We Worship Together
August 16, 2020
Theme: “Love Is…A New Commandment”
Meditation: “Agape doesn’t love somebody because they’re worthy. Agape makes them worthy by the strength and power of its love. Agape doesn’t love somebody because they’re beautiful. Agape loves in such a way that it makes them beautiful.”—Rob Bell
PRELUDE Hannah Barrett, Organist
“Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above” (Forrest/arr. Wagner)
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, and GREETING
Liturgists: Troy Miller & Mary Meckenstock-Gribben
Mission Moment – UM Campus Ministry Mask Challenge Backpack Ministry
CONFIRMATION (10:45) Jeston Conger
*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 89:1-4
Leader: I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
People: I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
Leader: You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my servant David:
People: ‘I will establish your descendants forever, and build your throne for all generations.’”
OPENING ANTHEM OF PRAISE Chancel Choir Ensemble
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”
*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 Chancel Choir Ensemble
CHILDREN’S TIME Jo Swayne
PRAYER CHORUS Chancel Choir Ensemble “Lord, Be Glorified”
PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER
SPECIAL MUSIC Brandon Davidson
“Good, Good Father” (Chris Tomlin)
OUR TITHES & OFFERINGS
Prayer of Dedication
Offertory Hannah Barrett, Organist
“Meditation on ‘O store Gud’” (arr. D.E. Wagner)
Doxology Chancel Choir Ensemble
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Scripture, Hymn and Sermon
OLD TESTAMENT READING Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
NEW TESTAMENT READING 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
GOSPEL LESSON John 15:7-12
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God!
HYMN OF PREPARATION Chancel Choir Ensemble
“They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”
SERMON Pastor Mike Rose
“Love Is…The New Commandment”
SONG OF RESPONSE Chancel Choir Ensemble
“I Love to Tell the Story”
*POSTLUDE Hannah Barrett, Organist
“Joyful Jig” (Harris)
Bob & Nancy Piatt
Wilmer & Lorena Kellogg
Ken & Dottie Kraus
Evelyn Rose (Pastor Mike’s Mother)
Margie Mueller (Sandy Aldrich’s mother)
Myrilyn Barr (Michelle Inman’s mother)
William Barr (Michelle Inman’s father)
Susan McRae Bickle
8:30 a.m. Worship Services – nursery provided
9:30 a.m. NO Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Services – nursery provided
5:00 p.m. “The Gathering” with nursery
6:00 p.m. Finance Committee - zoom
6:30 p.m. Boys Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Girls Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
4:00 p.m. Worship Meeting
6:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Middle School Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Trustees
August 16: Sheryl Bemis, Roy Delzeit, Wade Jeffery, Louise McCord
August 17: Lincoln Sherman, Garrett Keith
August 18: Kelly Klausmeyer, Linda Palmberg
August 19: Brooke Russell
August 20: Anderson Goodale, Marcia Bannister, Becky Martin
August 21: Rita Barker, David Gallentine. Scott Roe, Jo Swayne
August 22: Troy Brown, Lilian McGrath, Tom Pitner
August 23: Rachel Dees, Peggy Stull, Lauryn Yates,
08-09-20 Worship Attendance approx. 156 08-09-20 Sunday School 0
On-Line Worship Attendance approx. 282
ALTAR FOUNDATION 2020 SUSTAINING MEMBERS
A $147 endowed gift to celebrate 147 years of Methodism in Hays
Jacinda Johnson & Eric Leuschner, Carl & Sue Boldra, Keith & Renee Eilts,
Ken Griffin & Marcia Bannister, Delbert Stanton, Duane & Shirley Steffen,
Mike & Sharolyn Legleiter, Mike & Donna Cooper, Jeff & Marla Copper,
Sam & Deb Gross, Dave & Karen Hendrickson, Curt & Jennifer Kitson,
Ron & Karol Katt, Carolyn Miller, Rodney Ruff, Rick & Diane Wolfe,
Lawrence & Louise Younger, Gerard & Tammy Wellbrock, Alan & Regina
Borthwick, Jaci Gottschalk, Ralph & Lorraine Howerton, Virginia Lehman,
Marva Miller, Davis & Marijo Rooney, Ernie & Pam Bryant, Sheryl Dreiling,
Eric & Carol Harfmann, Garner & Nancy Berg, Phil & Linda Stahlman,
Ken & Dottie Kraus. Donna Weaverling, Elizabeth Innes, Wilmer & Lorena
Kellogg, Darren & Angela Stieben, Gail & Linda Palmberg, Steve & Julie Paul,
Joe & Sue Dolezal, Keith & Kathy Harper, Tom & Debra McDonald, Steve & Marilyn Wood, Joe & Jan Edwards, Ed & Dixie Janzen, Harold & Virginia Kraus, Marsha & Betty Swanson, Bonnie Dilley, Greg & Gwen Daughhetee, Denise Ring, Mark & Becky Kellerman, Gary & Sheryl Blair, Wendy Beougher, Taylor & Sheryl Bemis, Jim & Hannah Barrett.
A warm welcome to our guests. You honor us with your presence!
Flowers on the altar are in loving memory of Cecile Beougher from Wendy.
OUTREACH ITEMS ARE DUE TODAY IN THE CHURCH OFFICE.
This is FEED THE HUNGRY Sunday!
Ken and Dottie would love to hear from you and would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Dottie Kraus
17475 Frances Street Apt. 232
Omaha, NE 68130
Due to Covid-19, First Call for Help is anticipating an increase in the number of Ellis County families who will be requesting help this year due to layoffs, business closings, and loss of income, etc. Please consider donating money, school supplies or hygiene items to our Backpacks for Kids program. Items needed are: 3 X 3 sticky notes (any color), small headphones/earbuds, combination locks, 8-10 pk Crayola washable classic color markers, 12 pk colored pencils, glue sticks (no gel), 1-subject spiral notebooks (wide and college ruled), white liquid glue (4 oz Elmers), 2 pocket folders, large pink erasers,
notebook paper (wide and college ruled), tab index folders, new backpacks (no wheels), 24 pk Crayola crayons, 1” 3 ring binders, plastic school boxes/pencil bags, watercolor paints (primary colors), highlighters and dry erase markers, composition notebooks, pointed scissors, #2 yellow pencils. Hygiene items: (male and female) shampoo, deodorant and bar soap.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CRAZY CRAYON MISSION PROJECT
Do you have any broken or unwanted crayons?? Well our children need them to complete a MISSION!! Their goal is to collect 100 pounds of crayons until the end of August to recycle!! Once crayons are sent off to the recycling company, new recycled crayons will be purchased for kids in our community! We are also collecting new color books to go with the crayons! Drop off location will be located in the hallway at the top of 2nd floor! Watch for signs!
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.