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Bulletin - Jan 19

January 19, 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            “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”          No. 103

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Canticle of God’s Glory   In Unison

       Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. Lord God, Heavenly King, Almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.

        Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.

       For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the father. Amen.

 

*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                             “Spirit Song”             Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                          Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”                   No. 349

 

Scripture Reading                      John 1:29-42        (N.T. p. 92)                                                 

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                    “I Know Who I Have Believed”           No. 714

 

*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.

 

NURSERY SNACKS NEEDED

The Nursery could use some snacks like Cheese crackers, Fish Crackers, Juice Boxes. You can leave them either on the table in the Nursery or on the pew in the Library Room. Thank You, Love, Linda Powell

 

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.

 

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.)

 

 

TIME TO START YOUR  DEVOTION FOR LENTEN DEVOTIONAL

               Time 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

 

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 –TODAY, Sunday, January 19, 2020

 

LENTEN DEVOTIONS DUE BY NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, January 19th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Nominating Team

February Newsletter Deadline

 

MONDAY, January 20th

Offices Closed for Martin Luther

       King Birthday

6:30 PM Finance

7:00 PM Church Council

 

TUESDAY, January 21st

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

WEDNESDAY, January 22nd

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

 THURSDAY, January 23rd

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

 SATURDAY, January 25th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, January 26th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

Lenten Devotional Deadline

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the organ are given to the Glory of God in honor of my mother, Bonnie Ferguson, given by Mark & Susan Ferguson

 

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

Usher Team:                                    Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                  Gabe Smith

Acolyte:                                           Chelsea Beers

Welcome Center:                             Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                             Lynn Haught

Bell Ringer:                                     Hallie Hoffman

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