January 14, 2018, Second Sunday After the Epiphany
Theme: “The Call to Discipleship: Come and See”.

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, John 1:43-51, read by Sandy Zinos.
Message titled, “Come and See”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin
A Litany of Gratitude and Commissioning for Christian Service, led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev.Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

January 7, 2018, Epiphany Sunday
Theme: “We are Promised the Baptism of the Holy Spirit".

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Mark 1:4-11 read by Nanc Ihrcke.
Message titled, “Baptized with the Holy Spirit”, Rev. Dan Schwerin
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion, led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

December 31, 2017, Worship service
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December 24, 2017, 9:30 PM - Christmas Eve
Theme: “They Made Known what had been told them about this child..." (Luke 2:17)

Welcome and Call to Worship led by Rev. Greta Hietpas
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2.8-14, Luke 2:15-20,
Christmas Message titled, "“God Comes Anyway”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.

December 24, 2017, 9:00 AM, Fourth Sunday of Advent.
Theme: “The Gift of Love”

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Luke 2:1-20, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, "Gifts Awaken Us",  given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

December 17, 2017, Third Sunday of Advent
Theme: "The Planting of the Lord"

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, read by Tom Taft.
Message titled, “The Planting of the Lord", Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

December 10, 2017, Second Sunday of Advent.
Theme: "Comfort my people, says your God”

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer led by by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Isaiah 40:1-11, read by Nanc Ihrcke.
Message titled, "Between Withering Wind and Second Wind", Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

December 3, 2017, First Sunday of Advent.
Theme: “We are in the Potter’s House”.

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Isaiah 64:1-9, read by Tony Linz.
Message titled, “We Are the Clay; You are Our Potter” (Is.64:8b) by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion, led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

November 26, 2017, Christ the King Sunday.
Theme: Christ the King Sunday.

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Matthew 25:31-46, read by Jeanette Gugler.
Message titled, “The King of Surprises”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

November 19, 2017, Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: “Trusting God”.

Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Nina Kohl.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Matthew 25:14-30, read by Sandy Zinos.
Message titled, “Playing it Safe Might Be the Most Dangerous Thing a Christian Can Do”, by Nina Kohl.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing led by Nina Kohl.

November 12, 2017, Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme:: “Waiting for the Not Yet".

Call to Worship led by Evan Marcks.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Evan Marcks.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Maggie Ross.
Time of Prayer led by by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Matthew 25:1-13, read by Jackson Otto.
Message titled, “Keep Awake”, by Rev. Greta Hietpas, Samantha Weber, Quinn Lincicum, and Carly Peterson.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

November 5, 2017, Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme:: “All Saints Sunday”.

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Confession, Assurance, Pardon, and Peace , spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by by Nina Kohl.
Scripture reading, Matthew 23:1-12, read by Heinz Melzl
Message titled, “We Have One Teacher and the Messiah is a Wounded Healer”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion, led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

October 29, 2017, Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost
Theme:: “Reformation Sunday – 500th Anniversary of the Reformation”.

Call to Worship led by Nina Kohl.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Nina Kohl.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Matthew 22:34-46, read by Andrew Mills.
Message titled, "Luther's Unfinished Revolution", by Nina Kohl.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Nina Kohl.

October 22 , 2017, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: “Render to God the Things That are God’s "(Matthew 22:21).

Recognition Sunday for Sharon Goodrum on her retirement after nearly 50 years of service to FUMC.
Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Matthew 22:15-22, read by Tom Taft.
Message titled, “The Accompaniment Alongside Us”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

October 15, 2017, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: “Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise.”

Call to Worship led by Madeline Ajack.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Madeline Ajack.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Madeline Ajack.
Scripture reading, Matthew 22:1-14, read by Madeline Ajack.
Message titled, “Showing Up”, by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Greta Hietpas and Madeline Ajack.
Blessing lead by Madeline Ajack.

October 8, 2017, Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “People Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise.”

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Matthew 21:33-46, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, “The Stone the Builders Rejected”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

October 1, 2017, World Communion Sunday.
Theme: “A Life of Wonder, Love and Praise”.

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Nina Kohl.
Scripture reading, Matthew 21:23-32, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, “What a Wonderful World", by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion, led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

September 24, 2017, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “The Call to Christian Relationship”.

Call to Worship led by Nina Kohl.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Nina Kohl.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Matthew 20:1-16, read by Jeanette Gugler.
Message titled, “Our Triune God is Relationship Itself”, by Nina Kohl.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin..
Blessing lead by Nina Kohl.

September 17, 2017, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “God’s Forgiveness and Mercy”.

Call to Worship led by Sharon Bloss.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Sharon Bloss.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Sharon Bloss.
Scripture reading, Matthew 18:21-35, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, “Extravagant Mercy”, by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Sharon Bloss and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

September 10, 2017, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Staying with Trouble That Makes Christ Known”.

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Matthew 18:15-20, read by Tom Taft.
Message titled,  “Stay with the Trouble”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas. Included is a special message from Kelly Schmitt, Program Director of The El Sistema children's music mentoring program. El Sistema is one of our building partners here at Waukesha FUMC.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

 

September 3, 2017, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Take up the Cross and Follow”.

Call to Worship led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Matthew 16:21-28, read by Tom Taft.
Message titled,  “We Can’t Follow without Taking Steps”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion, led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

August 27, 2017, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Our Witness as Disciples”.

Call to Worship led by Mark Blum.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Mark Blum.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Mark Blum.
Scripture reading, Matthew 16:13-20, read by Mary Winkelman.
Message titled, “Who Do You Say That I Am?” , by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led bMark Blum.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

August 20, 2017, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “God is Working All Things for Good”.

Call to Worship led by Nina Kohl.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Nina Kohl.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Genesis 45:1-15, read by Nanc Ihrcke.
Message titled, “God is Sovereign Goodness”, by Nina Kohl.
Community Response led Rev. Greta Hietpas.

August 13, 2017, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “What will become of God’s dreams?”

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, “Life is a Rhythm of Maddening Disorientation and Homecoming”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

August 6, 2017, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “The face of God is before us”

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given byRev. Greta Hietpas
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Genesis 32:22-31, read by Tony Linz.
Message titled, “The One Who Resists Being Named Won’t Let Go of Us until We Are Changed”, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion, led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

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