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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.

July 30, 2017, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: “What we discover about God in the ordeal of being human.”

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. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer led by Sharon Bloss.
Scripture reading, Genesis 29:15-28, read by Nanc Ihrcke.
Message titled, “Your Father Who Sees in Secret Will Reward You”- Jesus, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Sharon Bloss and Nina Kohl.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

July 23, 2017, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: “Encountering the Holy in the House of God.”

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. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Genesis 28:10-19a read by Mary Winkelmann.
Message titled, “Surely, the Lord is in This Place” by Nina Kohl.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Nina Kohl.
Blessing lead by Nina Kohl.

July 16, 2017, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: "God’s Vast 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.
Time of Prayer led by Madeline Ajack.
Scripture reading, Genesis 25:19-34, read by Tom Taft.
Message titled, A House Divided, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Madeline Ajack.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

July 9, 2017, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: "How is God Leading?"

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 Sharon Bloss.
Scripture reading, Genesis 24:1-15; 18-28, 54-67 NRSV, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, He Leadeth Me, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

July 2, 2017, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: "The Journey for a Place of Seeing."

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 by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Genesis 22:1-14, read by Tony Linz.
Message titled, The Lord will Provide, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

June 25, 2017, Third Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: "The Faith Adventure."

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. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Genesis 21:8-21, read by Tom Taft.
Message titled, Risk, Reward, and the Journey of Faith, given by Nina Kohl.
Community Response led by Rev. Greta Hietpas and Nina Kohl.
Blessing lead by Nina Kohl.

June 18, 2017, Second Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: "God’s Provision."

Call to Worship led by Sharon Bloss .
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Sharon Bloss.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Sharon Bloss.
Scripture reading, Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7, read by Mary Winkelman.
Message titled,  A Hospitable Womb,  given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Sharon Bloss.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

June 11,2017, Trinity Sunday
Theme: "The God of Creation."

Call to Worship led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Greta Hietpas.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Tekla Fingland.
Time of Prayer led byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Genesis 1:11-13; 16-19, 26-31, 2:1-3, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, See the Seeds, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

June 4, 2017, Pentecost Sunday
Theme: "The Gift of the 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.
Time of Prayer led byRev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Psalm 104:24-34; 35b, read by Tony Linz.
Message titled, Renew, Rebuild, or Repair, given 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.

May 28, 2017, Ascension Sunday
Theme: "Love Governs the Universe and is with 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 by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer led by Sharon Bloss.
Scripture reading, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11. read by Tom Taft.
Message titled, Stronger than Before, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Sharon Bloss.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

May 21, 2017, Sixth Sunday of Easter
Theme: "The Hope That Is Within Us."

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 Sharon Bloss.
Scripture reading, 1 Peter 3:13-22. read by Tom Taft.
Message titled, A Witness to Hope, given by Nina Kohl.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Nina Kohl.

May 14, 2017, Fifth Sunday of Easter
Theme: "We are a royal priesthood."

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, 1 Peter 2:2-10. read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, An Entrée Into Things that are Holy, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

May 6, 2017, Fourth Sunday of Easter
Theme: "Suffering"

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. Dan Schwerin..
Scripture reading, 1 Peter 2:19-25. read by Tony Linz.
Message titled, To Be Healed, by Rev. Greta Hietpas
The Great Thanksgiving - Communion.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

April 30, 2017, Third Sunday of Easter
Theme: "Born of the Imperishable"

Call to Worship led by Rev. Tina Itson.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Tina Itson.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, 1 Peter 1:17-23. read by Sandy Zinos.
Message titled, We are Free to Be Faithful Now, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

April 23, 2017, Second Sunday of Easter
Theme: "Trusting in Hope"

Call to Worship led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Tina Itson.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, 1 Peter 1:3-9. read by Nina Kohl.
Message titled, Becoming Easter Sunday People, by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.

April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday
Theme: "The first day of the New Creation."

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 by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 read by Colleen Reske.
Message titled, God’s Surprising Newness, by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

April 14, 2017, Good Friday Worship Service."
A remembrance of hymns and scripture.

Greeting and Affirmation of Faith, Phil.2. 6-11
Hymn, Beneath the Cross of Jesus, UMH 297
Opening Prayer
Hymn, Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy, UMH 340
Old Testament Lesson, Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Hymn, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, UMH 298
The Gospel Lesson, Mark 15:16-21
Hymn, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross,UMH 301 v.1
The Gospel Lesson, Mark 15:22-32
Hymn, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross. UMH 301 v.2
The Gospel Lesson, Mark 15:33-41
Hymn, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, UMH 301 v.3
The Gospel Lesson, Mark 15:42-47
Hymns,     Were You There, UMH 288 v.4-5
    Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, UMH 626
     Fairest Lord Jesus,    UMH 189
The Lord's Prayer
Hymn, The Old Rugged Cross”, UMH 504

Worship Leaders:
Rev. Daniel W Schwerin, Minister
Sharon Goodrum, Organist and Pianist
Tom Ajack, Guitarist

Listeners may read the text of the hymns by clicking on this link.

April 9, 2017, Palm Sunday
Theme: "The call to trust God"

Call to Worship led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Tina Itson.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Psalm 31:9-16. read by Cynthia Stevens
Message titled,“Hour By Hour I Place My Days in Your Hand”  (The Message, Eugene Peterson), by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Lenten Spoken Offertory: Our Membership Vows. Witness - by Cynthia Stevens.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

CHURCH MEMBERS SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VOWS WE TAKE WHEN WE CHOOSE TO BECOME PART OF THIS CHURCH COMMUNITY. Today, Witness, by Cynthia Stevens

April 2, 2017, Fifth Sunday in Lent
Theme: "Hope in the Lord."

Call to Worship led by Rev. Tina Itson.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Tina Itson.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Psalm 130. read by Tony Linz.
Message titled, "Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life" (Psalm 130 v.1, The Message, Eugene Peterson) , by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response led by Rev. Tina Itson.
Lenten Spoken Offertory: Our Membership Vows. Service - by Dirk Wilken.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.

CHURCH MEMBERS SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VOWS WE TAKE WHEN WE CHOOSE TO BECOME PART OF THIS CHURCH COMMUNITY. Today, Service, by Dirk Wilken.

March 26, 2017, Fourth Sunday in Lent
Theme: "You Prepare a Table."

Call to Worship led by Rev. Tina Itson.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Tina Itson.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Psalm 23. read by Nina Kohl.
Message titled, “You Prepare a Table Before Me” (Ps23:5) , by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Lenten Spoken Offertory: Our Membership Vows - Gifts, by Ruth Greenwood.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

CHURCH MEMBERS SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VOWS WE TAKE WHEN WE CHOOSE TO BECOME PART OF THIS CHURCH COMMUNITY. Today, Our Gifts, by Ruth Greenwood.

March 19, 2017, Third Sunday in Lent
Theme: "A heart to hear God."

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. Tina Itson.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, Psalm 95. read by Tony Linz.
Message titled, “Oh, that today you would listen to his voice” (Ps.95:7), by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Tina Itson.
Lenten Spoken Offertory: “Our Membership Vows - Presence, by Carly Peterson.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

CHURCH MEMBERS SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VOWS WE TAKE WHEN WE CHOOSE TO BECOME PART OF THIS CHURCH COMMUNITY. Today, Our Presence, by Carly Peterson.

March 12, 2017, Second Sunday in Lent
Theme: “The Lord is Your Keeper” (Psalm.121:5)

Call to Worship led by Rev. Tina Itson.
Opening Prayer, spoken in unison, and led by Rev. Tina Itson.
The Children Are Sent to Serve, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer led by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Psalm 121. read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message titled, “The Lord is Your Shade” (Psalm 121:5b), by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Lenten Spoken Offertory: Thoughts on Our Prayers, by Kathy Johnson.
An Irish Blessing
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields
    and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen.

CHURCH MEMBERS SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VOWS WE TAKE WHEN WE CHOOSE TO BECOME PART OF THIS CHURCH COMMUNITY. Today, Our Prayers, by Kathy Johnson.

March 5, 2017, First Sunday in Lent
Theme: "Every day is 10,000 opportunities to return to God."

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, Psalm 32 read by Andrew Mills.
Message titled, “I Have Come to Fulfill” (Matthew 5:17), by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Lenten Spoken Offertory: Thoughts on Community, by John Scheaffer.
Community Response led by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.

CHURCH MEMBERS SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VOWS WE TAKE WHEN WE CHOOSE TO BECOME PART OF THIS CHURCH COMMUNITY. Today, Community by John Scheaffer.