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Bulletin-Jan 5

January 5, 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                   “What Child Is This?”                     No. 219

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Isaiah 60:1-6    Read Responsively

Leader: Arise, shine, for your light has come; and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.

Leader: Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

People: 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.

Leader: Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice, because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.

People: A multitude of camels shall cover 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.

 

Celebration of Mission                              Mission Committee

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                          There’s A Song in the Air”                         No. 249

 

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                    “We Three Kings of Orient Are”           No. 254

 

*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.

          February 2nd                 March 8th          April 19, 26th                 

          July 19th                       August 16th        September 20th    

 

                            

JANUARY MISSIONS~~

Walter is coming

back to visit!

  He’s reporting on

  his friends work.

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

 

(First Church)

                                              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 5 “Missions review & celebration

            Be sure to come to church on Sunday, January 5th as we review 2019’s

Missional accomplishments. Celebrate our church’s giving! Don’t miss it!!         Missions Team

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 19TH

 

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

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, January 5th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

 

TUESDAY, January 7th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

  

WEDNESDAY, January 8th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:30 PM Adult Choir

THURSDAY, January 9th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

 SATURDAY, January 11th

12:00-5:00 PM Gabriella-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, January 12th

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:                                       Oxford/Mark Ferguson & Communion

Worship Sound System:                     John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                              Ashley Yankasky

Welcome Center:                                Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                Laura Mauger

Bell Ringer:                                        Jocelyn King