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Bulletin - Jan 12

January 12, 2020

 

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                       “Fairest Lord Jesus”                          No. 189

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Isaiah 42:5a, 6-9   Read Responsively

Leader: Thus says God, the Lord, I am the Lord, I have called you to righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you. I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations,

People: to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.

Leader: I am the Lord, that is my name, my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols.

People: See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.

 

*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                “The Star is Shining Still”             Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                          Sweet, Sweet Spirit” Sing twice                   No. 334

 

Scripture Reading                      Matthew 3:13-17        (N.T. p. 3)                                                 

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                    “This Is The Spirit’s Entry Now”           No. 608

 

*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.

 

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2020

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.

           March 8th                   April 19, 26th                  June 14th

          July 19th                       August 16th        September 20th

                                      

A DISCIPLE’S PATH

So you're a United Methodist, what does that mean?  During Lent, Pastor Deb is offering the study, A Disciple's Path, by James Harnish.  Participants will be challenged to deepen their relationship with Christ and to live that relationship within the United Methodist Church in new ways.  The study will begin on February 27th at 7 PM in the Covenant Center.  The class will meet every Thursday night during Lent.  Participants are asked to purchase both a workbook and a reader at a cost of $20.  Please sign up by January 26th  so that the books can arrive in time for the class to begin.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 22-26, 2020. If interested in helping, please see Sue Hankey.  Watch your bulletin and newsletter for more information.

 

JANUARY MISSIONS~~

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

           Yes! Our Church family will again focus our attention on HEIFER International. Heifer has a rich history which envisions that to serve God, we serve our brothers and sisters.

          Last January our generous giving purchased 2 Water Buffalo, 2 Goats and              1 Sheep! During VBS our children’s offerings bought 2 Pigs, 2 Ducks, 

2 Rabbits, 2 Flocks of Geese, 2 Flocks of Chicks and a Sheep!

         Let’s serve God by serving others as we cheerfully give to Heifer International!

 

 

 

 

JANUARY SIFT LUNCHEON

January SIFT Luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the Covenant center at noon. The menu will be Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, mixed vegetables, angel food cake with toppings. The program will be salvation Army-Captain Sara Barney and Debi Carnahan. Reservations due by Monday, January 13, 2020.

 

TIME TO START YOUR  DEVOTION FOR LENTEN DEVOTIONAL

               That’s right, T’is the season to think about First Church’s Lenten Devotional which will be mailed out in time for Ash Wednesday. We need you to contribute! This ministry of our church is in its 12th year and is a meaningful addition to preparation for Easter. While you are preparing for the holidays, listen for God’s leading for an inspiration for the devotional.   And if you are so led, write more than one! Devotions are due in the church office no later than January 26, 2020. Get those creative juices flowing. Hope to see your contribution in the next Lenten Devotional!        The NOW Team

 

 

RAINBOW ROAD APPLICATIONS

Rainbow Road is thinking ahead to the new 2020 - 2021 school year. We are accepting applications for next fall.  If you have a 3 or 4 year old and would like an application, sèe Audrey or Linda Scaife (724-664-5347.)

 

CENSUS TAKERS NEEDED

Apply on line or if you need help, Bridget Wright will be at Worthington Library on Fridays till the end of February from 12:30-2:30 PM or at Career Lind on Thursdays from 10:00-12:00 PM. Census takers are paid $16.00 an hour. Any questions you can call Bridget Wright at 412-235-8721.

 

 OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

First and Third Thursday-Soup & Sandwich dinner 4:00-6:00 PM Free-will accept donations

Friday’s February 14th& 28th- Care & Share Shop 10:00-1:30 PM. Gently worn clothing for sale, benefits missions.

Sunday, January 19th-A Martin Luther King Celebration will be held at 4:00 PM.  Bring a covered dish to share after the Service. Everyone is welcome to attend. It is open to the public. Building is handicap accessible.  724-763-1540.

Bible Study-on Christianity, Cults & other Religions. Wednesdays at 10:00 AM on January 22nd & 29th and February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

 

 

February Newsletter Deadline --Sunday, January 19, 2020

 

 

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, January 12th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, January 13th

7:00 PM Nurture, Outreach & Witness

 

TUESDAY, January 14th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

  

WEDNESDAY, January 15th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, January 16th

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

 SATURDAY, January 18th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, January 19th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

February Newsletter Deadline

 

THE FLOWERS on the organ are given to the Glory of God in honor of James Feeney’s 96th birthday, given by the Rush’s and McGregor’s

 

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

Usher Team:                                    Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                  Bill Lemons

Acolyte:                                           Evva Yanoschick

Welcome Center:                            Melissa Bureau

Scripture Reader:                            Jim Ternent

Bell Ringer:                                    Dakota Mauger

Children’s Church:                        Abby Yankasky, Mert Hellein, Merissa Smith