First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Sep 23

September 23, 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: Deb Kociban

 ACCOMPANIST: Emily King

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

 

Prelude

 

Opening Prayer

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn                         “Blessed Assurance”                        No. 369

 

Children’s Sermon    (All children through elementary are invited)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Psalm 47    Read Responsively                         No. 781

 

*Gloria Patri                                                                                         No. 70

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                           I Am Thine, O Lord”                                      No. 419

 

Scripture Reading                      James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a        (N.T. p. 230)  

                                                     Mark 9:30-37                  (N.T. p. 45)           

Leader: This is the Word of God, for the people of God,

People: Thanks be to God.

 

God’s Word for Us                         Wisdom From Above

 

Offering/Offertory/*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.

*Closing Hymn            “Onward Christian Soldiers”                             No. 575

 

*Altar rail is open for prayer during the closing hymn.

*Benediction

*Please stand in spirit or in body

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

We thank Brad Hellein for filling in for Pastor Deb today.

We thank Michael for filing in for Emily today.

 

CHRISTstock:

October 6th from noon to 5 PM.  Our charge will be participating with a sand art booth.  If you have a 12'x12' canopy you would be willing to lend it would be greatly appreciated.  We also need 2-3 volunteers at the booth for 1 hour shifts.  Please let Pastor Deb know if you would like to be a part of reaching out to our community with this uniquely Christian opportunity.

 

MOVIE NIGHT

September 24th we will be showing the movie “Case For Christ” at 7:00PM.

For more information, see Brad Hellein.

 

NEW MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES ARE AT EACH DOOR AND IN THE OFFICE

 

CHARGE SPRC MEETING

The charge SPRC meeting for Wednesday, September 11th has been cancelled  and rescheduled for Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM at Manorville UMC.

 

YOUTH FUNDRAISER

The youth are selling 25% off shopping passes for Boscov’s. The shopping pass is good on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM- 11:00 PM.  The shopping pass is $5.00 each which includes free refreshments and to register to win prizes. For more information see Melissa Flanders or Abby Yankasky.

 

RAINBOW ROAD

Thank you to our church family for all the supplies you have donated for Rainbow Road (garbage bags, paper towels, tissues, etc).  We greatly appreciate your generosity and support! Thank you once again!

Kim, Diane and Shari

 

 NEW MISSION EMPHASIS

 The SEPTEMBER MISSION focus will be in 2 parts:

*Part 1-Our church family will collect the 3 remaining items for the UMCOR hygience Kits:

          1. Bath-sized soap- Not Ivory or Jergens due to moisture amounts. Do not remove the soap bar from the original packaging. Must be at least 3oz or larger.

          2. Combs- must have at least 6”of teeth. No pocket combs or hair picks.

          3. Toenail or Fingernail Clippers-Do not remove from original packaging.

          These hygience items will join the 5 items we collected last month and be taken to the Eastbrook Mission Barn in New Castle. These will be assembled into kits by volunteers and sent out to persons in need.

*Part 2-Nearly 20 volunteers from our church family will participate in the Rise Against Hunger project on Saturday, September 22 at the Vandergrift UMC. We still have a few more openings, so if you are interested, contact Janet McKelvey. Our church family has contributed $1150.00 to this event. Six neighboring churches will share their money and participate to make this effective project a success.

          Our COMMUNITY FOOD BANK continues to pick up our contributions of boxed food, peanut butter and canned goods every month. Remember to bring your items in for this great need. FOOD BANK conainers are at each church doorway.

                             Many thanks from your Mission Team! God Bless!

                             Janet McKelvey, Kathy Piechowicz and Meaghan Volek

                                                                           

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

MANORVILLE UMC

          Everyone is invited to come to Casual Church at Manorville UMC on the second Wednesday of each Month at 6:00 PM. Free food, fun, music and Christian learning and fellowship! There will be plenty to do and enjoy for young and old alike. Please come! For more information call Sandy McKee at 724-763-9494. 

          Wednesday, October 10thPanel Discussion: Practicing Christian Mindfulness (S. McKee, L Sibley, L Bennett, J Reeseman of MUMC)

Music: Praise Music and Darla Bernot will share some harmonica tunes.

Meal: Chicken and biscuits, coleslaw, assorted desserts

 

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

Thursdays-Soup & Sandwich dinner 4:00-6:00 PM Free-will accept donations.

Food Bank and Care & Share Shop- 2nd & last Thursday 10:00-1:30 PM.

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

United Methodist Women, 1st Monday of the month except for months with a holiday falling on Monday and during the summer. The meetings are held at the Kittanning Cottages Community Room at 4:00 PM. Our next meeting will be October 1, 2018. Please come join us!

 

 OKTOBERFEST

Area Community Churches are sponsoring an OKTOBERFEST. It will be held on September 29, 2018 at 11st, Ford City, PA from noon to 4 PM. Opening Ceremony will take place at noon, buffet dinner (German Food Plus), activities for children of all ages, and more. Proceeds will go towards disaster relief. Suggested donation, $5.00 per adult.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, September 23rd

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, September24th

Newsletter Day

 

TUESDAY, September25th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 Food Bank Pick-up

 

WEDNESDAY, September 26th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Charge SPRC-Manorville

 

THURSDAY, September 27th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, September 29th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, September 30th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

                                                                                       

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in honor of my mother, Karen Scaife, given by Pamela Scaife

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Epworth/Melissa Flanders

Worship Sound System:                     John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski

Welcome Center:                                Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                                Karen Scaife 

Bell Ringer:                                        Ashley Yankasky