First Christian Church St. Francis, Kansas
February 11th, 2018
Serving Today

Greeters: Brad Matthies Family

Pianist: Tema Trumbo

Song Leader: Leisha Hilt

Shut-Ins: Royce Cook and Daryl Loyd

Elder: John Finley

Deaconess: Crystal Schultz

Older Children's Church: Paula Keller and Carter Matthies

Younger Children's Church: Crystal Schultz and Grace Landers

Call to Worship

Psalm 75:1ESV

Opening Worship Songs
  • To God Be the Glory - Hymn #363
  • Bless His Holy Name
  • 10,000 Reasons
Confession of Our Christian Faith

Pastor: But may we swear an oath by the name of God in a godly manner?


Congregation: Yes, when the government demands it of its subjects, or when necessity requires it, in order to maintain and promote fidelity and truth, to God’s glory and for our neighbor’s good. Such oath-taking is based on God’s Word and was therefore rightly used by saints in the Old and the New Testament.


Pastor: May we also swear by saints or other creatures?


Congregation: No. A lawful oath is a calling upon God, who alone knows the heart, to bear witness to the truth, and to punish me if I swear falsely. No creature is worthy of such honor.

  • Joys and Concerns (scroll down for information on persecuted Christians in Pakistan)
  • Silent Prayer
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Prayer for Offering
  • Communion Prayer
  • Communion Song - My Tribute - Hymn #365
  • Communion
Message - "I Will Be a Grateful Church Member"

Colossians 1:9-14ESV

Conclusion of Worship
  • Song of Response - Give Thanks
  • Announcements
  • Benediction
  • Choral Response - God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again
Prayer for Persecuted Christians in Pakistan
Prayer Requests

Sincerest Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Bob Dorsch (Sondra Bracelin's brother). Bob died on Monday, February 5th. Bob's funeral service will be tomorrow, Monday, February 12th, at 1:30 p.m., in our sanctuary.

Barb Barnhart (recovering from a broken femur; now back home), Rodney Bracelin (continual recovery), Pat Carman (health issues), family of Clay Carmichael (died, December 18th, 2017), Shelley Christensen (issue with her liver), Compassion kids in Brazil, Esther Confer (breast cancer), Royce Cook (recovery from knee replacement surgery), 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), Teresa Douthit (surgical recovery), Sheree Downs (surgical recovery), David Dunn (Becca Landers’ grandfather; Alzheimer’s), Ellen (Fern Forsythe's sister; surgical recovery), Ron Ewing, Tina Fort (Shirley Watson's daughter; cancer), Tori Gano (surgical recovery), Doyle and Doloris Hall (Fort Collins), Tish Havel (ongoing recovery), Mickey Graves, Diane Hockenbary, Dan and Sheree Keller and Campus Crusade staff, Pete and June Lauer (Brad Matthies’s and Leisha Hilt’s grandparents; health issues), Daryl Loyd (surgical recovery), Marsha Magley (ongoing recovery), Dan McCurry (torn meniscus in one knee), Gerri McCurry (recovery of strength), Megan (recovery from breast cancer surgery), family of Charlene Meyer (died, January 13th), Jason Moses (recovery from perforated intestine), Brenda Nelsen (surgical recovery), Danny Penton, family of Kerry Pollock (died, January 17th), Jackson Reese (continued health after chemotheraphy treatments), Dee Richman (Andy Poling’s mother-in-law; cancer), Kevin Ritchey (in critical condition after a motorcycle accident), Pat Rooney (rehabilitation), Doug Ross (stem cell procedure), Keith Schorzman (now recovering at home), Rodney Shay (bladder cancer; recently received a very good report), Marshall Squires (surgical recovery), Michelle Stafford, Rolle Stephens (friend of Brad Matthies; pancreatic trouble), Kelly Studer (had a lumpectomy last year), Nic Sulc (recovery from tractor accident; now at home in Virginia), Taven (in need of adoption), 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), Rob Webb (health concerns), 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: Gladys Cullum (St. Francis), Joan FINLEY Davis (California), Janetta Evins (St. Francis), Ron and Dot Hill (Greeley, Colorado), Margaret Hilt (St. Francis), Ella Mae Keller (St. Francis), Don Love (Kansas City), Debra McCurry (St. Francis), Jane Milner (Goodland), Florence Peacock (St. Francis), Fleda Raile (Goodland), and Kenneth Roberson (St. Francis)

Offering Report

December Offerings: $13,075.67

December Expenses: $6,312.63

January Offerings: $4,713.00

Last Sunday's Offering (February 4th): $795.00

Join Us for Marriage Friday

At Marriage Friday this coming Friday at 7 p.m., we’ll finish our current study with The Art of Marriage. Session six is entitled, "Love Always: Leaving a Lasting Legacy."

To get our discussion going, here’s the question with which we’ll begin: "What is something about your spouse for which you’ve recently thought (or said), ’I really appreciate that about you’?"

If you’ve not done so already, take a look at the "After the Session" activities found on pages 76 and 77 in your workbook. Plan to carve out some special time with your spouse to complete those activities. (If you have not been able to join us yet for Marriage Friday, I have a few extra workbooks. I'd be happy to give you one this morning.)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, our dinner theme is "Favorite Date-Night Food." What do you enjoy eating with your spouse when you’re on a date? Bring it with you and we'll enjoy it together.

Thank You for Providing Help for Cuban Pastors

Thank you for your generous donations of the following items to help pastors in Cuba:

  • Clothing for pastors (especially new or "like-new" short-sleeve shirts; polo and/or dress shirts; slacks, dockers, etc., in men’s sizes)
  • Toiletries (razors, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrush)
  • Tylenol – adult capsules and children’s liquid
  • Children’s Zyrtec
  • Used iPhones/androids, laptops, tablets, etc., for the pastors (invaluable)

Pastor Jeff stopped by the post office on Monday morning and mailed five boxes of our donated items. In addition, we raised $106 to be given to help meet the needs of Cuban pastors whom Pastor Mark Hills and his wife, Maggie, will visit in March.

For more information about Pastor Mark's work with these Cuban pastors, click on the following link to watch a video Mark created:

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