowment Committee – church parlor

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


10:30  a.m.    Staff Meeting

1:00  p.m.    Worship Committee


9:00  a.m.    Quilters

1:15  p.m.    Praise & Prayer – chapel

2:00  p.m.    Stephen Ministry


9:30  a.m.   UMW Reading Group – church library

6:30  p.m.   Youth Group – Middle School Welcome Night


10:00  a.m.   Youth Service Project

Happy Birthday:

May 20:  Edith Barrett, Beckie Holmes

May 22:  Kathy Clark, Olivia Herbel

May 23:  Joey Roth

May 24:  Morgan Bose, Betty Calvert, Ginger Hamilton, Molly McMurtrie

May 25:  Emersyn Brown, Glenn Ginther, LaVaughn Hull, Ron Katt,

Cashlyn Werth

May 26:  Alan Clingingsmith, Peyton Harris, Stacy McKennon, Norman Owings

Cameron Roth

May 27:  Jackson Berges

05-13-18 Worship Attendance 260       05-13-18 Sunday School 82

Greeters:  8:30  Ralph & Lorraine Howerton    10:45  Paul Jones

Feed the Hungry was 9 food items.

2018 Year to date Revenue     $189,760

2018 Year to date Expenses    $177,855

Thank you!  Your generosity in giving to the Families in Need Fund and the Fresh Start Loan Program helped these families through May 15:

Families in Need Fund – Aided 16 families with assistance totaling        $1,425.32

Fresh Start Loan Program- Aided 8 families with rent assistance            $2,825.00

Aided 1 family in an emergency                     $1,600.00

9 families                                                            $4,425.00*

*Money to be repaid at no interest within a year.


Feed the Hungry Sunday – If we all help a little we can help feed the hungry in Ellis County.

Prayer Concerns:

 Ron Herrman

Wade Jeffery

Cheryl Hall

Sue Jones

Gene Ochs

Dianna Jennings

Margo Clark (Lutz family)

John Chamberlain

Lambert Staab

Betsy Losey

Mackenzie Lewis

Rachel Palmberg

Bill Barker

A warm welcome to our guests.  You honor us with your presence!

Yep, it’s time to start writing notes for our first campers heading to “Shout to the Lord” at Camp Lakeside May 29.  Please stop by the Welcome Center and drop these kids and adults a quick note!  Shawn, Marie, Mallory and Nate Henderson, Aiden Burton, Jeston Conger, Kay Dees, Ashton Koerner and Corbin Luck.

THANK YOU CHURCH FAMILY!  Your generosity and support of our camping ministry brought in $1,192 from the Talent Showcase and $1,540 from our Bake Sale!!  As of now we have 47 campers signed up for church camp this summer – YAY!  That is once again up from last summer with 32% being new campers for FUMC 😊 We have currently depleted our camp fund, because sending all these kiddos to camp cost the church $3,198, so donations are always welcome for our campers!


A $145 endowed gift to celebrate 145 years of Methodism in Hays

Carl & Sue Boldra, Delbert Stanton, Jacinda Johnson & Eric Leuschner, Shirley Adams, Mike & Laura Gaughan, Bill & Betsy Losey, Greg & Gwen Daughhetee,

Curt & Jennifer Kitson, Ken & Dottie Kraus, Jeff & Marla Copper, Joe & Sue

Dolezal, Jim & Corrine Clark, Jim & Hannah Barrett, Sheryl Dreiling, Larry Good,

Dave & Karen Hendrickson, Harold & Virginia Kraus, Carolyn Miller, Marva Miller,

Rodney Ruff, Phil & Linda Stahlman, Lawrence & Louise Younger, Mike & Sharolyn Legleiter, Ralph & Lorraine Howerton, Mike & Donna Cooper, Keith & Kathy

Harper, Gary & Sheryl Blair, Ernie & Pam Bryant, Ron & Karol Katt, Gail & Linda

Palmberg, Duane & Shirley Steffen, Garner & Nancy Berg, Keith & Renee Eilts,

Elizabeth Innes, Harvey & Susan Jansonius, Virginia Lehman, Darren & Angie

Stieben, Lynn Fisher, Lois Lutz, Wilmer & Lorena Kellogg, Eric & Charlotte Rathke, Aven & Donna Weaverling, Elton & Wendy Beougher, Steve & Julie Paul, Rick & Diane Wolfe, Ed & Dixie Janzen & Shirley Smith, Marcia Bannister & Ken Griffin, Bill & Rita Barker, Earl & Sharon Carlson, Joe & Jan Edwards, Shirley Green, Kevin & Marla Homburg, Mark & Melanie Bannister, Glenn & Marilyn Ginther, LaVaughn Hull, Mike & Jill Arensdorf, Arris & Virginia Johnson, Marsha & Betty Swanson.

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.