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Memorial Sunday

Theme:  Simon Peter:  From Cowardice to Courage      

May 26, 2019

Meditation:  “Courage is not the absence of fear; it is mastery of

fear, not resistance of fear.”  Mark Twain 


PRELUDE     “How Great Thou Art”    Organist



Liturgist –  Benton McGrath

*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 40:1-3

Leader:   I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.            

People:  He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Leader:  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.

People:  Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.


*HYMN OF PRAISE      “My Hope Is Built”      UMH#368


“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 TIME   Jaren Kanak & Lilian McGrath        

Jesus loves me!  This I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to him belong; they are weak, but he is strong.  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  Yes, Jesus loves me!  The Bible tells me so.

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

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE DIED SINCE LAST MEMORIAL DAY   A red rose is on the altar in memory of each who are named today.  If you are a family member of one we lift up, please come forward after the service ends and take the red rose in honor of your loved one.


Kathy Ukele, Dr. Larry Good, Norma Chittenden, Mary Ellen Thornton, Marie Grover, Kathryn Miller, Shirley K. Adams, Jay Douglas Fellers, Bob Lowen, Ron Herrman, Marilyn Wasinger, Elton Beougher, Warren Kraus, Charlotte Becker, Herschel Betts.


SPECIAL MUSIC     “God Be With You”  (arr. Selah)       Fisher Trio


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish 

Offertory    “Abide With Me”         Organist

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Scripture, Hymn and Sermon

NEW TESTAMENT         2 Peter 1:2-3

May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

NEW TESTAMENT          Acts 4:1-13

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came to them, much annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming that in Jesus there is the resurrection of the dead.  So they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.  But many of those who heard the word believed; and they numbered about five thousand. The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high-priest, Caiaphas, John,

and Alexander, and all who were of the high priestly family.  When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?”  Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead.  This Jesus is ‘the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.’  There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.

*GOSPEL LESSON John 21:15-19

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”  He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.”  Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”  A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”  He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.”  Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.”  He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me ?”  Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?”  And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”  Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.  Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished.  But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.”  (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.”)  After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God!

*HYMN OF PREPARATION “The Summons”   FWS#2130

SERMON       “From Cowardice to Courage”      Pastor Mike Rose


*HYMN OF RESPONSE         “Here I Am, Lord”      UMH#593                                                       


*POSTLUDE                 Organist                                             

Prayer Concerns:

Jim Mullen               

Glenn Ginther

Bob Piatt

Wade Jeffery

Chelsea Boldra Anderson

Dianna Jennings

John Chamberlain  

Rachel Palmberg

Francis Hey, Jr.

Betsy Losey

Darryl Smika

Lois Lutz

Susan McRae Bickle

Michael Huber

Julie Craig

Zachary Kuntz


Marilyn Davidson

Deaths:  Charlotte Becker 05-15-19 (mother of Faye Klein)

                Herschel Betts 05-15-19 (husband of Jody Betts)         

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



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

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

9:30  a.m.    Sunday School for all

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

9:35  a.m.   “Simon Peter” –Pastor Mike in chapel




Annual Church Conference – Topeka – May 28 – June 1

9:00  a.m.     Quilters                                                                 

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


6:00  a.m.    Men’s Bible Study – room 205 – “Fight” – Matt Dumler                                   6:15  p.m.   “Simon Peter” – Pastor Mike’s class – room 207

6:15  p.m.    Men’s Bible Study – room 205 – “Fight” – Troy Miller

7:00  p.m.    Youth Group


10:00  a.m.    Youth Bootcamp

10:15  a.m.    Via Christi – Troy Milller

1:00  p.m.    Youth Service Project _________________________________________________________________                 

Happy Birthday: 

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

 Cameron Roth  

May  27:  Jackson Berges, Trenton Holdeman

May  28:  Virginia Gray, Carol Purdy

May  29:  Matt Roth

May  31:  Ernie Bryant

June    1:  Bill Hayden, Savannah Schneider

June    2:  Don Dillinger, Bill Kennedy


05-19-19 Worship Attendance  215   05-19-19 Sunday School  85  

Greeters:  8:30  Carol Purdy      10:45  Eric Rathke                

Parlor Hospitality Hosts – Phil & Linda Stahlman, Vipan Kumar

Feed the Hungry was $125.00 and 12 food items.

Nebraska  Flood Disaster Donations To-Date   $5,092.00 


2019 Year to date Revenue  $192,799  2019 Year to date Expenses  $185,364

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.                            

The gold mum on the altar is in memory of Dr. Larry Good and all other veterans.  Larry has provided a gold mum for many years in honor of all veterans.

Visit the curio cabinet in the parlor and see the beautiful Intarsia wood creations of Bob Fairbank.

The honor of your presence is requested at a memorial service for Ron Herrman, our former custodian, on Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m.

Services will be held at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, 403 S. 13th,  WaKeeney, KS.  Please let the church office know if you plan to attend so that the family may arrange to have adequate seating at the memorial service.

BACKPACKS FOR KIDS 2019  -  It is time to begin donating items for “Backpacks for Kids”.  Currently we do not have a suggested list of supplies but will have one soon.  The collection box will be located in the parlor under the coat racks.  The box will arrive around May 29-30.  If you have a student that will need a backpack this fall, there are forms in the welcome center for you to pickup and complete.  Thank


Men’s Bible Study Wednesdays, at 6 am in Room 205 and at 6:15 pm in Room 205.   Everyone welcome!  The new series is called “Fight”.

The AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is here!!  It is located outside the Church Office in the hallway across from the elevator.

The Healthy Congregations Committee is teaming up with the Ellis County EMS to offer AED & CPR training at Hays FUMC.  You can choose Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m., and you can choose between Non-certified or Certified CPR.  Both options will be available at each training session with Non-certified training lasting approximately 1.5 hours and Certified training lasting 2 hours.  Training will be in the dining hall.  Please call the church office at 625-3408 or email Bev at to register so that we can have an appropriate number of instructors at each session.  If you are a  member of the church who is here frequently for meetings or work, consider becoming certified!


A $146 endowed gift to celebrate 146 years of Methodism in Hays 

Carl & Sue Boldra, Don & Pauline Branda, Armin & Vicki Kelly, Jacinda Johnson & Eric Leuschner, Mike & Sharolyn Legleiter, Rev. Delbert Stanton, Ernie & Pam Bryant, Michael & Donna Cooper, Jeff & Marla Copper, Greg & Gwen Daughhetee, Lynn Fisher, Jaci Gottschalk, Keith & Kathy Harper, Ralph & Lorraine Howerton, Ken & Dottie Kraus, Jim & Hannah Barrett, Keith & Renee Eilts, Harvey & Susan Jansonius, Ron & Karol Katt, Curt & Jennifer Kitson, Harold & Virginia Kraus, Carolyn Miller, Rodney Ruff, Phil & Linda Stahlman, Duane & Shirley Steffen, Joe & Sue Dolezal, Sheryl Dreiling, Shirley Green, Tom & Debra McDonald, Rev. Garner & Nancy Berg, Marsha Swanson, Darren & Angela Stieben, Aven & Donna Weaverling, Stephen & Marilyn Wood, Rick & Diane Wolfe, Lawrence & Louise Younger, Gary & Sheryl Blair, Rita Barker, Virginia Lehman, Dave & Karen Hendrickson, Marva Miller, Gail & Linda Palmberg, Mike & Jill Arensdorf, Eric & Carol Harfmann, Ed & Dixie Janzen, Denise Ring, Thomas & Emily Decker, Harvey & Marilyn Davidson, Mike & Laura Gaughan, Wilmer & Lorena Kellogg, Elizabeth Innes, Gerard & Tammy Wellbrock, Shirley Smith, Harl & Lavena Stump, Arris & Virginia Johnson, Wendy Beougher, Bonnie Dilley, Steve & Julie Paul.

Thank you!  Your generosity in giving to the Families in Need Fund and the Fresh Start Loan Program helped these families through October 31:

Families in Need Fund – Aided 34 families with assistance totaling      $   2,935.36                                  

 Fresh Start Loan Program- Aided 25 families with rent/utilities            $11,705.00 

                                                 Aided 1 family in an emergency                   $   1,600.00

                                                 59 families                                                        $ 16,290.36

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