First Christian Church St. Francis, Kansas
October 15th, 2017
Serving Today

Pianist: Susan Dinkel

Song Leader: Margaret Poling

Elder: Royce Cook

Deaconess: Julie Brunk

Older Children's Church: Jessica Matthies and Carter Matthies

Younger Children's Church: Matthisen Witzel and Makaila Matthies

Call to Worship

Galatians 3:13-14ESV

Opening Worship Songs
  • Redeemed - Hymn #646
  • Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
  • Man of Sorrows
Confession of Our Christian Faith

Pastor: What comfort does the resurrection of the body offer you?


Congregation: Not only shall my soul after this life immediately be taken up to Christ, my Head, but also this my flesh, raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul and made like Christ’s glorious body.


Pastor: What comfort do you receive from the article about the life everlasting?


Congregation: Since I now already feel in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, I shall after this life possess perfect blessedness, such as no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, a blessedness in which to praise God forever.

  • Joys and Concerns (scroll down for information about persecuted Christians in Djibouti)
  • Silent Prayer
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Prayer for Offering
Children's Message

Matthew 22:1-14ESV

  • Communion Prayer
  • Communion Hymn - One Day - Hymn #22
  • Communion

Mark 9:14-50ESV

Conclusion of Worship
  • Song of Response - I Need Thee Every Hour - Hymn #443
  • Announcements
  • Benediction
  • Song of Dismissal - God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again
Prayer for Persecuted Christians in Djibouti
Prayer Requests

Sincerest Prayer is requested for Teresa Douthit, sister-in-law to Jared and Candi Douthit. Teresa has had a couple of surgeries recently in Kansas City and is not doing well. Teresa is married to Jason and they have two children.

Sincerest Prayer is also requested for Mickey Graves. He is currently hospitalized in Denver. The details of his health condition are unknown at this time.

Barb Barnhart (recovering from a broken femur), Rodney Bracelin (continual recovery), Shelley Christensen (issue with her liver), Compassion kids in Brazil, Esther Confer (breast cancer), Mandi Cooks (Achilles tendon surgery recovery), Pat Crabtree, Patrick Delano, Dean Dinkel (cancer surgical recovery), Henry Dinkel (cancer), Ron Donner (Paula Keller's brother-in-law; health concerns), Sheree Downs (mass discovered in neck); David Dunn (Becca Landers’ grandfather; Alzheimer’s), Ron Ewing, Brett Fort (Shirley Watson's grandson; stationed in Qatar with the Air Force), Tina Fort (Shirley Watson's daughter; cancer), Doyle and Doloris Hall (Fort Collins), Tish Havel (ongoing recovery), Ron and Dot Hill (Dot is now in Greeley; Ron will make the move in a few days; 5300 W. 29th, Apt. 236, Greeley, CO 80364), Diane Hockenbary, Dan and Sheree Keller and Campus Crusade staff, Kevin (in need of adoption), family of Patricia "Lou" Kramer (died, September 21st); Pete and June Lauer (Brad Matthies’s and Leisha Hilt’s grandparents; health issues), Daryl Loyd (prostate cancer; upcoming surgery on November 13th), Marsha Magley (ongoing recovery after vehicle accident), Dan McCurry (torn meniscus in one knee), Gerri McCurry (recovery of strength), Megan (breast cancer), Jason Moses (recovery from perforated intestine), Danny Penton, Jackson Reese (continued health after chemotheraphy treatments), Dee Richman (Andy Poling’s mother-in-law; cancer), Pat Rooney (rehabilitation), Doug Ross (stem cell procedure), Gordon Ross (preparing for cancer surgery), Keith Schorzman (ongoing surgeries for and recovery from 2nd and 3rd degree burns), Rodney Shay (bladder cancer), Marshall Squires (leukemia has returned; surgery on October 26th), Michelle Stafford, Fred Stasser (on hospice care), Rolle Stephens (friend of Brad Matthies; pancreatic trouble), Dan Stevens (throat cancer), Kelly Studer (had a lumpectomy last year), Nic Sulc (recovery from tractor accident; now at home in Virginia), Jo Turbeville (recovery of health), Cole Vap (Perry and Paula Keller's nephew; health concerns), Jim Walters (recovery from injuries), Carol Weeks (stage four melanoma cancer), family of Ado Wells (died on October 8th), Holly White (missing from Taos, New Mexico, since May), Dave Wright (heart condition), and Leon Wright (recovering from a stroke)

*Those residing in care/assisted care facilities: John Bartlett (Parsons), Gladys Cullum (St. Francis), Joan FINLEY Davis (California), Janetta Evins (St. Francis), Ella Mae Keller (St. Francis), Margaret Hilt (St. Francis), Don Love (Kansas City), Debra McCurry (St. Francis), Charlene Meyer (Atwood), Florence Peacock (St. Francis), Fleda Raile (Goodland), Kenneth Roberson (St. Francis), Rob Webb (Wichita)

Compassion Trip to Brazil - March 2018

If you’re interested in traveling to Brazil with us in March of next year to continue our ministry to our sponsored children, please join us for a brief informational meeting immediately following the worship service today. The dates of travel, the cost of the trip, and registration instructions will be provided. And, of course, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Offering Report

September Offerings: $6,291.00

September Expenses: $6,587.04

Last Sunday’s Offering (October 8th): $651.00

October Offerings (to date): $1,758.00

October Church Mowing Volunteers

Sunday, October 22nd - Jeff Landers Family

It is recommended that the mowing be done just prior to the Sunday listed.

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, please join us for Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer.


Discover the story behind the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation. Told through a seamless combination of live-action storytelling and artistic animation, Martin Luther’s daring life is presented in extensive detail while still making the film relevant, provocative, and accessible.


Sunday, October 29th, 2017


Light Supper at 5 p.m.


Movie Begins at 5:30 p.m.


Childcare Provided

New Concrete Parking Barriers

Recently, the Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) provided funds to purchase concrete parking barriers for our church family’s parking lot to the east of our church building. There was a concern that parking too close to the retaining wall could cause some of the stones to move forward and fall. Not only are we grateful to CWF for their donation, but we’re grateful to Deb Hilt for taking the initiative to get the concrete parking barriers moved into position for us.

New Kitchen Stove for the Parsonage

As the result of a generous and anonymous donation, the parsonage has received a new kitchen stove. The prior stove recently decided that it did not want to work anymore. This new stove is a beautiful addition to our parsonage and the Landers family is very appreciative. Thanks so much to those special people who made the donation!

Shoebox Packing Party Planning Meeting

If you're interested in helping to plan for this year's Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party, you're invited to join us for a planning meeting on Monday, October 23rd. The meeting will be held in the church office and will begin at 4:15 p.m.

Marriage Friday

You're invited to join us for this month's Marriage Friday dinner and discussion on Friday, October 27th, at 7 p.m. The session topic is entitled, "Love Sizzles: Experiencing Real Intimacy."

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