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Bulletin - April 14

April 14, 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               “All Glory, Laud and Honor”                 No. 280

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship               Psalm 118:24-27    In Unison   

 This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Save us, we beseech you, O Lord! O Lord, we beseech you, give us success! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.  The Lord is God, who has given us light. Lead the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar! O give thanks to the Lord, who is good; for God’s steadfast love endures forever!

 

*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               “Hosanna, Hosanna!”                Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                      Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”                                No. 277

 

Scripture Reading                      Luke 19:28-40       (N.T. p. 83)                                                 

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

People: Thanks be to God.

 

God’s Word for Us  

 

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                   “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”                       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.

 

 

 

CHARGE LENT/EASTER SERVICES

Maundy Thursday Service: at Union Avenue -Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 PM

(Maundy Thursday service has been changed to 7:30 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.

 

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 VIGIL

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

            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.

 

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.

 

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

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

MAY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 15TH

 

 

 

 

 


 

TODAY, April 14th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

MONDAY, April 15th

May Newsletter Deadline

6:30 PM Finance

TUESDAY, April 16th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, April 17th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, April 18th

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon

7:30 PM Maundy Thursday Service- Union Ave

 

FRIDAY, April 19th

12:00 PM Community Good Friday Service-St. John’s Lutheran Church

 

SATURDAY, April 20th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  April 21st

Easter Sunday

7:00 AM Sunrise Service-Ford Memorial

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are given to the Glory of God in memory of my husband Bob, parents Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mohr and sister Dottie, given by Mary Anne Hankey

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                     John Yankasky

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                Kathy Piechowicz

Bell Ringer:                                        Jocelyn King