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Human Relations Sunday

Theme:  Scriptural Holiness and the Social Gospel                                  

January 20, 2019

Personal Meditation:  “I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


PRELUDE                  “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”       Organist



                  Liturgist -   Mary Meckenstock 

*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 41:1-2

Leader:  Blessed is the one who considers the poor!                                    

People:  In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him; the LORD

  protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed 

  in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his


*HYMN OF PRAISE “O Spirit of the Living God”  (Vs 1,2,4) UMH#539    


“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 Sarah Broman             

Jesus bids us shine, With a clear, pure light, Like a little candle Burning in the night; In this world of darkness We must shine, You in your small corner, And I in mine.

PRAYER CHORUS    “Make Me a Servant”       FWS#2176     


CHORAL RESPONSE              “Lead Me Lord”  Chancel Choir



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish  

Offertory         “Sweet Hour of Prayer”              Organist                                                                                                

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving                               


SPECIAL MUSIC      “We Are Called”  (David Haas)     Meredith Cory

                            Scripture, Hymn and Sermon

OLD TESTAMENT Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor.  You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be.  Be careful that you do not entertain a mean thought, thinking, “The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,” and therefore view your needy neighbor with hostility and give nothing; your neighbor might cry to the LORD against you, and you would incur guilt.  Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.  Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.

NEW TESTAMENT           James 2:14-17

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?  Can that faith save him?  If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?  So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

*GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 25:35-40

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

*HYMN OF PREPARATION  (8:30) W&S#3105 

                             “In Christ Alone”  (Vs 1&4)

CHORAL ANTHEM  (10:45)    “Light of the World” Chancel Choir 

                (Mark Hayes)


MESSAGE       Pastor Mike Rose

        “Open Your Hand To The Poor And Needy In Your Land”


*HYMN OF RESPONSE        “Together We Serve”              FWS#2175


*POSTLUDE        Organist      


Prayer Concerns:

Bob Piatt

Wade Jeffery

Glenn Ginther

Chelsea Boldra Anderson

Dianna Jennings

Julie Ott (niece of Sheryl Dreiling)

John Chamberlain

Karen Hendrickson

Rachel Palmberg

Elton Beougher

Betsy Losey

Darryl Smika

Susan McRae Bickle

Margo Clark  (Lutz family)

Johnny Matlock (Johnny’s dad)

Deaths:  Marilyn Wasinger 01-15-19

  Services were at Brocks on 01-17-19

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

The pink carnation, near the lecturn, has been presented by United Methodist Women in honor of Rhen Jaye Petz.  Rhen is the daughter of Jay & Jordan Petz and has a big brother Bo.  Johnny & Sherri Matlock are grandparents of Rhen.  Rehn was born December 13, 2018 at Hays Med.

The pink carnation, near the lecturn, has been presented by United Methodist Women in honor of Scottie Quinn Moeder.  Scottie is the daughter of Cameron & Maggie Moeder and has big brothers Callen, Camdyn and Weston.  Jeff & Marla Copper are grandparents of Scottie and great-grandparents are Gary & Lela Eller.  Scottie was born January 9, 2019 at Hays Med.



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

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

 9:30  a.m.    Sunday School for all

 9:35  a.m.    “United Methodists Divided” – Pastor Mike in chapel

 Noon       Confirmation  – youth room

 6:00  p.m.   Finance Committee - parlor       


10:30  a.m.     Staff Meeting

4:00  p.m.     Worship Committee

6:00  p.m.     Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University – Room 207                                  


9:00  a.m.     Quilters

12:00  p.m.    CAB – Children’s Advisory Board – room 202

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


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

5:00  p.m.    Worship on Wednesday

     Meal – vegetable beef or potato soup, cheese/crackers,

                   salad, mixed fruit & cinnamon rolls

5:50  p.m.    Worship

6:15  p.m.    Programming

6:20  p.m.    Bell Choir

7:15  p.m.    Chancel Choir


7:00  p.m.    Trustee Committee - parlor



Happy Birthday:

January  20:  Lois Britten, Briella Brown, Kaden Schwartz, Carla Thomas 

January  21:  Noah Berges, Andrew Cain, Laura Gaughan  

January  22:  Deb Gross, Mitch Harris, Mary Meckenstock, Marilyn Wood  

January  23:  Randy McKennon, Dustin Smith

January  24:  Andrew Tincknell

January  25:  Stephanie Bainter, Noah Keith, Charlie Roe

January  26:  Vicki Kelly

January  27:  Lisa Brening, Jim Clark, McKinley Wamser


             01-13-19 Worship Attendance 331  01-13-19 Sunday School  82   


                          Greeters:  8:30   Patty Nicholas

          10:45   Betty Baker         


                             Parlor Hospitality Hosts -  Bob and Sheryl Cox                                                                    

            Feed the Hungry was $40.00 and 4 food items.


  2018 Year to date Revenue  $528,266   2018 Year to date Expenses    $542,986

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes being offered here at First United Methodist Church.  Classes begin January 14 through March 11 in room 207.  The cost of the course is $109.  To register at  Sam Gross

SAVE-THE-DATE and PURCHASE tickets beginning today,  Sunday, January 13 in the church parlor.  Rock & Roll The Night Away Valentines Dinner, Saturday, February 9.  Menu- spinach salad, butter bread sticks, choice of chicken kiev or baked steak, twice baked potatoes and rocky road dessert.  Performing will be “The Hendersons with Hondo Drums” and “Tiffany Barbee” who has performed in Las Vegas and Branson.  Rock & Roll 50’s-70’s, jazz, country, gospel and blues.  Nursery provided by reservation only.




        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, J.R. 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.

               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.