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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.

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.

                The podcasts below were presented as part of our 2017 Lenten series of worship services.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.