First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Jan 06

January 6, 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                   “There’s A Song in the Air”                     No. 249

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Isaiah 60:1, 4-6    In Unison

        Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. Lift up your eyes and look around; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far away, and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms. Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice, because the abundance of the seas shall be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. A multitude of camels shall come to you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the LORD.

 

*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                “In Remembrance of Me”              Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                    We Three Kings of Orient Are”                         No. 254

 

Scripture Reading                      Matthew 2:1-12        (N.T. p. 2)                                                 

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

People: Thanks be to God.

God’s Word for Us

 

Service of Word and Table

 

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                    “What Child Is This?”                          No. 219

 

*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.

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

      January 28th at Manorville at 7:00 PM:  Informational meeting about the plans being put forth from our Bishops' Commission on the Way Forward.  I urge us all to be in prayer and to be informed as to the decisions being made at the Special Session of the General Conference on Feb. 23-26th.  Their decision will affect every local church and their direction for the future of our denomination.

 

NEW CHARGE NEWSLETTER

The first ARC Link, the new all charge newsletter will be going out in February.

The deadline for submissions will be January 21st. Please submit worship

opportunities, events, shared ministry opportunities, fund-raisers and anything

that is open to all the churches to Audrey at fumchurch@windstream.net

or by phone 724-548-4312. Please note that because of the expected volume

of information for the 4 churches the submission deadline is FIRM.

 

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2019

The following dates are still open for altar flowers for 2019. If you would like one or more, please indicate on your connect card or see Audrey Green. I will call you the week before to remind you. The flowers are $25.00 a week.

                             January 13                     March 17           May 12, 19            

                                      June 30                          July 14                August 11, 18                                                                  November 3, 10, 24         December 1

 

LENTEN DEVOTIONS

It is time once again to begin to think about our next Lenten Devotional! We need 40 plus devotions for our 11th edition of this inspirational daily guide for Lent, 2019. Let God lead you as you say “YES” to contributing to this worth-while ministry. All devotions need to be received in the church office no later than February 11th. You can mail, hand deliver or email your devotional. Any questions, contact Sarah Heckert 724-543-1083 or joeheckert@yahoo.com.

God  Bless

JANUARY MISSIONS

Our church family will contribute money to purchase a water buffalo from Heifer International. This purchas will be tremendously helpful to a family in need. Water Buffaloes provide draft power for planting rice and potatoes, milk for protein and manure for fertilizer and fuel. Farmers can plant 4x more with a buffalo than by hand-generating added income to use for other necessities. May God bless you as you give to our missions in January.

 

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Jr. & Sr. High Sunday School class will be cancelled on January 13th while Brenda and Melissa escort 7 youth to SPARK.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who purchased cookies or sponsored the youth throughout the year to help make it possible for them to go to SPARK.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

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

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. 

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR              

 

TODAY, January 6th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

 

TUESDAY, January 8th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

  

WEDNESDAY, January 9th

10:00 AM Clergy Communities-Library

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:30 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, January 10th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

 SATURDAY, January 12th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, January 13th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

THE FLOWERS on the organ are given to the Glory of God  

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski

Worship Sound System:                     John Yankasky

Acolyte:                                             

Welcome Center:                                Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                Dan Wolfe 

Bell Ringer:                                        Hallie Hoffman