We Worship Together            

Theme:  “Giving Sight to the Blind”

November 10, 2019

Meditation:   “Death is no more than passing from one room into another.  But there’s a difference for me, you know.  Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” – Helen Keller         

PRELUDE            “My Tribute”                    Organist



- Moment for Mission  -  Service within the Service  

Liturgist –  Mary Meckenstock   

*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 146:1-7

Leader:  Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!           

People:  I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises

to my God all my life long.  

Leader:   Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there

is no help.

People:   When their breath departs, they return to the earth; 

on that very day their plans perish.      

Leader:    Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose

hope is in the LORD their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.



“Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”        


“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 Catherine Miller        

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful; the Lord God made them all.  Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, God made their glowing colors, and made their tiny wings.  All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful; the Lord God made them all.


PRAYER CHORUS     “Be Thou My Vision”   (Vs 1&3)     UMH#451                        



SPECIAL MUSIC       “Our Father’s World”          Bell Choir & Organ



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish 

Offertory “To God be the Glory”           Organist           

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Scripture, Hymn and Sermon


Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory?  How does it look to you now?  Is it not in your sight as nothing?  Yet now take courage, O Zerubbabel, says the LORD; take courage, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; take courage, all you people of the land, says the LORD; work, for I am with you, says the LORD of hosts, according to the promise that I made you when you came out of Egypt.  My spirit abides among you; do not fear.

NEW TESTAMENT Acts 9:17-18

So Ananias went and entered the house.  He laid his hands on Saul and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on  your way here, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was restored.  Then he got up and was baptized.

*GOSPEL LESSON Luke 18:35-43

As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.  When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening.  They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”  Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  He said, “Lord, let me see again.”  Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved  you.”  Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.

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

People:  Thanks be to God!


“We Will Glorify the King of Kings”


 SERMON   “Opening the Eyes of the Blind”        Pastor Mike Rose                                              


“Open My Eyes, That I May See”


*POSTLUDE     Organist                       

Prayer Concerns:

Dorothy McRae

Dianna Jennings

Becky Saddler

Wade Jeffery

Joy Glick

Rachel Palmberg

Sara & Finley Hayden

Betsy Losey

Doyle Miller (Troy)

Darryl Smika

Craig Green

Susan McRae Bickle

Valerie Yu

Mike & Jane Young

Wayne Stewart

Glenn Ginther

Kelly Sitzman (Bob & Sheryl Cox)

Zachary Kuntz

Lila Link (Pastor Mike’s aunt)

Francis Hey, Jr. (Klausmeyer)

Michael Huber (Barbara)

Bob Gates (Jackie Powell)

Myrilyn Barr (Michell Inman)

Holly (sister of Sue Boldra)

Jim Mullen



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

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

9:30  a.m.    Sunday School

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

7:00  p.m.    Annual Charge Conference – sanctuary

7:30  p.m.    High School Boys Bible Study


10:30 a.m.    Staff Meeting

4:00  p.m.    Worship Committee

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

7:00  p.m.    Shalom Circle – church alcove – Karen Wilson & Kathy Albers  World Thank Offering            


9:00  a.m.     Quilters

10:00 a.m.     Good Samaritan – Troy Miller                                                                        

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

2:00  p.m.     Stephen Ministry  


6:00  a.m.    Men’s Bible Study – room 205 –  Matt Dumler

9:15  a.m.    Naomi Circle – Nancy Jones, Becky Johnson, 3209 Thunderbird World Thank Offering

10:00 a.m.   Ellis County Ministerial Association – 1st Call for Help

1:30  p.m.    Rebekah Circle – church alcove – Betty & Marsha Swanson

World Thank Offering           

5:00  p.m.    WOW  – Worship on Wednesday – children’s auditions     

Meal –  scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, salad, fruit, muffins

5:50  p.m.     WOW Worship

6:15  p.m.     WOW Classes

6:20  p.m.     Spirit Ringers

7:15  p.m.     Chancel Choir


Noon             Gab ‘N Go – Room 207


Happy Birthday: 

November  10:  Florence Fellers, Paul Jones, Darrin Lynch  

November  11:  Trey Brown, Michael Copper, Bob Cox, Kylie Moritz, Meagan Wiggs 

November  12:  Janet Bolander, Ken Johnson

November  13:  Don Branda, Kathy Kaseforth, Caleb LaFond, Betty Swanson

November  14:  Tracy Kennemer, Kari Satomi, Parker Unruh

November  15:  Hollie Herbel, Sara Teeter

November  16:  Russ Henningsen, Layci McGrath, Kayla Satomi, Rhonda Westerman

November  17:  Barbara Jones


11-03-19 Worship Attendance 467  11-03-19 Sunday School  117               

Greeters:  8:30  Carl & Ann Grahs   10:45  Billie McCall  

Parlor Hospitality Hosts – John & Sharon Irvin              

Feed the Hungry was 2 food items.        

2019 Year to date Revenue  $396,680  2019 Year to date Expenses  $415,852

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 sanctuary lights are being worked on.  Trying to find a solution!

The mitten trees are now up in the parlor.  Please bring mittens, scarves, hats, earmuffs, etc. and place them on the trees.  All items will be taken to USD 489 for the children who often come to school without these items.  Blessings to all who share in this mission community outreach project.  All items need to be placed on the trees before November 17.

Xander Swayne is asking his church family for help.  In order to fulfill a class assignment for Building Effective Work Team this semester, his group is organizing a food drive to help children and families in need for Thanksgiving.  He will be picking up all donations the weekend of November 16-17 in order for his team to take inventory of items and make sure they are delivered in time for the holiday.  There will be a collection tub in the Welcome Center for all donations.  Thank you!

Hays High School Food Pantry – Food Items Needed!

Cereal, canned chicken and chicken helper, canned tuna and tuna helper, macaroni and cheese cups, fruit cups, pop tarts, fruit snacks,  cheez-its, canned vegetables, and ramen noodles.

Christmas CD’s by Max Haverfield are available in the church office.  

($15.00 each)

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


 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, Ken & Becky Johnson, Kevin & Marla Homburg,  Bob & Pam Gillen, Dale & Marsha Newell, Lois Lutz, LaVaughn Hull

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.