First United Methodist Church
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Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - Feb 11

February 11, 2018









PASTOR: Pastor Wade Berkey



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


If you are visiting for the first time today,


            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 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 (2 Kings 2, Mark 9)

The glory of God is too great for you to bear.

          We are not afraid. We will not turn back.

The mystery of God runs too dep for you to fathom.

          We are not deterred. We will not turn back.

The fiery chariot of Elijah is not for mortal sight to see.

          We are blessed with the eyes of faith. We will not turn back.

Come then, and worship our God, who took Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind.

          We will worship the Lord, who transfigured Moses, Elijah, and Jesus

          to shine like the sun.


*Opening Hymns:             “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”                  No. 351

                                             “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”                    No. 349


 *Opening Prayer (2 Kings 2, Mark 9) 

  God of mighty tempest and devouring fire, you come to us shrouded in mystery. Just as Elisha followed Elijah until he was taken up into heaven, we will follow Christ up the mountain to behold his glory. Who are Moses and Elijah that we should not join their ranks among the faithful? What is to prevent us from shining with Christ this very day? Give us eyes and ears of faith, Holy One, that we may see the heavens open and hear your voice, calling us to follow your Son. Amen.


We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                        2 Corinthians 4:3-6             (N.T. p. 180)

Scripture Reading:                  Mark 9:2-9                  (N.T. p. 44)

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

Morning Anthem               “Shout for Joy to the Lord”                     Adult Choir

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer


Invitation to the Offering (Psalm 147)

God offers us peace, strength, and love. As a sign of our thanksgiving and praise, let us offer our gifts to God.


Offering Prayer

Gathering of the Offering      


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:                  “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”                           No. 334

                                       “And Can It Be that I Should Gain”                No. 363                                                                          

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.










          Our mission project for the month of February will be purchasing Bibles and workbooks!

          The Outreach Team that has been conducting Spiritual Time on Wednesday afternoons at ARC Manor has also been sharing Bibles with the people in recovery. Each person gets a Life Recovery Bible and the Life Recovery Workbook that accompanies the Bible. It is like Christmas morning when a new resident is presented with a new Bible! The Bibles cost $12.00 each and the Workbooks cost $6.00 each. With your donations the Team can provide Bibles and Workbooks to every new resident in the coming months! Please help!

          Also, in addition to monetary donations, The Outreach Team can use YOU! Please consider joining the Team this year.



          Our first Lenten Fish Dinner will be held on Friday, February 16th and will

continue through Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Covenant Center from 4:30-6:30 PM.

                             MENU: Baked or Fried Fish or Sloppy Joe Sandwich

                                        Baked Potato, Curly Fries or Macaroni & Cheese

                                        Cole Slaw or Applesauce, Roll, Beverage & PIE

                                                          Adult $9.00        Children $4.00

          Come and eat, bring your family and friends. Help support our fund raising efforts to raise finances for our church programs and missions.

          We need pie bakers and workers to help for all 6 Fish Dinners. Can you help? If so, please fill out the sign-up sheet in this newsletter and let us know if you can help and which weeks. Keep the top half as your reminder and return the bottom half to the church. Thank you!



Back by popular demand, our popcorn sale has returned. Popcorn Palace has changed the names, but your favorite flavors are still here. It is on sale until Sunday, February 18th. The profits benefit Rainbow Road. See Linda Scaife for order forms. WE ASK FOR YOUR PAYMENT WITH YOUR ORDER. MAKE CHECKS OUT TO LINDA SCAIFE. Thanks for your support.




February SIFT luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 15th at 12:00 PM in the Covenant Center. The Program will be LuAnne Baker portraying Noah’s wife. The Menu is Chicken Soup, stuffed pepper soup, Italian bread and sherbet. Reservations are due by (tomorrow) Monday, February 12th.



                             April 8th & 29th                 May 13th

          June 17th              November 4th & 25th         December 16th

If you would like any of these dates, Please let Audrey know or mark your connect card with the date/s you would like. The flowers are $25.00 for an arrangement.




Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 PM

Invite a friend and stop in. We are also accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.



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



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




TODAY, February 11th

  9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship


MONDAY, February 12th


TUESDAY, February 13th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

6:30 PM Prayer Time

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC


WEDNESDAY, February 14th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Ash Wednesday Service


THURSDAY, February 15th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters


FRIDAY, February 16th

4:30 PM Lenten Fish Dinners-CC


SATURDAY, February 17th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY, February 18th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship



THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in memory of our mother and grandmother, Ruth Dalzell, given by Cindy, Tim and Meaghan Volek


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:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                 

Bell Ringer:                                        Evva Yanoschick

Children’s Church:                             Carolyn Gallaher