First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin July 16 2017

July 16, 2017

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

301 N JEFFERSON ST

KITTANNING PA 16201

724-548-4312

E-MAIL: fumchurch@windstream.net

WEBSITE: www.firstchurchkittanning.com

PASTOR: Pastor Wade Berkey

ACCOMPANIST: Emily King

ADULT CHOIR DIRECTOR:

CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR: Brenda Beers

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 PM

 

 

If you are visiting for the first time today,

WELCOME!

We are so glad that you are here! Should you need any kind of assistance during the service, please contact one of the ushers or the attendant at the Welcome Center. We would love to answer any questions that you may have. Please be sure and complete the Connect Card (a bulletin insert) and place it in the offering plate later in the service. You can check us out at www.firstchurchkittanning.com or on our Facebook page to find out more information about us.

Our prayer is that you have felt welcomed today and that your week will be blessed.

 

We Gather Together and Praise God

Music to prepare us for worship!

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Call to Worship

A reading of Psalm 119:105-112!

 

*Opening Hymns: “Hymn of Promise” No. 707

“Lead Me Lord” No. 473

 

*Opening Prayer (Matthew 13)

Creator God, create fertile soil in lives. Plant your word in our hearts and your wisdom in our souls. Open our minds to receive your guidance. Nurture us this day, that we may grow in mercy and grace all the days of our lives. Amen.

 

We Hear God’s Word

First Reading: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (N.T. p. 13)

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:1-11 (N.T. p. 157)

The Sermon

 

We Respond to God’s Word

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer

 

Invitation to the Offering

As Abraham’s servant showered Rebekah with gifts—signs of the love that she would find in Isaac’s household—so, too, may we offer our gifts to the world, as signs of our love and commitment to God.

 

Offering Prayer

Gathering of the Offering

*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.

 

Going Forth to Serve God

*Closing Hymns: “Jesus is All the World to Me” No. 469

Near to the Heart of God” No. 472

 

The Blessing/Sending Forth

Music to send us forth for God’s purpose!

*Congregation stands if able.

Ask an usher for a large print hymnal or bible or personal hearing device.

Our Vision…

is to know Jesus and to make Jesus known.

 

Our Vision…

is to be the church that displays the love of Christ and connect with people of all

walks of life through worshiping, growing, and serving.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

AUGUST 6TH WORSHIP WILL BE OUTDOORS UNDER THE TENT AT 9:30 AM, THERE WILL BE NO 11:00 WORSHIP THAT DAY.

 

AUGUST NEWSLETTER DEADLINE, TUESDAY, JULY 18TH

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND SAVE THE DATES…!

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 8:00 PM; SPRC Meeting with the District Superintendent

Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:00 PM; SPRC Training Event at the Covenant Center

Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 PM; Charge Conference at the Covenant Center

 

ACOUSTIC JAMS

Acoustic Jams will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Covenant Center. For more information, see Tom Scherf.

 

 

 

ABOUT FACE CHURCH OUTREACH CONSULTANTS

Don’t forget the pledge you made to help support this ministry! Simply mark your envelope or your check (in the memo line) with “AFCOC”! Your Church thanks you in advance for your help and support!

ART SHOW APPLICATIONS

The First Church-Sponsored Covenant Center Art Show (our 24th) will be August 3rd thru August 6th in conjunction with the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival. Application blanks may be picked up in the church office or by calling the church to have one put in the mail to you or you can print one from our website. Application deadline is Thursday, July 20th.

 

JULY MISSIONS - STOP HUNGER NOW…

RISE AGAINST HUNGER!!

Our July Missions focus will help build our financial goal of $1100 for the Stop Hunger Now event. Our church family has the exciting opportunity to participate financially and/or in an assembly line, ‘hands-on’ process to package about 30,000 food packets. Believe me, it is an amazing event. This annual fall event will be on Saturday, September 24 at the Oakhill Fire Hall in Apollo.

Let Janet McKelvey know soon if you are interested in being a volunteer! We need at least 10 volunteers and lots of money to support this 8 church event. God Bless!

 

 

NURSERY

Remember our nursery (with parent paging system) is available to all children thru 4 years during Sunday School and Worship.

LIBRARY NEWS

The First United Methodist Church Library is NEVER CLOSED! Please feel free to visit our library anytime you are in our church.

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

TODAY, July 16th

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, July 17th

7:00 PM Church Council

 

TUESDAY, July 18th

8:30 AM 3R’s

11:00 AM CCOP-CC

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

August Newsletter Deadline

 

WEDNESDAY, July 19th

11:00-1:00 PM Prayer Room Open

6:00 PM Staff/Parish

7:00 PM Music Jams-CC

 

THURSDAY, July 20th

Art Show Application Deadline

 

SATURDAY, July 22nd

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, July 23rd

9:30 AM Jim’s Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in memory of Pheroby & Eddie Crytzer, given by Esther & Frank Kiss

 

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

Allegheny Valley Hospital-Lifecare Bob Podvorec

 

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

Usher Team: Oxford/Kim Yankasky

Worship Sound System: John Wolfe

Acolyte: Ryan Bish

Welcome Center: Sally Felton

Scripture Reader: Janet McKelvey

Bell Ringer: Allie Green

We thank Dirk Ahlgrim for filling in at the organ today.