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                          We Worship Together

                                         7th Sunday of Easter 

          Theme:  “Creed: I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body”

                                              May 28, 2017                       

Personal Meditation:  When God hath raised this body, he can enliven it with the same soul that inhabited it before.  And this we cannot pretend to say is impossible to be done; for it has been done already.  Our Saviour himself was dead, rose again, and appeared alive to his disciples and others, who had lived with him many years, and were then fully convinced that he was the same person they had seen die upon the cross.  John Wesley, Sermon 137; 1732      

PRELUDE                        “Come Join to Sing”                                  Pianist




*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                        Psalm 89:1-4

Leader:   I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever; with

               my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.    

People:  I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;

               your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

Leader:   You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,

                I have sworn to my servant David:

People:   ‘I will establish your descendants forever, and build your

                throne for all generations.’”     


*HYMN OF PRAISE        “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”              UMH#140   


*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH       The  Apostles’ Creed               UMH#881


*GLORIA PATRI             “Glory Be to the Father”                    UMH#70  


TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES                      Michelle Inman                                 

This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine. This little light of

mine I’m going to let it shine. This little light of mine I’m going to let

it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.


PRAYER CHORUS     “Surely the Presence of the Lord”           UMH#328


                                  Canticle of Remembrance

Please turn in your hymnal to page 652 as we begin to remember and honor those saints of Hays First United Methodist Church who have gone on to their heavenly home since last Memorial Day.  Please be in prayer as we lift up each of those listed below.  If you are a family member in attendance, you are invited to take one of the roses on the altar in memory of your loved one.

Dolores Eilts, Mark Dolezal, Gary Lindenmuth, William “Bill” Paul, Lewis Deane Boggs, Lyle Dilley, Margaret Lund, Leroy Christopher, James Peteete, Alan Farr, Charles Farr, Glenda Tholen, Jane Ellis, Joyce Waldschmidt, Robert Engelman, Rainell Goodale, Larry Nicholson, Bryan Tholen, Ruth Dragoo, Loyde Imhof, Nancy Bates, Marilyn Marshall, Dale Brooks, Von Davis, Louise Elliott.



PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                     Pastor Mike Rose


*HYMN OF RESPONSE  “Surely the Presence of the Lord”    UMH#328


SPECIAL MUSIC                                                              Meredith Cory

    “Knowing You” (“All I Once Held Dear”)  (by Graham Kendrick)   



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                     

Offertory            “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”             Pianist                             

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


                        Scripture, Songs and Sermon


*HYMN OF PREPARATION                                                      FWS#2088

                          “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                               I Kings 17:8-9; 17-24

Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.”  After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill; his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.  She then said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God?  You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to cause the death of my son!”  But he said to her, “Give me your son.”  He took him from her bosom, carried him up into the upper chamber where he was lodging, and laid him on his own bed.  He cried out to the LORD, “O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I am staying, by killing her son?”  Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried out to the LORD, “O LORD my God, let this child’s life come into him again.”  The LORD listened to the voice of Elijah; the life of the child came into him again, and he revived.  Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper chamber into the house, and gave him to his mother; then Elijah said, “See, your son is alive.”  So the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.”                        

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                              I Corinthians 15:12-14

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead?  If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain.




*GOSPEL LESSON                                                        John 20:19-29

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”  After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side.  Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.  Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”  When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”  But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.  So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.”  But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”  A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them.  Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it in my side.  Do not doubt but believe.”  Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God.”  Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”  

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

People:  Thanks be to God.


SERMON                                                                      Rev. Mike Rose

            ”Creed:  I Believe  in The Resurrection of the Body”    


*CLOSING HYMN OF PRAISE   “The Day of Resurrection”   UMH#303                                               




*POSTLUDE                            “Sing for Joy”                                 Pianist                                                           


Prayer Concerns:

Rachel Palmberg                                                            

Ron Herrman                                                          

Paul McRae

Continuing Prayer Concerns:             Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                 J.R. Grabbe

Ruth Patterson                                   Sue Jones

Betsy Losey                                         John Chamberlain

Francis Catney                                    Phil Stahlman



Deaths:  Dale Brooks 05-18-17, services were 05-24-17

               Louise Elliott 05-23-17, services were 05-27-17







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.    Coffee time parlor       


               OFFICE CLOSED TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY                              


               9:00  a.m.    Quilters                                

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer

               1:00  p.m.    Worship Committee                                                                                    


               6:15  p.m.     Creed   



       05-21-17 Worship Attendance 295         05-21-17  Sunday School  89      

       05-22-16Worship Attendance  275         05-22-16  Sunday School  81  


                          Offering last Sunday                         $  7,532.50           

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00


         Budget Needs to Date  $233,100.00   Offering to Date  $210,607.00                     


                           Feed the Hungry was $18.00 and 9 food items.                                                                            


                        Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda   10:45  Don Branda                          


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


             The nursery is available during both worship services.                                                 


Hearing assist units are available for use during the services.

Please ask an usher.


The flowers on the altar table are in loving memory of Jerry & Corinne Wilson from their family.


The yellow mums are in honor of all American veterans from the  Larry Good family.


Please join the Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) in thanking Pastor Alice Koech for her service to Hays FUMC on Sunday, June 4th.  We will host a potluck lunch for Pastor Alice and her family at Noon in Fellowship Hall.  SPPRC will provide the beverage and tableware.  Bring your favorite dish and join us as we wish Pastor Alice and her family well in their next chapter.


It’s Camp time again!!!  Please stop by the parlor and write notes to Shawn Henderson, Marie Henderson, Mallory Henderson, Nate Henderson, Zach Koech, Ashton Koerner and Sage Zweifel.  They will be a part of “Shout to the Lord Camp” May 30 – June 3.


Healthy Congregations is hosting their final class on Reducing Fall Risk through Physical Therapy and Medication Education this year, Sunday, June 4th, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  Denise Ring, Physical Therapist, will share about ways to reduce fall risk in your home and places you go.  We will have exercise bands to give away and she will demonstrate how to use them.  We will also have pedometers to give away.  We also plan to have a pharmacist present to review risk of falling from prescription and over the counter medication.


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, Darren & Angela Stieben, 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, Lee Fisher, Tom & Deb McDonald, Glenn & Marilyn Ginther.