First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - April 1 (Easter)

April 1, 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 (Acts 10, 1 Corinthians 15)

Hear the good news: Christ is Risen!

          But we watched him die.

Sing the good news: Christ is alive!

          But we saw him buried in the tomb.

Share the good news. Death has lost its sting!

          We will sing with the angels and laugh with the saints of God.

 

*Opening Hymns:           “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”                      No. 302

                                               “In Christ Alone”                                          Inserts                           

                                                                                                   

 *Opening Prayer (Psalm 118, John 20) 

 God of mystery and might, when we dread the dawn of grief and pain, surprise us with the light of your wondrous love. We come to the tomb expecting death, but find life instead. As we behold the glory of our salvation, take us back to that moment of faith when fear was healed by hope and death was swallowed up by life. In the holy awe of Easter morning, may our hearts rest in silent gratitude before they shout that Christ is alive and has called us by name. Amen.

 

We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                  1 Corinthians 15:1-11                (N.T. p. 176)

Second Reading:                  John 20:1-18                           (N.T. p. 114)       

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             

Special Music                  “Crown Him Lord This Easter Day!”       Adult Choir

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer

Invitation to the Offering (Acts 4)

The first Christian communities were one in heart and mind, sharing everything in common, that none would be in need. Let us be one in heart and mind as we share what we have with those in need this day.

 

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:                         “Something Beautiful”                     No. 394

                                                         “Christ is Risen”                               No. 307

                                                   

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LET’S GET MOWING!

Help is needed with mowing our church lawns. We want to set up a schedule so no one has total responsibility. The church owns a Cub Cadet mower with a 54” blade (headlight for you night mowers!) and a hand mower. Contact the church office or Mary Jo Lipski (724-545-2289). We really need your help.

WILL YOU HELP?

First Church is looking for a volunteer to help with our Worship Services. There

is a need for a volunteer to coordinate and schedule the young people to light

the candles. This person would also be required to be here on Sunday to help

the young people put on the acolyte robe and light the candle lighter. Will you help?

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.  Many VBS CREW LEADERS are needed for his year’s Rolling River Adventure. Crew Leaders can be teens or adults of any age!

What does a VBS Crew Leader do?

          Update the Attendance sheet each morning

          Keep your group of kids together/safe during the morning

          Get your group to the next station on time (there are steps to go

                     up/down)

          Collect nametags at end of day

          Check out children to parents after closing

          Remain in the sanctuary until all children are released to parents

          Have fun in the morning!

          Nap in the afternoon!

If this sounds like something you can do to help with this OUTREACH for our church, please contact Sue Hankey (724-545-1656) or the church office (724-548-4312)

           

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.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Newsletters are available by email and on the church’s website as well as paper copy. If you would like to have your newsletter emailed to you instead of paper mailed please let the office know or put your email address on your connect card with a note to change you to email. Thank you.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

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

 

RUMMAGE SALE

The annual rummage sale will be Saturday, June 9th.  You may bring in donations Wednesday, May 30th-Sunday, June 3rd.  We accept any donation except clothing and electronics.

 

HELP US SHARE THE LOVE OF DOLLS

One of Jean Schaeffer’s many talents was hand-making porcelain dolls. Her family has kept many, but has a few left to offer to others who may have an appreciation for them. The Schaeffer family will be offering them after church, in the Library Room, on Sunday, April 15, 2018 for a donation toward the “Ramp Roof  Project” that Bob Schaeffer’s memorial funds will go toward. A suggested donation will be $10-$20 per doll. Thank you for helping the family share Jean’s love of dolls while helping FUMC.

 

May Newsletter deadline, Tuesday, March 17th

 

FISH DINNER REPORT

THANK YOU to all who helped with our Lenten fish dinners. They really do depend on all who bake or contribute to pies, set up and work at the dinners, as well as those who come to eat or encourage others to come.  We served a little over 1000 dinners as well as some extra pieces of pie and partial dinners. We will have about $6300 to contribute to church funds.  $5316 of that has been added to church funds now, with the remainder to come after it is used to help fund our Folk Festival Food Booth August 2 – 5.

 

NURSERY

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

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, April 1st

Easter Sunday

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, April 2nd

CC Clean Team

 

TUESDAY, April 3rd

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM Staff/Parish Relations

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, April 4th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, April 5th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, April 7th

8:30 AM Kelly Stover-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, April 8th

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:                                       Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski

Worship Sound System:                     John Yankasky

Acolyte:                                              Joey Kachur  

Welcome Center:                                Mary Jo Lipski

Scripture Reader:                                Jim Ternent 

Bell Ringer:                                        Ashley Yankasky

Children’s Church:                             Carolyn Gallaher

 

2018 Easter Flowers

          The flowers in our sanctuary speak of new life.  They remind us so beautifully of Christ's resurrection and are presented to the Glory of God by the following

 

IN MEMORY OF:

Loved Ones                                (1 Lily)

          Given by Pam & Herb Coggon

 

Frances and Edward Collins Jr      (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Deborah Collins

 

Mr. & Mrs. Eberly Bowser            (1 Hyacinth)

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bowser          (1 Tulip)

Roy K. Felton                             (1 Mini Daffodil)

          Given by Sally, Martha Anne, Brandon,

                           Larissa & Levi

 

Tim Ferguson                              (1 Hyacinth)

Jill Ferguson Kropinak                   (1 Tulip)

          Given by Mark & Susan Ferguson

 

 Loved Ones                                (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Carolyn Gallaher

 

Mom & Dad, Bob & Jean Schaeffer         (1 Tulip)

          Given by Audrey & Bernie Green

 

Helen Greenawalt                                 (1 Lily)

          Given by Charles Greenawalt Family

 

 

 

Bob Schaeffer                                      (1 Tulip)

Jean Schaeffer                                     (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Patty Schaeffer Heasley & family

 

  

Violet, Leonard & Kenny Pierson            (1 Tulip)

Rosalie & Elmer Heckert                        (1 Tulip

           Given by Joe & Sarah Heckert

Grandparents, Bob & Jean Schaeffer      (1 Tulip)

Brother-in-law, Steven Kachur            (1 Mini Daffodil)        

          Given by Valerie & Matthew Kachur

 

Loved Ones                                (2 Hyacinths)

          Given by Ken & Donna Lazan

 

Our Parents                                (1 Lily)

          Given by Rich & Mary Jo Lipski

         

Loved Ones                                (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Mary Jane Luke

 

Our Parents:

Ralph & Dorothy Martin & Lou McKelvey                                                                   

                                                  (1 Tulip)

          Given by Janet & Larry McKelvey

 

Mom & Dad LaForce and Sonny    (1 Lily)                  

          Given by daughter and sister Beverly

 

Robert Podvorec, Husband & father

                                                 (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Mandy, Colton & Trent

 

Loved Ones                               (1 Tulip)

          Given by Karen Scaife

 

Dad & Mike                                (1 Tulip)

           Given by Pam Scaife

 

Our grandparents                       (1 Hyacinth)

                                                 (2 Tulips)

          Given by Gabe, Merissa & Madelyn Smith

 

Cagney Joseph Dilick                    (1 Tulip)

          Given by Shari Stull

 

Maryalda & John W. Buzard Jr.       (1 Hyacinth)

Elizabeth Rumbarger                              (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Milly & Frank Tarr

 

Old Grandma                             (1 Hyacinth)

Pup                                           (1 Mini Daffodil)

          Given by Taylor, Mac & Jud

 

Loved Ones                                (2 Mini Daffodils)

          Given by Cindy & Tim Volek

 

 

Our parents and our son Ryan      (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Dan & Carol Wolfe

 

IN HONOR OF:

 

Loved Ones                                  (2 Mini Daffodils)   

          Given by Pam & Herb Coggon     

 

Bonnie Ferguson                         (1 Mini Daffodil)

          Given by Mark & Susan Ferguson

 

Our Children & Grandchildren      (1 Mini Daffodil)

          Given by Audrey & Bernie Green

 

Children, Grandchildren & Great Grandson

                                                (1 Tulip)

          Given by Joe & Sarah Heckert

 

Our Children                              (2 Tulips)

          Given by Brad & Mert Hellein

 

The Glory of God                        (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Rich & Mary Jo Lipski

 

Family                                       (1 Hyacinth)

          Given by Mary Jane Luke

 

Loved Ones                                (1 Mini Daffodil)

          Given by Karen Scaife

 

Mom & My other loved ones        (1 Mini Daffodil)

          Given by Pam Scaife

 

Family                                       (1 Mini Daffodil)

          Given by Alice & Jim Ternent

 

Mommy Toth                             (1 Tulip)

Grandma Beach                          (1 Tulip)

          Given by Taylor, Mac & Jud