First Christian Church St. Francis, Kansas
March 4th, 2018
Serving Today

Greeters: Perry and Paula Keller

Pianist: Tema Trumbo

Song Leader: Leisha Hilt

Elder: Brad Matthies

Deaconess: Amelia Zuege

Older Children's Church: Judy Reynolds and Makaila Matthies

Younger Children's Church: Pam, Talexa, and Taighe Weeter

Call to Worship

Ephesians 5:29-30ESV

Opening Worship Songs
  • All the Way My Savior Leads Me - Hymn #598
  • Gentle Shepherd - Hymn #596
  • O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Confession of Our Christian Faith

Pastor: What does God require in the sixth commandment?


Congregation: I am not to dishonor, hate, injure, or kill my neighbor by thoughts, words, or gestures, and much less by deeds, whether personally or through another; rather, I am to put away all desire of revenge. Moreover, I am not to harm or recklessly endanger myself. Therefore, also, the government bears the sword to prevent murder.


Pastor: But does this commandment speak only of killing?


Congregation: By forbidding murder God teaches us that He hates the root of murder, such as envy, hatred, anger, and desire of revenge, and that He regards all these as murder.


Pastor: Is it enough, then, that we do not kill our neighbor in any such way?


Congregation: No. When God condemns envy, hatred, and anger, He commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves, to show patience, peace, gentleness, mercy, and friendliness toward him, to protect him from harm as much as we can, and to do good even to our enemies.

  • Joys and Concerns (scroll down for information on persecuted Christians in Iraq)
  • Silent Prayer
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Prayer for Offering
  • Communion Prayer
  • Communion Song - Grace Greater Than Our Sin - Hymn #105
  • Communion

Mark 14:12-52ESV

Conclusion of Worship
  • Song of Response - Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us - Hymn #601
  • Announcements
  • Benediction
  • Choral Response - God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again
Prayer for Persecuted Christians in Iraq
Prayer Requests

Sincerest Sympathies are extended to the family of John Finley. John died unexpectedly Saturday a week ago, February 24th. His memorial service was held yesterday, Saturday, March 3rd, at 10:30 a.m. in our sanctuary.

Sincerest Sympathies are also extended to the family of Branson Peacock, Florence Peacock's grandson. Branson died unexpectedly Thursday a week ago, February 22nd, in his Colorado Springs home. Funeral arrangements are still pending.

Barb Barnhart (recovering from a broken femur; now back home), Rodney Bracelin (continual health), Compassion kids in Brazil, Esther Confer (breast cancer), Dean Dinkel (cancer surgical recovery), Henry Dinkel (cancer), Ron Donner (Paula Keller's brother-in-law; health concerns), family of Bob Dorsch (died, February 5th), Sheree Downs (recovery from eye surgery), Ellen (Fern Forsythe's sister; surgical recovery), Ron Ewing, Fern Forsythe (recovery from cataract surgery), Tina Fort (Shirley Watson's daughter; cancer), Tori Gano (surgical recovery), Doyle and Doloris Hall (Fort Collins), Dan and Sheree Keller and Campus Crusade staff, Pete and June Lauer (Brad Matthies’s and Leisha Hilt’s grandparents; health issues), Ann Matthies (Brad and Leisha's mother; recovering from gall bladder surgery), Gerri McCurry (recovery of strength), Megan (upcoming radiation treatments), Kevin Ritchey (continual recovery after motorcycle accident), Rolle Stephens (friend of Brad Matthies; pancreatic trouble), Taven (in need of adoption), Jo Turbeville (recovery of health), Cole Vap (Perry and Paula Keller's nephew; health concerns), Carol Weeks (stage four melanoma cancer), and Rob Webb (health concerns)

*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 25th): $1,217.00

February Offerings (to date): $4,343.00

Last Sunday, Tim Raile provided us some projects for our church building and parsonage which need our attention. Would you be willing to consider one or more of these projects, supporting them with labor, labor and cost of materials, or donations? Sign-up sheets are available in the lobby.

Church Building


  • South Sidewalk, replaced
  • Bell Tower, painted (Tim and Margaret Poling have volunteered to donate.)
  • Exposed Electric Wires on North Side, fixed (Tim Raile has volunteered to provide both labor and cost of materials.)
  • Caulk Gable Ends (Tim Raile has volunteered to provide both labor and cost of materials.)
  • Caulk and Seal North Side Stucco to Sidewalk (Tim Raile has volunteered to provide the labor and cost of materials.)
  • South Door Painted, Sealed, and Adjusted (Perry and Paula Keller have volunteered to provide the labor.)

Regular Maintenance

  • Fertilize/Herbicide Blue Grass (Perry and Paula Keller have volunteered to provide the labor.)
  • Apply Weed Control on Buffalo Grass on West Side
  • Apply Soil Sterile to East Parking Lot and Control Weeds Throughout the Summer


  • Fellowship Stairway Area, painted and cracks filled (Tim and Robyn Raile have volunteered to provide the labor and cost of materials.)
  • Fellowship Hall, painted and cracks filled
  • Downstairs Bible Study rooms, plaster fixed
  • Pastor's Office Door, fixed
  • Entry Area, refreshed and brightened


Short-term Needs

  • Fix or Replace Rear Door and Walk-in Garage Door
  • Finish Back Splash in 1/2 Bathroom
  • Replace Old, Broken Mini-blinds Upstairs
  • Fix or Replace Water Heater
  • Add Water Softener

Mid-term Needs

  • Kitchen Cabinets Replaced (Tim and Robyn Raile have volunteered to donate $1000.)
  • Paint Upstairs
  • Paint Outside Siding and Soffit
  • Partition Laundry from Kitchen for Noise Reduction
  • Update Kitchen Appliances
  • Fireplace Repairs
  • Back Patio Cover

Long-term Needs

  • Concrete Patio Removed and Replaced
  • Replace Upstairs Carpet with Hard Floors
Operation Christmas Child Focus for the Month of March

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