We Worship Together              

Theme:  Serve God  

September 22, 2019

Meditation:   “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou     

PRELUDE          “Great is Thy Faithfulness”      Organist



- Moment for Mission  -   Service

 Liturgist –    Troy Miller

*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 146:5-10   

Leader:    Happy are those whose help is in the God of Jacob, whose

hope is in the LORD their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.

People:   The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the

eyes of the blind.     

Leader:    The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD

loves the righteous.   

People:   The LORD watches over the strangers; he upholds the

orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. 

Leader:    The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations.  Praise the LORD!


*HYMN OF PRAISE  “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”  UMH#57  

                                                 (vs. 1-5 )


“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

CHILDREN’S TIME Tammy Wellbrock

Serve Him, serve Him, all ye little children, God is love, God is love; Serve Him, serve Him, all ye little children, God is love, God is love.      


PRAYER CHORUS       “O Jesus, I Have Promised”       UMH#396 (vs. 1)



CHORAL RESPONSE  (10:45) Chancel Choir  

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”         

SPECIAL MUSIC       “Life’s Weaving” Karen Owings



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish 

Offertory      “Exuberant Joy”  (Sherman)                   Bell Choir           

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Scripture, Hymn and Sermon

OLD TESTAMENT Jeremiah 8:18-20

My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick.  Hark, the cry of my poor people from far and wide in the land: “Is the LORD not in Zion?  Is her King not in her?”  (“Why have they provoked me to anger with their images, with their foreign idols?”)  “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”

NEW TESTAMENT 1 Timothy 2:1-7

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.  This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all—this was attested at the right time.  For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

*GOSPEL LESSON Luke 16:1-13

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property.  So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you?  Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’  Then the manager said to himself, ‘What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me?  I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.  I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.’  So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’  He answered, ‘A hundred jugs of olive oil.’   He said to him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.’  Then he asked another, ‘And how much do you owe?’  He replied, ‘A hundred containers of wheat.”  He said to him, ‘ Take your bill and make it eighty.’  And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.  And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes.  “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.  If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?  And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own?  No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and wealth.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God!

*HYMN OF PREPARATION (8:30)  “Together We Serve”  FWS#2175


CHORAL ANTHEM (10:45) Chancel Choir

“How Sweet the Sound” (Helgen)                                                                        


SERMON “Wisdom, Wealth, and God”        Pastor Mike Rose                                    


“God of Grace and God of Glory”



*POSTLUDE     Organist                                          

Prayer Concerns:

Francis Hey, Jr.

Dianna Jennings

Becky Saddler

Wade Jeffery

Michael Huber

Rachel Palmberg

Sara & Finley Hayden

Betsy Losey

Marilyn Davidson

Darryl Smika

Carolyn Rumbaugh

Susan McRae Bickle

Valerie Yu

Chelsea Boldra Anderson

Bob Gates

Glenn Ginther

Zachary Kuntz

Myrilyn Barr

Jim Mullen  

Doyle Miller (uncle of Troy)

Lester Look


John Chamberlain died September 13.

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



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

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

9:30  a.m.    Sunday School

4:00  p.m.    Youth Softball VS Church Camp Fundraiser

6:00  p.m.    GAB – Girlfriends and the Bible – youth room



10:30 a.m.    Staff Meeting

4:00  p.m.    Worship Committee             


 9:00  a.m.     Quilters                                                                        

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


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

9:00  a.m.    United Methodist Women Reading Group - library                         

5:00  p.m.    WOW  – Worship on Wednesday

Meal – beef or chicken tacos, nacho chips, ice cream

5:50 p.m.      WOW Worship

6:15 p.m.      WOW Classes

6:20 p.m.      Spirit Ringers

7:15 p.m.      Chancel Choir

7:30 p.m.      Mom’s of Tweens and Teens – Room 205


10:15 a.m.      Via Christi

4:00 p.m.      Nominations Committee - parlor

6:00 p.m.      Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University – Room 207


Noon             Gab ‘N Go – Room 207


Happy Birthday: 

September  22:  Barbara Roberts, Kent Steward 

September  24:  Karol Katt

September  25:  Dave Hendrickson

September  26:  Deanna Doerfler, Ivan Reed

September  28:  Vivian Dietz, Meghan Musil

September  29:  Valerie Yates, Hayley George


 09-15-19 Worship Attendance   347               09-15-19 Sunday School    97               

Greeters:  8:30  Steve Wood  10:45  Marilyn Wood 


Parlor Hospitality Hosts – Randy Goodale             

Feed the Hungry was $30 and 9 food items.

2019 Year to date Revenue  $347,583  2019 Year to date Expenses  $360,898

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.                            

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, October 10 from 12-6 pm in the church dining room.  Please call the church office to donate blood.  Thank you!  625-3408

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University being offered Thursday, September 26 from 6-8 p.m. here at the church.  Contact Sam Gross for more information at 620-617-8247.


Join our ministry team!! Fellowship, Fun, Worship, Encouragement, Family, Lot’s of great music!  Wednesday, in the Fellowship Hall – every Wednesday 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM

If you or someone you know, would like to provide music for Sunday services, please contact Meredith Cory at 785-259-6744 or singingchef55@gmail.com.

If you could help with the United Methodist Campus Ministry’s Thursday night meal and worship by bringing a salad or dessert, please call the church office, 625-3408.

For its one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game!!!  Church, you have been challenged.  The youth ministry is hoping to start a new tradition for our church.  We will be hosting a youth  versus church softball game TODAY,  September 22 at 4:00 p.m. out at the Bickle Schmidt Sports Complex.  You don’t have to be an athlete to play, simply come out and enjoy the game and sundaes.  All free-will donations for food will go toward the Camp Fund.  Come out and enjoy softball and sundaes with your church family!


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, Ken & Becky Johnson, Kevin & Marla Homburg,  Bob & Pam Gillen, Dale & Marsha Newell, Lois Lutz.

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.