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                                                        Restored:  A Message in the Mess-

                                                                          August 13, 2017                   


Personal Meditation:    “…Know your disease!  Know your cure! Ye were born into sin:  Therefore, ‘Ye must be born again’, born of God.  By nature ye are wholly corrupted.  By grace ye shall be wholly renewed.  In Adam, ye all died; In the second Adam, in Christ, ye all are made alive.”  John Wesley, Sermon XLIV; Original Sin.


PRELUDE                   Voluntary on “Aurelia”                           Organist                                                                                                           




                                  Liturgist:  Rodney Ruff   


*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 51:10-17

Leader:    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right

                spirit within me.                   

People:   Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take

                your Holy Spirit from me.

Leader:    Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me

                a willing spirit.                           

People:   Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners

                will return to you.

Leader:    Deliver me from bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation,

                and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

People:   O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your


Leader:    For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a

                burnt offering, you would not be pleased.

People:    The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;

                 a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not



*HYMN OF PRAISE       “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”        UMH#384


*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                          Stacey Jones                      

Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear; things I would ask him to tell me if he were here; scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea, stories of Jesus, tell them to me.                            


PRAYER CHORUS     “Dear Jesus, in Whose Life I See”          UMH#468


PRAYERS AND LORD’S PRAYER                                                           

SPECIAL MUSIC                                                      Brandon Davidson

              “Change My Heart, O God”  (Eddie Espinosa)

                        Accompanied by Kevin Davidson



Prayer of Dedication

Feed the Fish                                      

Offertory                                    “Prayer”                                      Organist                                                                                 

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

*Prayer of Thanksgiving


OLD TESTAMENT                                                        Joshua 24:13-18

I gave you a land on which you had not labored, and towns that you had not built, and you live in them; you eat the fruit of vineyards and oliveyards that you did not plant.  “Now therefore revere the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.  Now if you are unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the  region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”  Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods; for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight.  He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; and the LORD drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land.  Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.”


NEW TESTAMENT                                                     Colossians 3:12-17

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone  has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the LORD has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 


*GOSPEL READING                                       Matthew 28:1-10; 16-20

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.  For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men.  But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said.  Come, see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead,” and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’  This is my message for you.”  So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ”Greetings!”  And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.  Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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

People:  Thanks be to God!


*SONG OF PREPARATION              “Love Lifted Me”              W&S#3101


SERMON      “Restored: A Message in the Mess”       Pastor Mike Rose                        


*HYMN OF RESPONSE             “Precious Name”                    UMH#536                  




Prayer Concerns:                                                    

Ron Herrman                                                         

Ed Barr (Michelle Inman’s Dad)

Marilyn Wood

Michael Copper

Continuing Prayer Concerns:            Phyllis Bloss

Steve Miller                                        Wade Jeffery

Dianna Jennings                                  J.R. Grabbe

Ruth Patterson                                    Sue Jones

Betsy Losey                                         John Chamberlain

Rachel Palmberg   


Jim Tegethoff  08-07-17

Brother-in-law of Jeff Copper


The Education team is trying something new….Two New Beginnings!  Student New Beginnings is August 20 and Adult New Beginnings is August 27.  Please see the insert in the pews for more information.





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

                7:00  p.m.     Youth Messy Games – church lawn


              10:30  a.m.     Staff Meeting

                1:00  p.m.     Worship Committee – church parlor

                7:00  p.m.      Staff/Parish Committee – church library                      


                9:00  a.m.    Quilters

                9:45  a.m.    Praise & Prayer – Pastor Mike                                                                                           

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

                 1:00 p.m.    Youth Bible Study


                7:00  p.m.     Trustees – church parlor


                9:30  a.m.      Student New Beginnings Sunday

                4:00  p.m.      Installation of new District Superintendents - sanctuary

                                        Reception following – dining room                           


      08-06--17 Worship Attendance 212       08-06-17  Sunday School 71          

      08-07-16  Worship Attendance 205        08-07-16   Sunday School 80                 


                            Offering last Sunday                       $12,161.00                

                          Needed weekly to meet budget     $11,100.00

        Budget Needs to Date  $355,200.00  Offering to Date  $308,038.00

                                   Feed the Hungry was 11 food items.                                                                   

                  Greeters:  8:30  Pauline Branda  10:45  Bill & Rita Barker             


              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.

              LARGE PRINT BULLETINS are available – ask an usher.


Don’t forget Messy Games on Sunday, August 13 from 7-8:30 p.m.

West lawn and wear old clothes. Bring a camera, lawn chair and towel. 


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.

First Rehearsal;  August 23, Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:15 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!!!!!!


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.


Please check the Information Center in the parlor for Suppers 8 sign-up sheets.  Everyone needs to sign up even if previously involved.  There will be coffee and cinnamon rolls at 9:30 on Sunday, September 10 for those interested.  Please join us.  Cutoff for sign-up is September 10.


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.


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, Elizabeth Innes, Harv & Marilyn Davidson.