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                                              Father’s Day

                                             June 18, 2017                     


Personal Meditation:  “What a mystery is this, that Christianity should have done so little good in the world!  Can any account of this be given? Can any reasons be assigned for it? Does it not seem that one reason it has done so little good is this--because it is so little known? Certainly it can do no good where it is not known.”  from John Wesley’s Sermon #116


PRELUDE   Partita on “Blessed Name” (arr. McDonald)     Organist                                                    





Jill Arensdorf  8:30 a.m. service

Brett Bruner 10:45 a.m. service


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 68:1-5      

Leader:    Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those

                who hate him flee before him.     

People:    As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax

                 melts before the fire, let the wicked perish before God.

Leader:    But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God;

                let them be jubilant with joy.               

People:   Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to

                him who rides upon the clouds—his name is the LORD—

                be exultant before him.          

Leader:    Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his

                holy habitation.


*HYMN OF PRAISE               “To God Be the Glory”                 UMH#98 


*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  




TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES                             Rebecca Kuehl                                       

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                “Father, I Adore You”                     FWS#2038        


PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                     Pastor Mike Rose


SPECIAL MUSIC  “I Stand in Awe of You”  (Mark Altrogge)   Mary Akins


Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                     

Offertory                  “More Like the Master”                           Organist                                   

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


                            Scripture, Songs and Sermon


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                              Genesis 18:1-15

The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day.  He looked up and saw three men standing near him.  When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground.  He said, “My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant.  Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.  Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.”  So they said, “Do as you have said.”  And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes.”  Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it.  Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them, and he stood by them under the tree while they ate.   They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?”  And he said, “There, in the tent.”  Then one said, “I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son.”  And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him.  Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.  So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?”  The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, and say, “Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’  Is anything too wonderful for the LORD?  At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son.”  But Sarah denied, saying, “I did not laugh”, for she was afraid.  He said, “Oh yes, you did laugh.”


NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                          Romans 5:6-8

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die.  But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.


*GOSPEL LESSON                                                        Matthew 10:1-8

Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority

over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and

every sickness.  These are the names of the twelve apostles:  first,

Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of

Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and

Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions:  “Go no-

where among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but

go  rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  As you go,

proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. 

You received without payment; give without payment.

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

People:  Thanks be to God.


*SONG OF PREPARATION   “Change My Heart, O God”  FWS#2152


SERMON                     “30 Minute Church”                   Rev. Jim Akins


*HYMN OF RESPONSE          “God Be With You”                UMH#672                                                                           




*POSTLUDE                                                                              Organist                                                          


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







July 2nd – Red, White and Blue Jean Sunday!  Wear your red and white shirt with your blue jeans and bring a covered dish for a Red, White and Blue Jean Lunch!  The church will grill hot dogs and hamburgers and provide tableware and drinks.  Come and celebrate with your church family!












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

               9:30  a.m.    Sunday School – Summer Sunday School

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

               9:30  a.m.    Coffee time parlor – Farewell Coffee for Akins                     


                1:00  p.m.    Worship Committee – parlor

               5:00  p.m.     SPPRC Interview Team                            


               9:00  a.m.    Quilters                                           

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer

              11:00  a.m.    Cedar View – Pastor MIke


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

               7:00  p.m.     Rezound! Bell Choir from Kansas City - sanctuary                 


       06-11-17 Worship Attendance 226         06-11-17  Sunday School  67       

       06-12-16 Worship Attendance 257         06-12-16  Sunday School  67                     


                           Offering last Sunday                        $11,921.25           

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00      


            Budget Needs to Date  $266,400.00   Offering to Date  $237,839.00    


                            Feed the Hungry was $50.00 and 12 food items.                                                                   

                  Greeters:  8:30  Shirley Adams  10:45  Earl & Sharon Carlson                 


              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.


Rezound! Guest Bell Choir from Kansas City performing here on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Free will donation will be taken.


This is SHARE SUNDAY.  If we all help a little, we can help those who are hungry in Ellis County.







Hays 1st UMC Church Facilities Technician – we are in need of a full time Church Facilities Technician who will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the church buildings and grounds.  If you or someone you know would be qualified for this position, please request a copy of the job description in the office or by email. (


Registration for Backpacks for Kids can be done one of three ways:  check our information center in the parlor where you will find registration forms.  Complete a form and mail in, complete the form online or call  785-623-2800 to register.  For Donation Items also check our information center for a list of items needed.  There is a collection box in the parlor under the coat rack.  Thank You!


Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First United Methodist Church of Hays on 07-13-17.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:  blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.  Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit circle or text the word circle to 797979

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, Lee Fisher, Tom & Deb McDonald, Darren & Angela Stieben, Glenn & Marilyn Ginther, Duane & Shirley Steffen, John Charles, Leta Stukesbary, LaVaughn Hull.