First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - August 19

August 19, 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 8:00-12:00 PM

 

Prelude

 

Opening Prayer

God of grace and glory, we thank you that you judge us not by the perfection of our actions, but by our readiness to live boldly by faith. Help us, as individuals and as a congregation, to trust you and follow where you lead, that in Christ your name may be glorified in all the earth. Amen.                 

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn                   “Take Time to Be Holy”                       No. 395

                                                                                                                                                                                              

Call to Worship      

Leader: In the midst of the congregation I will praise you.

People: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to God’s holy name!

Leader: I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name for ever and ever.

People: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and God’s greatness is unsearchable.

 

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)

 

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

 

 *Hymn                     His Name is Wonderful” (twice)                       No. 174

 

Scripture Reading                        1 Corinthians 6:19-20        (N.T. p. 169)              

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

People: Thanks be to God.

 

God’s Word for Us                       “Your Body His temple”

 

Psalms 63:1-4                                                                                 No. 788

 

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                             “Blessed Assurance”                No. 369

 

*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 our Associate Pastor Brenda Summerville-Schall for filling in for Pastor Deb today.

We extend our Christian compassion and concern to Ryan Bish on the death of his step father, Robert Mac.

 

PASTOR DEB’S VACATION

Pastor Deb will be out of town beginning August 16th through August 21st. During that time Pastor Brenda will be preaching at First Church on Sunday, August 19th and she will be covering any pastoral emergencies. She can be reached by phone at: 724-354-2262 (home) or 724-388-3077 (cell).

 

COOKIE FELLOWSHIP

The fellowship committee will be having a meet and greet cookie fellowship  today to welcome Pastor Brenda. 

 

BLESSING OF BACKPACKS

We will have a blessing of backpacks on Sunday, September 2nd. All school aged children are encouraged to bring their backpacks to worship for a blessing.

 

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

For our next FREE movie night we will be showing “Ferdinand” on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:00 PM in the Covenant Center yard. Bring a blanket or chairs, sit back and relax. Free popcorn and Root Beer Floats. (Will be held in the Covenant Center if raining)

 

ADULT CHOIR

Calling all those who like to sing: Please join us starting Wednesday, September 5th at 6:00 PM for Adult Choir. We take everyone, so join in our fellowship and joy in praising God. Any questions, please contact Emily King at 724-664-0098.

 

 

 

RISE AGAINST HUNGER

We have reached our RISE AGAINST HUNGER goal of $1100!! Thank you, church family, for contributing to this important missions program. If you are interested in participating in the September 22nd (9:00-Noon) event at the Vandergrift UMC, please let Janet McKelvey know.

 

NEW MISSION EMPHASIS

Our church family will be collecting 5 specific items for UMCOR Health Kits:

Bandaids (3/4" x 3"), 1 Gallon size re-sealable plastic bags, Adult toothbrushes, Wash clothes, Hand towels (not kitchen, cleaning or microfiber towels).   These will be taken to the Mission Barn in New Castle.  Many thanks, 

                                                                                        Mission Committee

 

THE WAY FORWARD PRESENTATION

The Way Forward Presentation  at Punxsutawney First UMC on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30-8:30 PM. You must register to attend at http://www.wpaumc.org/A-Way-Forward.

 

 

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, September 12th Speaker/musician-to be announced.

Meal- Pizza, vegetables, 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

We, the members of Union Ave United Methodist Women, would like to invite you to join our United Methodist Women. Our meetings are the 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 September 10, 2018. Please come join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21ST.

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, August 19th

9:30 AM Jim’s Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Cookie Fellowship

 

MONDAY, August 20th

6:30 PM Finance

 

TUESDAY, August 21st

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

September Newsletter Deadline

 

WEDNESDAY, August 22nd

3:45 PM ARC Manor

7:00 PM Nominations Team

 

THURSDAY, August 23rd

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, August 25th

9:00 AM Michele Beers-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, August 16th

9:30 AM Jim’s Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

            Grey’s Colonial Acres                         Sally Felton

            Allegheny General                              Mary Jane Luke

                                                                                       

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in celebration of Sally & Tony Krozely’s 57th wedding anniversary, given by Glenn, Alyssa & Jan

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Mark Ferguson

Worship Sound System:                     Gabe Smith

Acolyte:                                               

Welcome Center:                                 Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                                 Janet McKelvey 

Bell Ringer:                                         Hallie Hoffman