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                                   Palm Sunday – Theme:  Hosanna!  


Personal Meditation:  “No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no    cross, no crown.”  WIlliam Penn 


PRELUDE AND INTRODUCTION OF LIGHT                        Hannah Barrett

                        “Sing Hosannas to the King”  Lani Smith


Palm Parade -  (Children may come to the west door of the church

and participate in the Palm Parade as the opening hymn of praise

“Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” is sung! The children will remain up at

the front chancel for the Children’s Time)


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                        Psalm 118:1-2; 25-27              

Leader:     O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast

                  love endures forever!                                      

People:     Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Leader:     Save us, we beseech you,  O LORD!  O LORD, we beseech

                 you, give us success!

People:    Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the

                 LORD.  We bless you from the house of the LORD.

Leader:     The LORD is God, and he has given us light.  Bind the

                 festal procession with branches, up to the horns of

                 the altar.          


*HYMN OF PRAISE           “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”            UMH#278


TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES                                  Jo Swayne                     

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.



MOMENT FOR MISSION – Holly Heyroth-Opundo, Director of Angel

House Children’s Home & Secondary School


*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                “Glory Be to the Father”                 UMH #70               







Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                          for “Blessing Bags”    

Offertory     “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (Johnson)     Organist                                             

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


          Scripture, Sermon and Cantata


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                   Zechariah 9:9

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.


*GOSPEL LESSON                                                         Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them,  “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’  And he will send them immediately.”  This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, “Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted  on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”  The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,  “Hosanna to the Son of David!  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest heaven!”  When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?”  The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God.


SERMON  “Hosanna! He Comes Riding on a Donkey”  Rev. Mike Rose   


CANTATA                    “What Love is This”                        Chancel Choir         




*POSTLUDE     “He Goes Before You”  Chester Nordman         Organist 


                            What Love Is This?


             Suffering Servant-Conquering King


       By Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Brad Nix,

                  Marty Parks and Larry Shackley


Sing Forth His Glorious Name


Hiding in the Shadows


A Price We Can Pay           Shawn Henderson, Solo (Judas)


Do This in Remembrance             Lynn Fisher, Solo (Jesus)




What Love Is This?


Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross


Crown Him the Lord of Life (Finale)

                                Johnny Matlock, Director

                               Alexis Robinson, Accompanist

                       Mary Meckenstock, Drama Coordinator

                                      Kent Steward, Narrator




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

               9:30  a.m.    Sunday School

               9:30  a.m.    Youth Sunday School – Youth Center

               9:30  a.m.    Disciple Bible Study Communion - Chapel

                9:30  a.m.    Coffee time parlor

5:00  p.m.    Taize Service - sanctuary

               5:15  p.m.    Confirmation Class – dining room

               6:00  p.m.    GAB, “Girlfriends and the Bible” Youth Room


                1:00  p.m.    Worship Committee – parlor

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

               7:00  p.m.     Shalom Circle – Patty Nicholas & Virginia Johnson-alcove     


               9:00  a.m.    Quilters                                                                       

              10:00  a.m.    Good Samaritan – Pastor Mike                                 

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer                                                             


                9:15  a.m.    Naomi Circle – 3801 Butterfield Road

      Traci Kennemer & Sharon Carlson

1:30   p.m.   Rebekah Circle – dining alcove

                      Rita Barker & Judy Hugh           

5:00  p.m.   W.O.W. - 5-6 p. m. meal (Chili or Cheesy Potato Soup,

                           crackers & cheese, cinnamon rolls)         

                                      6:15-7:15 p.m. programming                               

               6:20  p.m.    Bell Choir                        

                7:15  p.m.    Chancel Choir – Fellowship Hall


               9:00  a.m.     Crafters

              10:15  a.m.     Via Christi- Pastor Mike

               7:00  p.m.     Maundy Thursday services


               7:00  p.m.      Good Friday services

               7:30  p.m.      Prayer Vigil begins       


       04-02-17 Worship Attendance  412             04-02-17 Sunday School  129 

       04-03-16 Worship Attendance  441             04-03-16 Sunday School  107

                      Offering last Sunday                         $   9,947.15       

                      Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00

       Budget Needs to Date  $155,400.00    Offering to Date    $136.030.00

                                       Feed the Hungry was 15 food items.

               Community Assistance Center is in desperate need of food.                                                               

               Greeters:  8:30  Betty Innes      10:45  Glenn & Marilyn Ginther                


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


             The nursery is available during both worship services.                                                  



NAMI program on suicide on April 19,  7 p.m., Robbins Center

There will be a new member Joining Sunday on April 30th.  If you are interested in joining Hays FUMC, please call the church office at 625-3408.


Camp Sunday is  April 23 and that means…Camp Fund Bake Sale!!  If you like to bake, you are invited to bring baked goods.  If you like to eat, you are invited to buy baked goods:) All freewill donations will be used to pay for half of the registration fees for our church kids this summer!


The Missions Committee is collecting items for “Blessing Bags” to be given to homeless or transient people.  If you can bring any of the following items from now through April 23, please place in the container in the parlor.  Items needed:  granola bars, gum, mints, beef jerky, individually wrapped hand wipes.  Thank you!


Prayer Concerns:

Janis Baker (Chelsea Dickey’s grandmother)            

Caity Merritt (Inman’s friend)                        Julie Salm       

Paula Harry (Inman’s friend)                          Elmo Lund

Jan Pafford (Carol Pitner’s sister)                   Phil Stahlman

Nancy Bates                                                    Ron Herrman

Pam Gillen                                                              

Continuing Prayer Concerns:             Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                 BoB & Bev Lowen

Ruth Patterson                                   J.R. Grabbe

Betsy Losey                                         Sue Jones

Francis Catney                                    John Chamberlain


Deaths:  Pauline Olsen, 03-23-17, Don Hurst’s sister

               Ruth Wineland, 03-27-17, Sherri Matlock’s grandmother

               Bryan Tholen, 04-02-17, services were 04-08-17

Have you ever considered joining the Altar Foundation?  Gifts are based on $1 per year of Methodism in Hays, or $144 for 2017.  Gifts are endowed and grants are approved from the funds to further the mission of Hays First United Methodist Church.  Already a sustaining member…Thanks for joining!


Jacinda Johnson & Eric Leuschner, Carl & Sue Boldra, Ernie & Pam Bryant, Jim & Corrine Clark, Sheryl Dreiling, Delbert Stanton, Lawrence and Louise Younger, Shirley Adams, Jeff & Marla Copper, Keith & Renee Eilts, Keith & Kathy Harper, Ken & Becky Johnson, Curt & Jennifer Kitson, Bill & Betsy Losey, Carolyn Miller, Steve & Marva Miller, Paul & Nancy Jones, Ron & Carol Katt, Ken & Dottie Kraus, Mike & Jill Arensdorf, Greg & Gwen Daughhetee, Betty Innes, Larry Good, Harold & Virginia Kraus, Mark & Melanie Bannister, Gary & Sheryl Blair, Lynn Fisher, Mike & Laura Gaughan, Dave & Karen Hendrickson, Ralph & Lorraine Howerton, Virginia Lehman, Gail & Linda Palmberg, Phil & Linda Stahlman, Garner & Nancy Berg, Verona Chapman, Mike & Donna Cooper, Rodney Ruff, Shirley Smith, Rick & Diane Wolfe, Derrick & Valerie Yu, Jim & Hannah Barrett, Ed & Dixie Janzen, Mike & Sharolyn Legleiter, Steve & Julie Paul, Bill & Rita Barker, Joe & Sue Dolezal, Arris & Virginia Johnson, Shirley Green, Wilmer & Lorena Kellogg, Lance & Cathy Russell, Elton & Wendy Beougher, Lois Lutz, Marcia Bannister & Ken Griffin, Eric & Carol Harfmann,  Bonnie Dilley, Joe & Jan Edwards.