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2nd Sunday of Lent

Theme:  The Way of Healing                                    

March 17, 2019

Personal Meditation:   It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place.”  David Hume     


PRELUDE   “I Must Tell Jesus”        Organist                



 Liturgist -  Troy Miller   

*CALL TO WORSHIP      Psalm 147:1-3      

Leader:   Praise the LORD!  How good it is to sing praises to our God;                                                  

People:  for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.    

Leader:   The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the out of Israel. 

People:   He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.


 *HYMN OF PRAISE    “For the Healing of the Nations”    UMH#428  


“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

RITE OF HOLY BAPTISM (10:45)  Please turn to page 33 in your hymnal as we celebrate the baptisms of Callen and Scottie Moeder, the children of Cameron and Maggie Moeder, grandchildren of Jeff and Marla Copper and great-grandchildren of Gary and Lela Eller.


Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear; things I would ask him to tell me if he were here: scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea, stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

PRAYER CHORUS     “There Is a Balm in Gilead”  (Vs 1)     UMH#375              


CHORAL RESPONSE  “Lord Take Control”     Chancel Choir

SPECIAL MUSIC    “Your Hands”  (Heller & Herzig)     Meredith Cory          


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish

Offertory         “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley”           Organist                                                                                                     

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving                

 Scripture, Hymn and Sermon

OLD TESTAMENT    Isaiah 61:1-2

The spirit of the LORD GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;


One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon.  And a man lame from birth was being carried in.   People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple.  When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms. Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”  And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.  But Peter said,  “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.”  And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.  Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.

*GOSPEL LESSON    Mark 6:53-56

When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat.  When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.  And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

*HYMN OF PREPARATION  (8:30)             UMH#273

“Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands”


CHORAL ANTHEM  (10:45) Chancel Choir

“There Is A Fountain” arr.  David Ledgerwood

MESSAGE “The Way of the Healing”              Pastor Mike Rose



“Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”


*POSTLUDE Organist                                             

Prayer Concerns:

Bob Piatt

Wade Jeffery

Chelsea Boldra Anderson

Dianna Jennings

John Chamberlain

Rachel Palmber

Betsy Losey

Darryl Smika

Susan McRae Bickle

Margo Clark (Lutz family)

Glenn Ginther

Deaths:  Clarence Suppes  03-02-19 (Dad of Kelvin)

Jim Scego (brother-in-law of Lorena & Wilmer Kellogg)

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

The flowers on the altar are in memory of Jamie Jansonius from Harv and Susan Jansonius, Jessica and Eddie Brooks and sons and Jayne and Parker Loghry.

The United Methodist Women will celebrate 150 years of mission on March 23, 2019.  This organization began with 8 members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts in 1869 when they organized the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society.  This organization grew from 8 members to 800,000 members in 2019.

On March 20, 2019 the UMW general luncheon will have a special program about the history of UMW.  Come join us for the luncheon and program at 12 pm in the church dining room.  Rebekah Circle will be our hostesses.



 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.   “The Way” – Pastor Mike in chapel

 Noon             Confirmation  – youth room

4:30  p.m.     Endowment – church parlor

6:00  p.m.     Finance – room 207       


9:00  a.m.     Clergy Consultation Group – church library

10:30  a.m.     NO Staff Meeting

4:00  p.m.     Worship Committee

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


9:00  a.m.     Quilters

11:00  a.m.     Homestead (formerly Cedar View)                 

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


6:00  a.m.    Men’s Bible Study – youth room – “Kingdom Man”

Noon      UMW General Meeting and Luncheon – Rebekah Circle

     150th Anniversary of UMW – Ruth Briney

     Special Guests to receive financial gifts.             

5:00  p.m.    Worship on Wednesday

Meal – chili or cheesy vegetable soup, crackers/pickles, salad, shredded cheese, cinnamon rolls, peaches      

6:15  p.m.    “The Way” – Pastor Mike’s class

6:15  p.m.     Men’s Bible Study – room 205 – “Kingdom Man”

6:20  p.m.     Bell Choir

7:15  p.m.     Chancel Choir


7:00  p.m.     Trustees - parlor


Noon       GAB ‘n Go          


Happy Birthday:

March  17:  Angela Stieben 

March  18:  Amy Klein, Wayne Stewart, Marian Youmans

March  19:  Mark Hantla, Mary Kennedy, Kari Schultz

March  20:  Max Stieben, Carol Wickizer

March  22:  Sherrie Smith

March  23:   Molly Jacobsen, Sarah Schumacher

March  24:   Jeff Curtis, Mallory Henderson, Michelle Holdeman


03-10-19 Worship Attendance  512   03-10-19 Sunday School  69                  


Greeters:  8:30   Donna Weaverling   

                 10:45   Billie McCall


Parlor Hospitality Hosts – John & Sharon Irvin                                                                    

eed the Hungry was 2 food items.


2019 Year to date Revenue  $88,619   2019 Year to date Expenses   $89,286

A new Men’s Bible Study beginning Wednesday, March 20 at 6 am down in the youth room and at 6:15 pm in room 205.   Everyone welcome!  We will begin a series called “Kingdom Man” by Tony Evans.


This is FEED THE HUNGRY Sunday!

The Choirs of Fort Hays State University will present their Spring Choral Concert “By Request” At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus. The concert is FREE!  The Concert Choir of 54 voices and the Fort Hays Singers of 16 voices will both appear, singing a wide variety of choral titles requested by the members of the choirs.  This will be a fun concert due to the songs being selected by the singers.  Also, there will be solos and some theatrical aspects of several of the selections by both choirs to make for even more entertainment.  Both ensembles are conducted by Dr. Terry Crull and accompanied by Pam McGowne.


 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.

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.