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                        We Worship Together   

                                 Restored:  Bless This  Mess-                         

                                            July 16, 2017                        

Personal Meditation:   “All the blessings which God hath bestowed upon man are of his mere grace, bounty, or favor; his free, undeserved favor; favor altogether undeserved; many having no claim to the least of his mercies….whatever righteousness may be found in man, this is also the gift of God.”  John Wesley:  Salvation by Faith-June 18, 1738, sermon, in Coll. C, 17

 

 PRELUDE                       “Holy, Holy, Holy”                           Pianist                                                                                                               

                      

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GREETING

           Liturgists:  8:30 Shirley Adams  10:45 Raymond Brent

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 40:1-4      

Leader:   I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard

               my cry.       

People:   He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog,

                and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.   

Leader:    He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our

                God.  Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the

                LORD.                            

People:   Happy are those who make the LORD their trust, who

                do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after

                false gods.

 

*HYMN OF PRAISE    “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”   UMH#133

                                          

*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                   Karen Owings                                   

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      “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”                UMH#382                

 

PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                                           

 

OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                     

Offertory    “He”      (Richard Mullan/Jack Richards)    Raymond Brent                                      

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

 

                            Scripture, Songs and Sermon

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                            Genesis 9:12-13

God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

 

NEW TESTAMENT                                                       Galatians 2:15-17

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.  And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law.  But if, in our effort to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have been found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin?  Certainly not!

 

*GOSPEL LESSON                                                             John 5:2-17

Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Bethzatha, which has five porticoes.  In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.  One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”  The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me.”  Jesus said to him, “Stand up, take your mat and walk.”  At once the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk.  Now that day was a sabbath.  So the Jews said to the man who had been cured, “It is the sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.”  But he answered them, “The man who made me well said to me, “Take up your mat and walk.”  They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, “Take it up and walk?”  Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had disappeared in the crowd that was there.  Later Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you have been made well!  Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you.”  The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. Therefore the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was doing such things on the sabbath.  But Jesus answered them, “My Father is still working, and I also am working.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God.

 

*SONG OF PREPARATION      “You Are My All in All”           W&S#3040                                                            

SERMON            “Restored:  Bless This Mess”               Rev. Mike Rose                

                Stephen Ministry – Hope, Help and Healing

                

*HYMN OF RESPONSE    “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”         FWS#2120                                                                             

 

*BLESSING AND BENEDICTION 

 

*POSTLUDE         “Praise to the Lord the Almighty”                 Pianist                                                          

 

 

 

Prayer Concerns:

Rachel Palmberg                                                            

Ron Herrman                                                         

Ed Barr (Michelle Inman’s Dad)

 

 

Continuing Prayer Concerns:             Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                 J.R. Grabbe

Ruth Patterson                                   Sue Jones

Betsy Losey                                         John Chamberlain

Phil Stahlman                                    

 

 

CHURCH CALENDAR

Today:   

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

               9:35  a.m.    “Restored” – Chapel – Pastor Mike

               4:00  p.m.    Vacation Bible School Volunteer Meeting/Decorating

                                     Church dining room

               4:30  p.m.     Endowment Meeting – church parlor

Monday:

             10:30  a.m.      Staff Meeting

               1:00 p.m.      Worship Committee

               5:00 p.m.       Vacation Bible School – “Super Heroes”

               7:30 p.m.       Staff/Parish meeting – church library                         

Tuesday:

               8:00  a.m.    Youth Bible Study

               9:00  a.m.    Quilters

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer

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

                1:00  p.,m.   Youth Bible Study

               5:00  p.m.     Vacation Bible School – “Super Heroes”

Wednesday:

               5:00  p.m.     Vacation Bible School – “Super Heroes”

               7:30  p.m.     Youth Games

Thursday:

               9:00  a.m.    Youth Community Service

               5:00  p.m.    Vacation Bible School – “Super Heroes”

               7:00  p.m.    Trustee Meeting – church parlor                                 

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       07-09-17 Worship Attendance 192         07-09-17  Sunday School  51       

       07-10-16 Worship Attendance 202         07-10-16  Sunday School  72                     

 

                           Offering last Sunday                        $  9,900.00           

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00      

  

        Budget Needs to Date  $310,800.00   Offering to Date  $267,709.00  

 

                            Feed the Hungry was $80.00 and 6 food items

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      Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda/Carol Purdy  10:45  Ronda Hayden          

 

              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.

 

 

 

 

OUTREACH ITEMS ARE DUE IN THE CHURCH OFFICE TODAY!

 

 

TODAY IS SHARE SUNDAY!  If we all help a little, we can help those who are hungry in Ellis County.

 

 

Camp Notes Needed:  Alex Aldrich, Tegan Cain, Colter Conger, Jaren Kanak, Brandon Kennemer, Brandon Musil, Corey Musil, Dalyn Schwarz, Rilee Schwarz, Sage Zweifel, Mulu Bannister, Mikayla Koerner, Kari Satomi, Hope Schumacher, Lilian McGrath.    

 

 

COOKIES NEEDED FOR Vacation Bible Sschool!!!  Please drop them off in the downstairs kitchen.  Thank you!

 

 

There are now LARGE PRINT bulletins available.  Just ask an usher for a copy.

 

 

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!

 

                       ALTAR FOUNDATION 2017 SUSTAINING MEMBERS

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, Harl & LaVena Stump, Elizabeth Innes.