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Palm Sunday

“Holy Week:  Preparing the Way

With Palms and Prayers”

March 25, 2018

Personal Meditation:   “Fear not – For his meekness forbids fear, as well as the end of his coming.”  John Wesley’s Notes regarding Palm Sunday

PRELUDE       “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”   Organist

Charlotte Rathke


• Please plan on returning at 7:00 p.m. for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.

• Make your Holy Week meaningful by signing up for the Good Friday to Easter Sunday Prayer Vigil to be held in the Chapel.

• The final part of the Easter Cantata will be celebrated at the 8:30 a.m. and the 10:45 a.m. Easter Worship services next Sunday in the Sanctuary.

Liturgist:    Mary Meckenstock

Proclamation of Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem

Leader:  Hear the Gospel according to Mark 11:1-11:

When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it.  If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’”  They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street.  As they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?”  They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it.  Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.  Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and other spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields.  Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna!   Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!  Hosanna in the highest heaven!  Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

The People Respond

Leader:  Hosanna to the Son of David!

All:          Hosanna in the highest!

Leader:  Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord!

All:         Hosanna in the highest!


“Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

The children enter waving palms and proceed to the front of the church for a time for Christ’s young disciples.


Please have the children who are not in the Palm Parade come forward to the front of the church for Children’s Time.

Palm Sunday Cantata – Part 1

“Jesus, The Resurrection of the Messiah”

by Mary McDonald and Rose Aspinall

under the direction of Johnny Matlock

• Rejoice

• That’s Where Love Will Find Me

PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER Lexie Robinson, pianist


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish

Offertory                     “In the Garden”                      Organist

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Scripture and Sermon


Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!  Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!  Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

PSALTER LESSON                                                       Psalm  118:22-29

The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.  This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.  This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Save us, we beseech you, O LORD!  O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.  We bless you from the house of the LORD.  The LORD is God, and he has given us light.  Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.  You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.  O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

SERMON                                                                              Rev. Mike Rose

“Holy Week:  Preparing the Way with Palms and Prayers”

Palm Sunday Cantata – Part 2

Love’s Great Price


When Hope Fell Silent


Prayer Concerns:

Ron Herrman

Cheryl Hall

Gene Ochs

Dianna Jennings

John Chamberlain

Betsy Losey

Rachel Palmberg

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.



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

9:30  a.m.    Sunday School

9:30  a.m.    Coffee time -  parlor

9:35  a.m.   “He Chose the Nails”, Chapel, Pastor Mike

6:00  p.m.     NO GAB


10:00 a.m.     Staff Meeting

1:00  p.m.    Worship Committee

6:45  p.m.    Council on Ministries (except Membership)

8:00  p.m.    Administrative Board


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

5:00  p.m.   WOW  meal-hamburgers, salad, chips, baked beans, cookies

6:15  p.m.   WOW programming

6:20  p.m.   Bell Choir

7:15  p.m.   Chancel Choir


7:00  p.m.   Maundy Thursday Communion


7:00  p.m.    Good Friday Services

8:00  p.m.    Good Friday to Easter Prayer Vigil in the chapel

Happy Birthday:

March 25:   Quinn Buffington, Kathy Harper

March 26:   Dorothy McRae

March 27:   Donna Cooper, Jan Edwards, Ethan Fort

March 28:   Benton McGrath, Mark Cain, Charlotte Copper

March 29:   Hayden Young, Summer Schneider

March 30:   Logan Cunningham

March 31:   John Booze, Johnnie Craig, Abbey Klein, Corey Musil, Sage Zweifel

03-18-18   Worship Attendance  345     03-18-18   Sunday School  96

Greeters:  8:30 Ron & Karol Katt   10:45 Eric & Denton Rathke

Feed the Hungry was $5.00 & 3 food items.

2018 Year to date Revenue     $90,412

2018 Year to date Expenses    $90,782

Thank you!  Your generosity in giving to the Families in Need Fund and the Fresh Start Loan Program helped these families in January and February:

Families in Need Fund – Aided 9 families with assistance totaling             $412.28

Fresh Start Loan Program- Aided 3 families with rent assistance            $1,175.00

Aided 1 family in an emergency                     $1,600.00

4 families                                                            $2,775.00*

*Money to be repaid at no interest within a year.

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

2018 METour (Mission Education Tour) The 2018 METour is heading Southwest!  We will travel on a comfortable tour bus and sleep in UMC churches while we learn about and participate in mission work in Pueblo, CO; Santa Fe, NM; El Paso, TX; Albuquerque, Farmington, Espanola, and Shiprock, NM; Durango and Canon City, CO.  We will depart from and return to Colby UMC in Colby, KS.  Space is limited to 40 participants.  Saturday, June 2 – Saturday, June 9, 2018 for young women ages 15-20.  Registration deadline is April 1 with $25.00 fee ($375 balance due May 13)  The United Methodist Women pay 75% of the fee.  Local contact person is Evelyn Zellmer 785-650-5048.

Camp Fund Fundraiser – FUMC decals made especially for your vehicle window. The cost is $5.00 and decals can be picked up in the church office.  This will help send kiddos to camp!

FUMC Missions Team asking for your help and support of various missions.  Gift Baskets for all ages ($25 value).  Baskets may be Easter themed or filled with any other gift ideas!  Monetary donations also accepted for preparation of baskets.  Tickets may be purchased Sunday, March 18 and 25 in the parlor between services and after 2nd service.  Winning baskets may be picked up after 2nd service on March 25.  Details:  Lisa Blide 259-4652, Gail Kuehl 625-5558 or Sherri Matlock 623-1401.

Community Assistance Center Garage Sale is April 3.


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 Smit