We Worship Together
December 5, 2021
Second Sunday of Advent
Please sign the attendance pads that are in the hymnal racks.
PRELUDE “We Gather Together” Noah Erichsen, organist
(Carolyn, Hamlin, Nichols Richard)
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS and MOMENT FOR MISSION
Moment for Mission: United Methodist Student Sunday
*AFFIRMING OUR MISSION
“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.”
*CALL TO WORSHIP 8:30 Rodney Ruff 10:45 Mark Luck family
Leader: In a world where so many despair,
People: God lights a candle of hope in our hearts.
Leader: We wait together for a Savior,
People: who will be Immanuel, Christ the Lord.
Leader: Hear the word of the Lord:
By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance,
O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas. Psalm 65:5
People: Let us worship God of Hope.
*OPENING HYMN OF PRAISE UMH#567
“Heralds of Christ”
CHILDREN’S TIME Sarah Miller
“Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” UMH#229
Infant holy, infant lowly, for his bed a cattle stall; oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the babe is Lord of all. Swift are winging angels singing, noels ringing, tidings bringing: Christ the babe is Lord of all.
PRAYER HYMN “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Vs 1,4) UMH#230
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
SPECIAL MUSIC Traditional Christmas Carols: “O Come Emmanuel”
and “Carol of the Bells”
Noah Schumacher, Martha Miller, Cathy Drabkin
TITHES & OFFERINGS
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory “Reflection” (Douglas Wagner) Noah Erichsen, organist
Feed the Fish
“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”
CHORAL ANTHEM (10:45) Chancel Choir
“Advent Message” (Martin How)
Alexandra Rome, director Hannah Barrett, pianist
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.
But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. Do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. “I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God!
SERMON “Looking the Part” Pastor Craig Hauschild
*CLOSING HYMN UMH#220
“Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Vs 1, 2, 4)
*POSTLUDE “Nettleton” (David Lasky) Noah Erichsen, organist
JOYS AND CONCERNS:
Address for Sheryl Johnson as she receives treatments:
Staybridge Suites – Room 238
4220 East Virginia Avenue
Glendale, Co 80246
December 5: Christopher Pyle
December 6: Virginia Johnson
December 8: Meghan Brown, Susan Jansonius, Virginia Kraus,
December 9: Brecklyn Kinderknecht
December 10: Mike Arensdorf, Jaci Gottschalk
December 11: Charlie Stieben
Andrea Guy (aunt of Joe & Jan Edwards)
If you or a family member are in the hospital, please call the church office if you would like to be on the prayer list or to let the pastor know at 625-3408.
Hearing assist units are available from the ushers.
The “Longest Night” service will be held Tuesday, December 21 at 7 pm in the sanctuary.
Poinsettias in memory of Steve Dennis, son of Chris Trauer, in memory of Mark Trauer, son of Duane Trauer and in memory of Duane Trauer by Chris Trauer.
STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP:
Advent Study, room 207, began Wednesday, December 1 at 6:15 pm. The Heart That Grew Three Sizes: Finding Faith in the Story of the Grinch by Matt Rowles.
VOLUNTEER AND OUTREACH:
Center for Life Experience 103 C East 27th Street, Oak Plaza
-Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 pm
Healing Hearts, an opportunity to connect with other parents and family members who have lost a child.
-Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 pm
Offering hope, encouragement & understanding to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
-Saturday, December 11 at noon – Special Holiday Luncheon
Offering hope, encouragement and understanding to those who have suffered an adult loss such as a spouse, parent, sibling or friend.
One Way to Give
Do you receive required minimum distributions (RMD’s) from tax-deferred investments and do not need the income? Then consider directing some or all such distributions be payable directly to Hays First United Methodist Church. That way you avoid unneeded taxable income and receive credit for tax-deductible donations. For further information, contact your tax accountant or your investment plan administrator.
Cookie bakers needed! Sunday, December 12 is our Cookies for Camp Fundraiser to help send our kids to church camp. Bake any type of cookie, please mark if they contain nuts, and bring them to the church the Wednesday before or on Sunday. Thank you!
Pledges for 2022 are still welcome. Pledge Cards are available in the Church. This will assist the Church in our budgeting for next year. Thank you! The Finance Committee
HAYS HIGH SCHOOL FOOD PANTRY - don’t forget our students during the school year. They need our help. You can drop off your food donations or monetary contributions at the church. Remember to label your check HHS Food Pantry.
COLLECTING gently used or new stuffed animals and books for the Topeka Correctional Facility. Thanks – Sarah Miller
The Mitten Trees-The annual mitten tree donations begin today. Please bring new warm hats, mittens/gloves, and scarves for students of all ages, kindergarten through high school to the church, and place them on the Mitten Trees. All of the items collected will be donated to USD 489 schools. This First United Methodist Church annual project has been greatly appreciated by families within the school district who cannot afford to purchase these important items. Please bring your hats, mittens/gloves and scarves to the church and place them on the trees or in the baskets located in the parlor and in the dining room of the church. Every item donated helps keep a youth or child warm during the cold winter months.
11-28-21 Worship Attendance approx. 221
Sunday School 42 On-Line Worship Attendance 246
Greeters: 8:30 a.m. Ralph & Lorraine Howerton
10:45 a.m. Gail & Linda Palmberg
Today: 9:30 am until 12:15 UMW will be selling Peddlers’ Fair items
in the church parlor today!
8:30 a.m. Worship Service – nursery provided - sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School -Coffee Shop Style - alcove
9:45 a.m. “The Gathering” – Worship Center - downstairs
10:45 a.m. Worship Service – nursery provided – sanctuary
12:00 p.m. Confirmation
4:00 p.m. Pageant Dress Rehearsal
4:00 p.m. Worship Committee
6:00 p.m. High School Girl’s Bible Study
6:00 p.m. GAB – Girlfriends and the Bible
6:30 p.m. High School Boy’s Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:15 p.m. Education Committee
7:00 p.m. Administrative Board – room 207
7:00 p.m. UMW Carols and Cookies-sanctuary, dining rm
9:00 a.m. Counter Meeting – dining room
4:00 p.m. Loving Hands/Loving Hearts - parlor
6:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
9:15 a.m. Naomi Circle – Becky Johnson, 3301 Torrey Pines
12:00 p.m. Rebekah Circle luncheon
5:00 p.m. WOW - Worship on Wednesday
5:00 p.m. WOW – meal – pizza and cake
6:00 p.m. WOW – Worship
6:15 p.m. WOW – Children’s Christmas Pageant
6:15 p.m. Spirit Ringers Bell Choir – west balcony
7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir in sanctuary
8:00 a.m. DCOM meeting here till 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m. GAB – Girlfriends and the Bible
ALTAR FOUNDATION 2021 SUSTAINING MEMBERS
A $148 endowed gift to celebrate 148 years of Methodism in Hays
Mike & Jill Arensdorf, Mike & Donna Cooper, Jeff & Marla Copper, Greg & Gwen Daughhetee, Keith & Renee Eilts, Wilmer & Lorena Kellogg, Curt & Jennifer Kitson, Donna Weaverling, Rick & Diane Wolfe, Lawrence & Louise Younger, Delbert Stanton, Rodney Ruff, Ron & Karol Katt, Eric & Carol Harfmann, Mike & Sharolyn Legleiter,
Derek Huber, Don & Pauline Branda, Ernie & Pam Bryant, Joe & Jan Edwards, Phil & Linda Stahlman, Virginia Lehman, Gail & Linda Palmberg, Carolyn Miller, Josh & Shauna Zweifel, Sheryl Dreiling, Taylor & Sheryl Bemis, Jim & Hannah Barrett, Carl & Sue Boldra, Betty & Marsha Swanson, Sam & Debra Gross, Virginia Kraus, Nancy Berg, Keith & Kathy Harper, Steve & Marilyn Wood, Jaci Gottschalk, Harl & Lavena Stump, Ed & Dixie Janzen, Shirley Smith, Jacinda Johnson & Eric Leuschner, Steve & Julie Paul, Harvey & Marilyn Davidson, Betty Innes, Joe & Sue Dolezal, Tom & Debra McDonald, Harvey & Susan Jansonius, Gary & Sheryl Blair, Mark & Becky Kellerman, Denise Ring, Ken & Becky Johnson, Ken & Dottie Kraus, Gerard & Tammy Wellbrock, Duane & Shirley Steffen, David & Karen Hendrickson, Mike & Laura Gaughan, Jarrod & Stacey Jones, Marva Miller, Ralph & Lorraine Howerton, Patty Nicholas, LaVaughn Hull, Marcia Bannister & Ken Griffin, Wendy Beougher, Eric & Charlotte Rathke.
A warm welcome to our guests. You honor us with your presence!
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