First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Live and Share God's Love


Come Worship With Us!

Sermon Podcasts

You can listen to and/or download a podcast of recent sermons posted on the new Sermon Links page.


Taped Replays

Taped replay of this week's Sunday morning worship service can be viewed by Wausau area cable subscribers on Wausau Public Access Cable Channel 980. Program times are Friday at 2:30 PM, Saturday at 4:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM on Cable Channel 980.

If you have internet access, public access broadcasts are now available 24/7 online at

Children in Worship

February 5th - the children of Faith Quest will be presenting the story of Moses and the Exodus during the children’s sermon in the 10:00am worship service.

April 30th
- the children meeting on Wednesday evenings for Children’s Music will be singing and playing instruments during the 10:00am worship service.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Worship the Lord with gladness;

Come into God’s presence with singing.

3 Know that the Lord is God.

It is the Lord that made us, and we are God’s;

We are the Lord’s people, and the sheep of God’s pasture.

4 Enter the Lord’s gates with thanksgiving,

And God’s courts with praise.

Give thanks to the Lord, bless God’s name.

5 For the Lord is good;

God’s steadfast love endures forever,
And God’s faithfulness to all generations.





Why Bother with Choirs?

Singing in Choir...

Provides a healthy creative and artistic balance to heavily data-based education.

Is therapeutic, giving singers the chance to momentarily put aside their other pressures and concerns.
Is an effective vehicle for developing faith using music and church history.
Develops poise under pressure.

Teaches the value of teamwork.

Develops young people’s sense of culture and sophistication by adding beauty and aesthetic depth to worship.

Teaches the value of careful preparation in reaching goals.

Teaches a sense of responsibility and setting priorities.

Provides the foundation for a lifetime enjoyment of music.

Gives members a sense of pride and self-worth by showing singers that their individual leadership, demeanor and discipline make a significant to the success of the group


Sermon Series: “The Truth Is . . .”

Sunday, February 5

8:00am Morning Chapel with Communion*
10:00am Worship with Communion*
“Through Perspective”
Matthew 6:25-24; Proverbs 30:7-9

Sunday, February 12

8:00am Morning Chapel
10:00am Worship
“Through Sabbath”
Philippians 3:7-16; Isaiah 58:13-14

Sunday, February 19

8:00am Morning Chapel
10:00am Worship
“Through Giving”
Isaiah 58:1-9; 2 Corinthians 9:6-12

Sunday, February 26

8:00am Morning Chapel
10:00am Worship
“Through Forgiving”
Matthew 18:21-35; Ephesians 4:31-32

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, March 1

12:15am Memorial Chapel*
7:00pm At Grace United Church of Christ*
535 S. Third Ave
Wausau, WI 54401

* We observe Open Communion. As Christ gave himself for all, we welcome anyone who is seeking Christ to his table.

Lenten Worship

No, Lent doesn’t start in February this year. But Ash Wednesday is March 1, so it might as well. As you prepare for this powerful season, this is what we are planning at church.

Ash Wednesday:
As we’ve done for many years, our evening Ash Wednesday service will be a joint service, with First Presbyterian and Grace United Church of Christ. This year, the service will be at Grace UCC, 535 S. Third Ave., at 7:00pm.

Lenten Sermon Series:
March 5-April 9. “Reclaiming Lament.” About 40% of the psalms are “laments.” What is that? Why so many? And why don’t we Americans ever read or sing those?

Lenten Worship on Wednesdays:
During March (after Ash Wednesday), we will add a brief, meditative prayer service after dinner on Wednesdays, led by different United Methodist pastors from central Wisconsin

Messy Church