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Bulletin - Jan 26

January 26, 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                        “Lift High the Cross”                    No. 159

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Psalm 27:1, 4-6 Read Responsively

Leader: The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

People: The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Leader: One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

People: For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock.

Leader: Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me,

People: and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to 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             “Take the Name of Jesus With You”         Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                          Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                   No. 557

 

Scripture Reading                      1 Corinthians 1:10-18        (N.T. p. 166)                                                 

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    “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love”      No. 2223

                                                                                                                    (Insert)

*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.

 

We extend out Christian compassion and concern to the family of Mary Ann Dougherty. Mary Ann passed away Monday, January 20, 2020. She was the sister of John W. (Karen) Buzard III and Milly (Frank) Tarr.

                                      

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.

 

SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Next Sunday, February 2, 2020—On Super Bowl Sunday, vote for your favorite team by putting money in your team’s basket. Baskets will be at each set of doors of the sanctuary. The money collected will be given to a food related charity. Let’s see if our donations match who wins the Super Bowl!

 

YEAR END GIVING STATEMENTS ARE IN THE CHURCH OFFICE

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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!

 

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.) Our open house will be Monday, March 9th from 6:00-7:30 PM.

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

LENTEN DEVOTIONS DUE BY TODAY, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, January 26th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

Lenten Devotion Deadline

 MONDAY, January 27th

AM Newsletter

7:00 PM Rainbow Road Board

 

TUESDAY, January 28th

8:30 AM 3R’s

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

  

WEDNESDAY, January 29th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, January 30th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

Covenant Center Closed for

        Robert Dunmire-CC

 

FRIDAY, January 31st

Covenant Center Closed for

        Robert Dunmire-CC

 

 SATURDAY, February 1st

Robert Dunmire Yard Sale-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY, February 2nd

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 12:00 PM FUM Staffing Team

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the organ are given to the Glory of God in memory of G.L. (Roy), Berenice L. & Joel L. Williamson, given by Roy & Bobbi Williamson and families

 

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

Usher Team:                                    Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski

Worship Sound System:                  Tim Scaife

Acolyte:                                           Joey Kachur

Welcome Center:                             Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                             Brad Hellein

Bell Ringer:                                     Frankie Mauger

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