First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - Jan 7

January 7, 2018

 

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

301 N JEFFERSON ST

KITTANNING PA  16201

724-548-4312

E-MAIL: fumchurch@windstream.net

WEBSITE: www.firstchurchkittanning.com

PASTOR: Pastor Wade Berkey

 ACCOMPANIST: Emily King

ADULT CHOIR DIRECTOR: Emily King

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 PM

 

 

 

If you are visiting for the first time today,

WELCOME!

            We are so glad that you are here! Should you need any kind of assistance during the service, please contact one of the ushers or the attendant at the Welcome Center. We would love to answer any questions that you may have. Please be sure and complete the Connect Card (a bulletin insert) and place it in the offering plate later in the service. You can check us out at www.firstchurchkittanning.com or on our Facebook page to find out more information about us.

            Our prayer is that you have felt welcomed today and that your week will be blessed.

 

We Gather Together and Praise God

Music to prepare us for worship!

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Call to Worship 

A reading of Psalm 29!

 

*Opening Hymns:                “How Great Thou Art”                                No. 77

                                               “Morning Has Broken”                               No. 145

                                                                                                   

 *Opening Prayer (Genesis 1, Psalm 29, Acts 19, Mark 1) 

Come, mighty God, and bring light to our darkness. As we wade in the waters of our baptism, claim us as our beloved children. Come, loving Christ, and call us as your own. As we splash in the river of our salvation, heal us with your presence. Come, Holy Spirit, and sweep over our souls. As we swim in the waters of our faith, fill us with your power. Amen.

 

We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                        Genesis 1:1-5             (O.T. p. 1)

Scripture Reading:                  Mark 1:4-11             (N.T. p. 34)

The Children’s Message (all children through elementary are invited)

(Children Kindergarten through 6th grade are dismissed for Children’s Church)   

 

 The Sermon

We Respond to God’s Word

Morning Anthem:            “Create In Me a Clean Heart”                  Adult Choir    

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer

Invitation to the Offering (Psalm 29)

In this place of worship, let everyone shout to our God, “Glory.” In this body of Christ, let everyone offer thanks for being called as Christ’s disciples. In this fellowship of the Holy Spirit, let everyone give generously in response to the blessings we have received.

 

Offering Prayer

Gathering of the Offering      

*Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

A Service of Holy Communion

 

Going Forth to Serve God

*Closing Hymns:                       “Sweet, Sweet, Spirit”                     No. 334

                                             “Shall We Gather at the River”                  No. 723                                                                                

The Blessing/Sending Forth

Music to send us forth for God’s purpose! 

*Congregation stands if able.

Ask an usher for a large print hymnal or bible or personal hearing device.

 

Our Mission…

is to know Jesus and to make Jesus known.

 

Our Vision…

is to be the church that displays the love of Christ and connects with people of all walks of life through worshiping, growing, and serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LENTEN DEVOTIONALS

Lenten Devotionals are due in the office no later than Wednesday, January 24th.  Please honor this deadline. Thank you.

 

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE

January 14th                   March 11th            April 8th & 29th     May 13th, & 20th

June 17th & 24th    September 23rd     November 4th & 25th

December 16th

If you would like any of these dates, Please let Audrey know or mark your connect card with the date/s you would like. The flowers are $25.00 for an arrangement.

 

 

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES

Please pick up your 2018 offering envelopes at the front doors. Thank you

 

SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING

Mature Driver Improvement Course will be offered at the Covenant Center next year. The next class will be January 25, 2018 from 12:00-4:00 PM. For more information, there are posters on each bulletin board and reservation slips at each door. Tuition is only $16. There will also be a class in May, July and November.

 

NURSERY

Remember our nursery (with parent paging system) is available to all children thru 4 years during Sunday School and Worship.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

The First United Methodist Church Library is NEVER CLOSED! Please feel free to visit our library anytime you are in our church.

 

 

JANUARY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE—TUESDAY, JANUARY 23RD

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

TODAY, January 7th

  9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

 

MONDAY, January 8th

10:00 AM Mentor Group-CC

7:00 PM Nurture, Outreach,

                        Witness Team

 

TUESDAY, January 9th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

6:30 PM Prayer Time-CC

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, January 10th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, January 11th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, January 13th

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY, January 14th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

 

THANK YOU to the following individuals for assisting with today’s service:

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Mark Ferguson 

Worship Sound System:                     Gabe Smith

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski  

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                Mary Jo Lipski

Bell Ringer:                                        Madeline Smith

Children’s Church:                             Carolyn Gallaher