First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - April 07

April 7, 2019

 

 

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               “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee”                 No. 175

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship               Psalm 126    Read Responsively   

 Leader: When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.

People: Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy;

Leader: then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

People: The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.

Leader: Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb!

People: May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!

Leader: Those who go forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,

People: shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.

 

*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.

 

Special Music             “For God So Loved The World”                Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                      Something Beautiful”   (Sing Twice)                No. 394

 

Scripture Reading                      John 12:1-8       (N.T. p. 106)                                                 

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

People: Thanks be to God.

 

God’s Word for Us  

 

Service of Word and Table                      

 

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            “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”           No. 298

 

*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, Bible or personal hearing device.

 

SUZY AND BYRON CHERTIK

If you missed them over Christmas or want to hear them again, Suzy and Byron will be leading worship at Casual Church at Manorville on Wednesday, April 10th at 6 PM.  Please join us.

 

NURSERY SNACKS

I could use some snacks in the nursery, Cheese crackers, fish crackers, and animal crackers. Thank you for your continuing support and love.   Linda

 

EASTER FLOWERS

Just a reminder that the Easter flower orders are due by Sunday, April 7th. We need to have 11 more flowers ordered to have them delivered.

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Time to sign up for summer camps. The brochures for Jumonville, Wesley Woods and Camp Allegheny are at each door.

 

HE BREWS COFFEE HOUSE

The youth have set up a coffee house in the Library Room. They have coffee (from a Keurig) and some muffins. This is by donation. All donations go towards the youth group fundraiser. Please help yourself. Thank you

 

FIRST CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE

The annual First Chruch Rummage Sale will be Saturday, June 1st from 8:00-1:00 PM in the Covenant Center. Donations may be dropped off at the Covenant Center Wednesday, May 22nd through Monday, May 27th. We accept any donations except clothing and electronics. More details to follow! You may direct questions to Kim Yankasky by texting or calling 724-664-6867 or emailing kayankasky@gmail.com.

 

APRIL MISSIONS

  We have a fresh, giving idea for our church family’s mission project in April. Let’s fill a lovely spring basket full of necessary life items for our friends at ARC Manor! As you know we have a team of caring people who visit ARC Manor each week, sharing faith journeys, devotional times, and snacks. We thought giving “spring baskets filled with life items” might be a loving gesture.

          Here is a list of items we are looking for:

          Towels                 Kleenex Tissues                       Notebooks or Journals

          Washcloths          Socks (Men & Women)           Daily devotionals

          Shampoo              Tee Shirts                                Single bed sheet sets     

          Conditioner          Underwear (men & women)    Pillowcases

          Shaving Cream     Plastic drinking cups               2019 Pocket Planners

          Toothpaste (no mouthwash)             Alcoholics Anonymous books

          Toothbrushes                                    Narcotics Anonymous books

          Deodorant (men & women)     Bench (like a park bench) for outside

May God bless you as you show care to our friends at ARC manor.        

FUMC Missions Team

 

           

THIS WEEKS COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES

The Kittanning Ministerium Lenten Service will be held Tuesday, April 9th at Cornerstone Assembly of God at 7:00 PM and the speaker will be Rev. Carl Johnson. The Lenten lunch will be at Grace Presbyterian church on Wednesday, April 10th at noon. The speaker will be Pastor Walt Marr. Ford City Ministerium will host a Lenten dinner/service on Monday, April 8tt at 6:00 PM at Ford Memorial UMC.

 

CHARGE LENT/EASTER SERVICES

Maundy Thursday Service: at Union Avenue -Thursday, April 18th at 7:00 PM

Easter Sunrise Service: at Ford Memorial on Sunday, April 21st at 7:00 AM.  A continental breakfast will be offered in the Fellowship Hall after the service. All 4 Charge Churches will then celebrate the Resurrection at their regular scheduled times that day.

 

COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

The community Good Friday Service will be held on Friday, April 19th at 12:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The speaker will be Rev. Joshua Webb.

 

LENTEN FISH DINNERS

Our Lenten Fish Dinners will continue through Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Covenant Center from 4:30-6:00 PM.

          MENU: Baked or Fried Fish or Sloppy Joe Sandwich, Baked Potato,      Curly Fries or Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw or Applesauce, Roll, Beverage & PIE.          

Adults $9.00                           Children $4.00

Come and eat, bring your family and friends.

 

 

 

PILL BOTTLE MISSION

Manorville is continuing to collect empty pill bottles of all sizes and colors. You can use Goo-Gone to remove the sticky residue. They will be shipped to African or Asian countries. In many small villages the people don’t have “containers” to take the medicines home with them.  They will be collected at least thru the summer. (There is a box in the Library Room if you wish to donate your empty pill bottles)

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Mark your calendars, grab your camera strap and buckle your seat-belts. VBS 2019 will take you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As we seek out exotic animals, we’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in scripture. Kids will go from bewildered to believing as they get In the Wild at this summer’s VBS. June 17-21 from 9:00-12:00. Helpers and help needed in all areas from coloring and cutting decorations at work days or at home ahead of time, planning games, making nametags, being a crew leader to teaching the lessons the week of VBS. We hope to see you there!

 

LIBRARY NEWS

We have some great Easter reading in our library. The Easter books have been put on the display shelves in front of the adult section. They are “The Women of Easter” by Liz Curtis Higgs; “The First Easter” by Peter Marshall and “Jesus Loved Them” by Sam Patrick & Omar Garrison (2 Easter classics in 1 volume); “Six Hours One Friday” by Max Lucado; “He Chose The Nails” by Max Lucado; “The Week That Changed The World” by Ernest C. Wilson and “the Six Miracles of Calvary” by William R. Nicholson.

 

APRIL SIFT LUNCHEON

April SIFT Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 18th at noon in the Covenant Center. The Menu is Ham Loaf, Parsley Potatoes, Green Beans, Cake and Rolls. The program will be provided by Emily King with a choral group from West Shamokin High School. Reservations are due by Monday, April 15th.

 

FREE EVENT

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Early Life: Preparing for Middle Earth, Saturday, April 27th at 6:00 PM in the sanctuary. “Even the smallest person may change the course of the future”. In preparation for the movie release on May 10th, we will look at the events in Tolkien’s early life that laid a foundation for Middle Earth and his lifelong faith- Presented by Dr. Allyn Ricketts. Light refreshments to follow the presentation.

 

EASTER VIGIL

There will be an Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20th @ 8pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ford City. ALL Churches welcome.

 

           EASTER MUSICAL

Bow the Knee- a dramatic musical for Easter on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12-14th at 7:00 PM at Elderton Presbyterian Church, 115 North Main Street, Elderton, PA. Free will offering will be taken, light refreshments.

ARMSTRONG FESTIVAL CHOIR

We invite anyone 15 or older from all churches to join the Armstrong Festival Choir. It is a 3 month commitment. We sing for Armstrong Firemen’s Memorial Service in May, Memorial Day eve Service in Ford City Park and Summerfest. It is a great way to combine the joy of singing with community service. Rehearsals are at Ford Memorial on Fridays at 7:00 PM and begin April 5th.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

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

Fridays-2nd and 4th-Food Bank and Care & Share Shop 10:00-1:30 PM

Fridays- April 5th thru June 28th - Armstrong Festival Choir practice 7:00-8:30 PM.

 

MANORVILLE UMC

Saturday, April 20th-Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 AM. Crafts, snacks, prizes, bring your own basket to collect eggs.

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

United Methodist Women- The meetings are held at the Kittanning Cottages Community Room at 4:00 PM.  Next meeting, Monday, May 6th

MAY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 15TH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

TODAY, April 7th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

12:00 PM VBS Meeting

 

MONDAY, April 8th

10:00 AM Bible Study-Manorville

6:00 PM Lenten Dinner/Service-Ford

 

TUESDAY, April 9th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM Community Service-Cornerstone Asmb of God

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, April 10th

12:00 PM Lenten Luncheon-

                    Grace Presbyterian

3:00 PM Salvation Army-CC

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

6:00 PM Casual Church-Manorville

 

THURSDAY, April 11th

7:00 PM Bible Study-CC

 

FRIDAY, April 12th

4:30 PM Fish Dinner-CC

 

SATURDAY, April 13th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  April 14th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are given to the Glory of God in loving memory of my husband Dave and children Amy & David, given by Carolyn Gallaher

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                     Dave Yanoschick

Acolyte:                                              Hallie Hoffman

Welcome Center:                                Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                Sarah Heckert

Bell Ringer:                                        Ashley Yankasky