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Theme:  6th Sunday After Pentecost

Vacation Bible School Sunday  

July 21, 2019

Meditation: This is a place to pause from the hustle and bustle of our days.  This is a time to listen to the spoken word, enjoy the notes of a song, find joy in the face of our neighbor, and dwell in the Spirit of God.

PRELUDE Matthew Piatt, pianist 

“Praise to the Lord the Almighty”



Vacation Bible School Sunday:  Blessing the Blankets

Melissa Pyle

Liturgist –   Peyton Unruh

*HYMN OF PRAISE  “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”  UMH#103



“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

VBS CELEBRATION                     Prayze Band          

“On Our Way to Mars and Beyond” “God of Wonders”

PRAYER HYMN        “Be Thou My Vision”  (vs 1 & 2)            UMH#451        



HYMN RESPONSE “Be Thou My Vision”  (vs 3)       UMH#451


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish 

Offertory           “Fairest Lord Jesus”               Matthew Piatt, pianist 

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


Scripture, Hymn and Sermon

NEW TESTAMENT Colossians 1: 15-28

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rules or powers—all things have been created through him and for him.  He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.  For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.  And you were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him—provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven.  I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel.  I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church.  I became its servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints.  To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

*GOSPEL LESSON Luke 10:38-42

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.  She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?  Tell her then to help me.”  But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted 

by many things; there is need of only one thing.  Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God!

THE MESSAGE  “Balancing Work and Worship”   Mary Meckenstock


*HYMN OF RESPONSE    “Jesus Calls Us”      UMH#398       



*POSTLUDE          “A Mighty Fortress”              Matthew Piatt, pianist

Prayer Concerns:

Francis Hey, Jr.

Dianna Jennings

Lois Lutz

Wade Jeffery

Michael Huber

Rachel Palmberg

Julie Craig

Betsy Losey

Marilyn Davidson

Darryl Smika

Shirley Green

Susan McRae Bickle

Don Forssberg

Chelsea Boldra Anderson

Austin Chart

John Chamberlain

Valerie Yu

Glenn Ginther

Bob Gates

Zachary Kuntz

Jim Mullen 


Louene McBride  07-15-19



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

9:30  a.m.    Fellowship & Refreshments – parlor

9:30  a.m.    Summer Sunday School


10:00  a.m.    Youth Boot Camp

10:30  a.m.    Staff Meeting 

4:00  p.m.    Worship Committee

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

7:00  p.m.    Youth Escape Room  


9:00  a.m.     Quilters                             

1:00  p.m.     Youth Bible Study                                                                 

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


6:00  a.m.    Men’s Bible Study – room 205 –  Matt Dumler


10:00  a.m.    Youth Boot Camp

10:15  a.m.    Via Christi – Troy Miller

1:00  p.m.    Youth Service Project


Happy Birthday: 

July  22:  Layne Haffner, Brenda Hinton, Cole Jacobsen        

July  23:  Kraytyn Blide, Brenna Garcia, Julie Giess, Jessica Luck  

July  24:  Greg Harris, Danielle VonFeldt      

July  25:  Byron Burns, Jolie Green, Mattison Schlaefli

July  26:  Linda Beech, Sherri Matlock, Virginia Quigley, Xander Swayne

July  27:  Joe Edwards, Brian Thorell

July  28:  Glenna Clingingsmith


  07-14-19 Worship Attendance  171    07-14-19 Sunday School  44         

  Greeters:  8:30  Ralph & Lorraine Howerton 10:45  Gail & Linda Palmberg                                   

  Parlor Hospitality Hosts – John & Sharon Irvin & Bob Cox


Feed the Hungry was 2 food items.       


2019 Year to date Revenue  $192,799  2019 Year to date Expenses  $185,364

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.                            

Visit the curio cabinet in the parlor and see the beautiful Intarsia wood creations of Bob Fairbank.  Christmas in July now on display.

It’s time to send notes to our campers again!!!

July 22-26:  Kay Dees

July 28-August 2:  Jeston Conger, Nate Henderson, Corbin Luck, Lilian McGrath, Rilee Schwarz, Camden Luck, Cyler Luck.

July 29-August 2:  Mulu Bannister, Kari Satomi.

The supplies are in the parlor!!!

OUTREACH DEADLINE – All articles for the Outreach are due in the church office today.

This Is FEED THE HUNGRY SUNDAY.  Please donate food to feed the hungry in Ellis County.

Men’s Bible Study Wednesdays, at 6 am in Room 205.   Everyone welcome!  The new series is the Book of Acts.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, July 31 from noon till 6 pm.  Please call the church office to sign up to donate blood.  Thanks!



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, Elizabeth Innes, Gerard & Tammy Wellbrock, Shirley Smith, Harl & Lavena Stump, Arris & Virginia Johnson, Wendy Beougher, Bonnie Dilley, Steve & Julie Paul.

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.