We Worship Together
“Pentecost Sunday: The Birthday of the Church”
May 20, 2018
Personal Meditation: “I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.” --John Wesley, How To Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer
PRELUDE “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” Organist
INTROIT “Yonder Come Day” (Rudoi) HHS Chamber Singers
Cade Swayne, Shelby Knoll, Hannah McGuire, soloists
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GREETING
HONORING OUR DEVOTED SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS
HHS CHAMBER SINGERS – New York Trip – Special Offering
Liturgist – Mary Meckenstock
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 104:24; 30-33
Leader: O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have
made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
People: When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and
you renew the face of the ground.
Leader: May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the
LORD rejoice in his works--
People: Who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches
the mountains and they smoke.
Leader: I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise
to my God while I have being.
*HYMN OF PRAISE “Spirit of God” FWS#2117
*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.”
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” UMH#70
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS (10:45) – Today we welcome Tabitha Wolf and Garrett Keith who will be joining the church on Profession of Faith. Their son, Noah Keith will be added to our preparatory rolls. Please turn to page 33 in your hymnal as we do so.
TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES Pastor Mike
I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we’re the church together! (X2)
PRAYER CHORUS “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” FWS#2119
PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER UMH#895
SPECIAL MUSIC HHS Chamber Singers
“Even When He Is Silent” (Arnesen)
OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Prayer of Dedication
Feed the Fish
Offertory Variations on “Arfon” Organist
*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow” UMH#95
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
Scripture, Hymn and Sermon
SPECIAL MUSIC “Earth Song” (Ticheli) HHS Chamber Singers
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 2:1-21
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ”Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
SPECIAL MUSIC HHS Chamber Singers
“Da King Is Born Today” (arr. M-Pact) Ryan Will, Eric Adams, Hannah McGuire, soloists
SERMON Rev. Mike Rose
“Pentecost: Birthday of the Church”
*CLOSING SONG OF PRAISE “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness” FWS#2120
Thank you teachers and volunteers for all your good work this year.
8:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship Services
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
9:30 a.m. Coffee time - parlor
4:30 p.m. Endowment Committee – church parlor
6:00 p.m. Finance Committee – church parlor
10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
1:00 p.m. Worship Committee
9:00 a.m. Quilters
1:15 p.m. Praise & Prayer – chapel
2:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
9:30 a.m. UMW Reading Group – church library
6:30 p.m. Youth Group – Middle School Welcome Night
10:00 a.m. Youth Service Project
May 20: Edith Barrett, Beckie Holmes
May 22: Kathy Clark, Olivia Herbel
May 23: Joey Roth
May 24: Morgan Bose, Betty Calvert, Ginger Hamilton, Molly McMurtrie
May 25: Emersyn Brown, Glenn Ginther, LaVaughn Hull, Ron Katt,
May 26: Alan Clingingsmith, Peyton Harris, Stacy McKennon, Norman Owings
May 27: Jackson Berges
05-13-18 Worship Attendance 260 05-13-18 Sunday School 82
Greeters: 8:30 Ralph & Lorraine Howerton 10:45 Paul Jones
Feed the Hungry was 9 food items.
2018 Year to date Revenue $189,760
2018 Year to date Expenses $177,855
Thank you! Your generosity in giving to the Families in Need Fund and the Fresh Start Loan Program helped these families through May 15:
Families in Need Fund – Aided 16 families with assistance totaling $1,425.32
Fresh Start Loan Program- Aided 8 families with rent assistance $2,825.00
Aided 1 family in an emergency $1,600.00
9 families $4,425.00*
*Money to be repaid at no interest within a year.
OUTREACH ITEMS DUE TODAY IN THE CHURCH OFFICE!
Feed the Hungry Sunday – If we all help a little we can help feed the hungry in Ellis County.
Margo Clark (Lutz family)
A warm welcome to our guests. You honor us with your presence!
Yep, it’s time to start writing notes for our first campers heading to “Shout to the Lord” at Camp Lakeside May 29. Please stop by the Welcome Center and drop these kids and adults a quick note! Shawn, Marie, Mallory and Nate Henderson, Aiden Burton, Jeston Conger, Kay Dees, Ashton Koerner and Corbin Luck.
THANK YOU CHURCH FAMILY! Your generosity and support of our camping ministry brought in $1,192 from the Talent Showcase and $1,540 from our Bake Sale!! As of now we have 47 campers signed up for church camp this summer – YAY! That is once again up from last summer with 32% being new campers for FUMC 😊 We have currently depleted our camp fund, because sending all these kiddos to camp cost the church $3,198, so donations are always welcome for our campers!
ALTAR FOUNDATION 2018 SUSTAINING MEMBERS
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.
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.