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Theme:  Welcome the Child

September 23, 2018

Personal Meditation: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”—Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

PRELUDE   “Clairion Call”         Bell Choir


Big Brothers/Big Sisters – Molly McMurtrie

Enough Stewardship Campaign – John Booze

Liturgist – Troy Miller

*CALL TO WORSHIP                           Psalm 1:1-6

Leader:  Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the

wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in

the seat of scoffers;

People:  but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law

they meditate day and night.

Leader:  They are like trees planted by streams of water, which

yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not

wither.  In all that they do, they prosper.

People:  The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind

drives away.

Leader:   Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor

sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

People:  for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but

the way of the wicked will perish.

*HYMN OF PRAISE      “Come, We That Love the Lord”      UMH#732


“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

CHILDREN’S MOMENT Heather Musil      

Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world; red, brown, yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world.


“Children of the Heavenly Father” (Vs 1 & 2)

PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                     UMH#895

CHORAL RESPONSE (10:45)  Chancel Choir

“Bless the Lord, O My Soul”


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish

Offertory                 “Jesus Loves Me”                             Organist

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

SPECIAL MUSIC               “He”   (arr. Alfred Reed)

Marla Homburg, Raymond Brent, Abbey & Charlie Stieben

Scripture, Hymn and Sermon

OLD TESTAMENT    Proverbs 31:10-11

Hear, my child, your father’s instruction, and do not reject your mother’s teaching; for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck.  My child, if sinners entice you, do not consent.

NEW TESTAMENT    Galatians 3:25-28

But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.  As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

*GOSPEL LESSON          Mark 9:33-37

Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?”  But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest.  He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”  Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

*HYMN OF PREPARATION  (8:30)         UMH#548

“In Christ There Is No East or West”

CHORAL ANTHEM (10:45)     Chancel Choir

“The Meditations of My Heart”    (Elaine Hagenberg)

SERMON          “Welcome the Child”                 Pastor Mike Rose

*HYMN OF RESPONSE     “Let There Be Peace on Earth”     UMH#431


Prayer Concerns:

Ron Herrman

Wade Jeffery

Margo Clark (Lutz family)

Sue Jones

Johnny Matlock (Johnny’s dad)

Dianna Jennings

Susan McRae Bickle

John Chamberlain

(Dorothy’s daughter)

Rachel Palmberg

Bill Losey                           

Betsy Losey

Darryl Smika

Deaths:  Joseph Kebenei  09-16-18

(Rev. Alice Koech’s brother)

Rev. Ezekiel and Rev. Alice Koech and family

924 East 1st

Russell, KS  67665

Enough:  Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity

On Sunday, October 7th, we will  begin a churchwide study and worship emphasis called Enough:  Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity.  Over a period of 4 weeks, we will look at some of the financial challenges facing us as a nation and examine our own spending, saving, and giving habits.  In addition to exploring Biblical principles of financial management, we will learn ways to assess our financial situation and develop a financial plan that will allow us to experience the true joy that comes through simplicity and generosity.

At the end of the emphasis, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of giving for the coming year.  We will consecrate these commitments on Sunday, November 4th, and Sunday, November 11th.  Please prayerfully consider leading a small group study during this time.

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



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

9:30  a.m.    “Getting Connected” class -  Pastor Mike – chapel

9:30  a.m.    Fellowship & Refreshments – parlor

6:00  p.m.    GAB (Girlfriends and the Bible) – youth room


10:30  a.m.   Church Staff Meeting

4:00  p.m.    Worship Committee - parlor

6:30  p.m.    Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University – Room 207

6:45  p.m.    Council on Ministries, (Church & Society not meeting)

8:00  p.m.    Administrative Board – dining room


9:00  a.m.    Quilters

Noon      Children’s Advisory Board (CAB) pre-school room

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

2:00  p.m.    Stephen Ministry – Room 207

6:00  p.m.    Ukraine Choir Slide Show – sanctuary

6:30  p.m.    Ukraine Choir Prelude – sanctuary

7:00  p.m.    Ukraine Choir Concert - sanctuary


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

5:00  p.m.    Worship on Wednesday

Meal – chicken strips, tator tots, salad, corn, cookies

5:50  p.m.    Worship

6:15  p.m.    Programming

6:20  p.m.    Bell Choir

7:15  p.m.    Chancel Choir

7:15  p.m.    Meet the Church Staff – parlor


10:15  a.m.    Via Christi


Noon      GAB – Girlfriends and the Bible – Room 207

Happy Birthday:

September 24:   Karol Katt

September 25:   Dave Hendrickson, Don Scheibler

September 26:   Deanna Doerfler

September 28:   Meghan Musil, Lyle Russell

September 29:   Haley George, Valerie Yates

September 30:   R.W. Stuart, Kay Unruh

09-16-18 Worship Attendance  373     09-16-18 Sunday School  122

Greeters:  8:30  Ralph & Lorraine Howerton 10:45  Virginia Lehman

Parlor Hospitality Hosts -  Bob & Sheryl Cox

Feed the Hungry was $50.00 and 8 food items.

2018 Year to date Revenue  $265,832    2018 Year to date Expenses    $275,842

Thank you!  Your generosity in giving to the Families in Need Fund and the Fresh Start Loan Program helped these families through August 7:

Families in Need Fund – Aided 27 families with assistance totaling        $2,585.63

Fresh Start Loan Program- Aided 22 families with rent/utilities            $  9,942.00

Aided 1 family in an emergency                   $  1,600.00

23 families                                                        $11,542.00

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

Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee hosting a “Meet the Church Staff” on Wednesday, September 26 from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

The power of God is greater than any language or other cultural barrier.  When you welcome members of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus into your home as your guest, you will greet many of them as brothers and sisters in Christ. As you get to know their stories, you may find that you and your guests have many things in common. When the KSOC performs at Hays First United Methodist Church on September 25 at 7:00 p.m. many of these musicians will memorably move you as they share their talents with you.  Plan to host a pair of musicians and welcome them into your heart and home.  We pray that you’ll be making friends for life.  Please call the FUMC office to volunteer to open your home.

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.


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 and Bonnie Dilley, Ken & Becky Johnson, Eric & Carol Harfmann, Bob & Pam Gillen, Harvey & Marilyn Davidson, Harl & LaVena Stump