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                       We Worship Together   

                                  Restored:  Messy V.B.S.                    

                                            July 23, 2017                        

Personal Meditation:  “(We) were present at our love feast in Fetter Lane, with about 60 of our brethren.  About 3 in the morning, as we were continuing instant in prayer, the power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried out for exceeding joy and many fell to the ground.  As soon as we were recovered a little from that awe and amazement at the presence of his Majesty, we broke out in one voice, “We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord!”  John Wesley, Journal, January 1, 1739.


 PRELUDE                      “Prelude in Thirds”                           Organist                                                                                                               



        Liturgists:  8:30 Corey Musil  10:45 Mallory Henderson


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 34:11-18   

Leader:    Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of

                the LORD.      

People:    Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy


Leader:     Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking


People:    Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Leader:     The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are

                 open to their cry.

People:     The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the

                  remembrance of them from the earth.

Leader:       When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and rescues

                     them from all their troubles.

People:       The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the

                      crushed in spirit.  


*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  


*HYMN OF PRAISE           “Tradin’ My Sorrows”                  W&S#3108


VBS SPECIAL MUSIC    “Hero Central” & “God of The Impossible”




PRAYER CHORUS                   “Everlasting God”                   W&S#3021                    


PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                                           





Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                     

Offertory                       “A Light Unto My Path”                         Organist                           

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving



                            Scripture, Songs and Sermon


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                      Exodus 14: 19-28

The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them.  It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel.  And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night.  Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea.  The LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided.  The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.  The Eqyptians  pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharoah’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers.  At the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic.  He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty.  The Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the Israelites, for the LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.”  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.”  So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth.  As the Egyptians fled before it, the LORD tossed the Egyptians into the sea.  The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharoah that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained.


NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                    Acts 3: 1-8

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon.  And a man lame from birth, was being carried in.  People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple.  When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms.  Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”  And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.  But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.  And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.  Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. 


*GOSPEL LESSON                                                             John 11:38-44

Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb.  It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.  Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”  Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.”  Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed,  you would see the glory of God?”  So they took away the stone.  And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me.  I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.”  When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”  The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth.  Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God.


*SONG OF PREPARATION       “I Love You, Lord”  (2X)         FWS#2068


SERMON  “Restored: Super Heroes of Messy V.B.S.”   Rev. Mike Rose                


*HYMN OF RESPONSE         8:30  “Everlasting God”            W&S#3021                                           10:45   “Hero Central”                 V.B.S. Kids                         








Prayer Concerns:

Rachel Palmberg                                                            

Ron Herrman                                                         

Ed Barr (Michelle Inman’s Dad)

Harold Kraus


Continuing Prayer Concerns:             Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                 J.R. Grabbe

Ruth Patterson                                   Sue Jones

Betsy Losey                                         John Chamberlain

Phil Stahlman                                    




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

               6:00  p.m.    Finance Committee  – church parlor


                1:00 p.m.      Worship Committee

               7:00 p.m.      Administrative Board – Room 207 (Milers)                         


               8:00  a.m.    Youth Bible Study

               9:00  a.m.    Quilters

              10:30  a.m.    Praise & Prayer                                                       

                1:00  p.m .   Youth Bible Study        


               6:30  p.m.     Youth – Duck Derby practice


               9:00  a.m.    Youth Community Service

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


       07-16-17 Worship Attendance 305         07-16-17  Sunday School  77       

       07-17-16 Worship Attendance 242         07-17-16  Sunday School  70                     


                            Offering last Sunday                        $ 9,132.00            

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00      


        Budget Needs to Date  $321,900.00   Offering to Date  $276,840.00  


                            Feed the Hungry was $77.00 and 13 food items


      Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda/Carol Purdy  10:45  Armin & Vicki Kelly          


              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.


Please check the Information Center in the parlor for a list of items needed for the Hays High School Pantry.  Monetary donations, school supplies, easy to prepare, non-perishable food items, after school snacks, personal hygiene products, household items, backpacks, etc. are needed for high school students.  See the display in the parlor.


The Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) is accepting applications for the Worship on Wednesday (W.O.W.) Meal Coordinator position for Fall, 2017 through Spring, 2018.  The Meal Coordinator is responsible for the planning, preparation, staffing, serving, and clean-up of Wednesday evening meals for W.O.W. For a job description or more information, please stop by the church office or call 625-3408.


Camp Notes Needed:    Rylea Barrett & Benton McGrath


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!



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