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                                       September 17, 2017

                                Moses:  Two Defining Moments                          


Personal Meditation:  “In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans.  About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.  I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.”  from the Journal of John Wesley, May 24, 1738          


PRELUDE       ”Baptized Into Your Name Most Holy”          Organist                                                                                                       

                                  ”By Grace I’m Saved”




                                Liturgist:   Lee Fisher     


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 105: 1-7

Leader:    O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known

                his deeds among the peoples.     

People:    Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful


Leader:    Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek

                 the LORD rejoice.

People:    Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence


Leader:     Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles,

                 and the judgments he uttered,

People:    O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his

                 chosen ones.

Leader:     He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.           


*HYMN OF PRAISE “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above” UMH#126


*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  



Today we welcome Jace and Rachel Young into full membership and celebrate the baptisms of their daughters Rylee, Hayden and Ryann.

We also welcome Clay Holcomb and celebrate his baptism and full membership.


TIME FOR CHRIST’S YOUNG DISCIPLES                       Jo Swayne                                    

Moses, Moses, won’t you tell us How’d you ever part the seas?  “God provided all I needed, With his help it was a breeze.”                            


PRAYER CHORUS   (8:30)           “Holy Ground”                  FWS#2272




CHORAL RESPONSE  (10:45)                                          Chancel Choir                                   

                              “Wonderful Words of Life”



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                      

Offertory                                                      Kylie Moritz & Lynn Fisher

    “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”  (Houston, Crocker, Lighthelm)

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                                                


CHORAL ANTHEM     “I Am No Longer My Own”            Chancel Choir

                                        (Mary McDonald)


OLD TESTAMENT                                                        Exodus 2:11-3:19                      


*SONG OF PREPARATION                   (Vs 1 & 3)                W&S#3029                       “In the Desert, on God’s Mountain”


SERMON      “Moses:  Two Defining Moments”         Pastor Mike Rose                                                                


*HYMN OF RESPONSE                   (Vs 1 & 6)                       W&S#3029                       “In the Desert, on God’s Mountain”




*POSTLUDE                                                                                      Organist


Prayer Concerns:

Darlene Gilchrist                                        


Continuing Prayer Concerns:            Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                  J.R. Grabbe

Sue Jones                                                John Chamberlain

Betsy Losey                                         Ron Herrman

Rachel Palmberg                                   

Hurricane victims

Forest Fire victims


Flowers on the altar are in loving memory of Steve Powell on his birthday, September 18 with love from his family; Jackie, Sherri, Kristy and Robyn.





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

                9:35  a.m.    Moses Study – chapel – Pastor Mike

                1:30  p.m.    Guatemalan Mission Trip meeting – dining room

                3:00  p.m.    Classroom Management Training

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

                                      Study:  “When God Doesn’t Fix It”

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


                6:00  p.m.   Staff/Parish Relations Committee – church library                   


                9:00  a.m.    Quilters

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

                1:00  p.m.    Worship Committee - parlor                                       

                2:00  p.m.    Stephen Ministry training – dining room, west wing                        


              10:30  a.m.    Prayer and Praise – chapel

              12:00  p.m.    United Methodist Women Luncheon/Mission U

                5:00  p.m.    WOW begins – meal-Taco Salad and ice cream bars

                5:50  p.m.    WOW worship

                6:15  p.m.    WOW programming                                                                    

                6:20  p.m.    Bell Choir

                7:15  p.m.    Chancel Choir                                                                 


             10:00   a.m.    Clergy Mentor Group – church library

                7:00  p.m.    Trustees – church parlor  


                9:00  a.m.    Moms in Ministry – Room 203 (pre-school SS room)

              12:00  p.m.    GAB To Go (Girlfriends and the Bible) – Room 207


              10:00  a.m.    Youth Service Day at the ARC

                1:00  p.m.    Heart to Heart Dessert Challenge-Big Creek Crossing                             


      09-10--17 Worship Attendance 293        09-10-17   Sunday School  115         

      09-11-16  Worship Attendance 344         09-11-16   Sunday School 118                   

                Special Offering for Hurricane Victims    $  1,219.50

                            Offering last Sunday                       $12,579.00             

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00

        Budget Needs to Date  $410,700.00  Offering to Date  $355,567.00

                           Feed the Hungry was $70.00 and 8 food items.                                                                   

 Greeters:  8:30  Betty Innes  10:45 Eric Leuschner, Jacinda Johnson & family    

              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.

                           LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available

                                    Please ask an usher.


Heart to Heart Dessert Challenge, Saturday, September 23 from

1-3 p.m., Big Creek Mall. For more information contact Gail Kuehl, Lisa Blide or Kari Schultz.



This is SHARE SUNDAY!  Let’s help those that are hungry in Ellis Co.


Please support the United Methodist Campus Ministry by providing a salad or dessert for their Thursday night meal and worship.  Call the church office (625-3408) if you could help this semester.  We need two more salads or desserts.


Chancel Choir Rehearsals, Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:15p.m. in the fellowship hall.  What is Chancel Choir about?

*Singing in perfect harmony: chosen by God; one voice (unity); robed (clothed) in grace

*Singing with purpose:  to build up the  body (teaching and encouraging)

*Singing to the glory of God:  intentionally putting the glory of God on display through our music.  And just a lot of fun!!!!!!


Informational meeting for Guatemala Mission Trip on Sunday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room.


UMW General Meeting and Luncheon at 12:00 p.m.  Hostess is Naomi Circle.  Program is Mission U:  Native American Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church led by Marilea Beougher of Grainfield, KS.  All women of the church are welcome.


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, Harl & LaVena Stump, Harv & Marilyn Davidson,

Gerard & Tammy Wellbrock, Bob & Pam Gillen, Earl & Sharon Carlson.