First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - Feb 4

February 4, 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  

A reading of Psalm 147!


*Opening Hymns:                 “On Eagles Wings”                                     No. 143

                                 “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)”                 Insert


 *Opening Prayer (1 Corinthians 9, Mark 1) 

Gracious God, as Jesus spent time with you in prayer, we come before you in prayer this day. Renew our spirits, that we might tell your story with passion and purpose. Fill us with a hoe that transcends worldly values. Fill us with a love that knows no bounds. Fill us with a compassion that leads to love and service. Free our lips to proclaim words of praise, as we share your good news with others. Guide, empower, and encourage us with your Spirit, as we seek to minister to the world. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.


We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                        1 Peter 2:19-21             (N.T. p. 233)

Scripture Reading:                  Luke 9:23-25                  (N.T. p. 69)

The Children’s Message (all children through elementary are invited)

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



 Sermon Series—Do You Believe?

 The Sermon Title—Do You Believe Jesus is Worth Your Sacrifice?


We Respond to God’s Word

Morning Anthem               “Let Your Light Shine”                     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.


A Service of Holy Communion


Going Forth to Serve God

*Closing Hymns:            “Grace Greater than Our Sin”                   No. 365

                                                  “Victory in Jesus”                                 No. 370                                                                           

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!




I can use some help with folding and putting the Lenten Devotionals together to be ready to mail tomorrow,  Monday, February 5th. Anyone interested in helping, see Audrey. We will begin around 9:00 AM and should be finished by noon?



          Friday Night Circle will meet on Thursday, February 8th from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Library Room. We will be making valentines for Church Friends.



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.



                             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.



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 4th

  9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion


MONDAY, February 5th

CC Clean Team


TUESDAY, February 6th

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, February 7th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Worship Team


THURSDAY, February 8th

2:00 PM Friday Night Circle


SATURDAY, February 10th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY, February 11th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC



THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in memory of our parents, Dick and Bonnie Starr, given by Carol, Dick and Bill


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

Usher Team:                                       Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski 

Worship Sound System:                     Scott Hogamier

Acolyte:                                              Ryan Bish  

Welcome Center:                                Mary Jo Lipski

Scripture Reader:                                Jim Ternent

Bell Ringer:                                        Dane Dimond

Children’s Church:                             Carolyn Gallaher