First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - June 10

June 10, 2018

Pastor Wade, Good Luck!

We will miss you!

 

 

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

 SUMMER CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-12:00 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

Come, mothers and sons, fathers and daughters.

          We are all welcome as the family of God.

Become mothers and sons, fathers and daughters.

          We are knit by Christ into the family of God.

Come to give thanks; come to sing praise.

          We are here to worship God together.

Come, mothers and sons, fathers and daughters.

          We are all welcome as the family of God.

 

*Opening Hymns                   “Give Thanks”                                       No. 2036

                                     “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name”                 No. 154

                                                                                                                                                        

*Opening Prayer (Mark 3) 

Father God, uphold us in this time of worship. In Christ, as we are brothers and sisters, please gather us in your loving embrace. Wise, fiery Spirit, teach us the mysterious nature of relationships rejected, reclaimed, rewritten, renewed. May we feel in our very bones, Loving One, that we are your children, your family, and your beloved. In loving trust, we pray. Amen.

 

We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                             Psalm 138                   (O.T. p. 577)

Second Reading:                 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1       (N.T. p. 180)

The Children’s Choir               “Jonah” & “John 3:16”

 

The Sermon

 

We Respond to God’s Word                       

Special Music                           “The Solid Rock”               Adult Choir

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer

 

Invitation to the Offering

 Like God’s word, treasure comes in many forms. In response to God’s wonderful works in our lives, let us share a portion of what we have, that the work of Christ’s church may meet the world’s needs.

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.

 

 Going Forth to Serve God

*Closing Hymns:                        “Rise Up, O Men of God”                     No. 576

                                         “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”            No. 363                                    

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


SAVE THE DATE!

          What:   Fellowship Gathering

          When:  Friday, July 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

          Where: Ford Memorial Methodist Fellowship Hall

          Why #1: To welcome Pastor Deb and Pastor Brenda!

          Why #2: To meet others in the charge and for others for meet us!

          Why #3: There will be snacks and beverages provided! 

Hope to see you there!!

 

VBS STUFF

~Our set up day for VBS is going to be Friday, June 15th starting at 9:00 AM. Hope you can help this day.

~I am looking for stuffed animals that I could borrow and use for props (raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels, bears-I need one that is about 2-3 ft tall, opossums, skunks and any woodsy animals. I would need them before Friday, June 15th and you can have them back on Sunday, June 24th. Please let Audrey know ASAP if I can borrow any.

VBS 2018

JUNE 18th-22nd         9:00-12:00 PM

We will be doing Cokesbury’s Rolling River Rampage-Experience the ride of a lifetime with God.  Registration forms are at each door of the Church.

 

VBS SNACK DONATIONS

Please have these items to the library by next Sunday, June 17th or let Sarah Heckert know they are coming. Thank you.

Celery and Carrots

Pretzels

Goldfish crackers

Animal crackers

Teddy grahams

Mini marshmallows

Chocolate chips

5oz cups

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Time to sign-up for summer camp! Summer camp brochures from Jumonville, Wesley Woods and Camp Allegheny are at each door. The church will pay for full tuition the first year of camp and 50% for the years after that.

 

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.

 FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, June 10th

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Luncheon-CC

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

TUESDAY, June 12th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

6:30 PM Prayer Time

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-Church

 

WEDNESDAY, June 13th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, June 15th

9:00 AM Set up for VBS

 

 SATURDAY, June 16th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, June 17th

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in appreciation of Pastor Wade, given by the congregation

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Epworth/Melissa Flanders

Worship Sound System:                     Scott Hogamier

Acolyte:                                              Dane Dimond   

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                Brad Hellein  

Bell Ringer:                                        Chelsea Beers