First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - Feb 17

February 17, 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                        “Trust and Obey”                             No. 467

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship   Psalm 1 in Unison     

        Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord; and on his law the meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither in all that they do they prosper. The wicked are not so but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

                                                                                         

*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.

 

Morning Anthem           “Lord, I Stretch My Hands to You”        Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                             O How I Love Jesus”                                    No. 170

 

Scripture Reading                      Luke 6:17-26       (N.T. p. 64)                                                 

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                 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”                 No. 402

 

*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.

 

 

PASTOR DEB’S VACATION

Pastor Deb will be on vacation from February 18-24th. During that time Pastor Brenda will be covering any pastoral emergencies. She can be reached at 724-354-2262 (home) or 724-388-3077 (cell).

 

NAME CHANGE

The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) of First Church has been renamed The FUM Staffing Team.

 

FINANCIAL UPDATES AVAILABLE

Church financial updates will be made available periodically via email.   Financial updates will no longer be put in the newsletter. If you desire to be informed about our church finances and have access to email, please let the church office know your email address and that you wish to be placed on the list.  Additionally, financial updates will be available as a hard copy in the office.  Please stop by and ask for your copy.

 

PUTTING LENTEN DEVOTIONALS TOGETHER

I can use some help with folding and putting the Lenten Devotionals. Wednesday, February 27th around 9:00 AM till noonish. If interested in helping, see Audrey or put a note on your connect card.   Thank you.

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

 Beat the winter blahs with a night out for the whole family. Saturday, February 23 at 6:30 PM, First Church will be showing the movie “I Can Only Imagine” in the sanctuary. We will be showing “The Incredibles 2” for the kids in the library room adjacent to the sanctuary which will be staffed by members of the congregation. Adults are permitted to bring beverages (nonalcoholic), in a spill proof container. Light refreshments will be provided for the children. This is a free event and we hope to see you there.

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY

Pastor Brenda and Pastor Deb will be offering the study Final Words by Adam Hamilton. Pastor Brenda will be teaching at Manorville on Mondays at 10:00 AM. Pastor Deb will be teaching at the Covenant Center on Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Everyone in the charge is invited to participate. You may attend either session. Please see Pastor Brenda or Pastor Deb to order your book.

     Monday session dates are: March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and April 1st & 8th

     Thursday session dates are: March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th & 11th

 

 

FEBRUARY SIFT LUNCHEON

Join us Thursday, February 21st at noon in the Covenant Center for our February SIFT Luncheon. The program will be Bruce Matthews, Kittanning Chief of Police. The Menu is homemade chicken noodle & stuffed pepper soups, Jello salad, crackers, rolls & butter, ice cream sandwiches. Reservations are due by Monday, February 18th at noon.

 

 

FEBRUARY MISSIONS

 FUMC church family will focus its mission care on Ramps of Hope. This active building project is coordinated by Lynn Sibley & Tim Scaife who serves as the team leader. Last year this talented, hard-working team provided 17 ramps mainly in Kittanning and Ford City also including five surrounding areas.

          Ramps, often “life-savers” for families, enable persons access to, more easily, go to a doctor’s appointment, physical therapy, church, etc. They give the wonderful ability to go outdoors for a person who is more homebound. One lady often uses her ramp to walk back and forth with her walker-giving her more exercise and independence.

          Our financial gifts will buy lag bolts and screws for these sturdy, safe and sometimes very long ramps. Won’t you give generously to this life-enhancing project Ramps of Hope? You never know when someone in your family may need this help. God Bless.               Missions Committee

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

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

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

 

MANORVILLE UMC

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

United Methodist Women, 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. 

 

 

 

March Newsletter Deadline—Monday, February 18th

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

TODAY, February 17th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Cookie Fellowship

 

MONDAY, February 18th

6:30 PM Finance

March Newsletter Deadline

 

TUESDAY, February 19th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, February 20th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, February 21st

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, February 23rd

6:30 PM Movie Night

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, February 24th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are given to the Glory of God in memory of Jean & Tom Elgin, given by Alice & Jim Ternent

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                     Dave Yanoschick

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski

Welcome Center:                                Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                                Mary Jo Lipski 

Bell Ringer:                                        Madelyn Smith