First United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - July 28

July 28, 2019

 

 

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 8:00-12:00 PM

 

 

Prelude

 

Opening Prayer     

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn            “Crown Him with Many Crowns”                  No. 327

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship           Psalm 112:1-6

Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments. Their descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever.

 

*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.

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                               Sweet Hour of Prayer                               No.  496

 

Scripture Reading               Colossians 2:6-15                 (N.T. p. 200)

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                 “Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring”                   No. 644

 

*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, Bible or personal hearing device.

We thank Brad Hellein for filling in for Pastor Deb today.

 

We extend our Christian compassion and concern toEdward DeMattie on the death of his wife, Gayle DeMattie. Gayle passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. She was the sister of  Bonnie (Joe) Bowser and Bill Hake and the Aunt of Kimberly (John) Yankasky.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Charge service, Sunday, August 25th at 10:00 AM at Crooked Creek

 

WORK NIGHTS

 Everyone is welcome to come help weed around the Church and Covenant Center the first Monday of the month in August. We will start around 5:30 PM. Remember to bring gloves, clippers and other tools.

 

PILL BOTTLE MISSION

Our pill bottle mission is over but a BIG thanks to all who were willing to donate your empty pill bottles to this cause.

 

AUGUST MOVIE ON THE LAWN

 We will be showing “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday, August 17th at 8:30 PM. A FREE and fun night out for everyone. Bring a blanket, kick back and relax. Popcorn and refreshments provided.

 

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2019

We have the following dates still available for this year. The flowers are $25.00 for an arrangement. I will call you or email you the week of your flowers to remind you.  We have

          August  18           November  3 & 24                  December 1

 

JULY MISSIONS--BLESSINGS FOSTER CARE MINISTRY, INC

          Blessings Foster Care Ministry, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving the needs of foster care, at-risk youth, adoptees and their families, caretakers. Founded in 2016, this ministry focuses on the basic needs of foster children.

          This July our church family will contribute BACK-TO-SCHOOL supplies for these foster children. By contributing in July, we will greatly help their Back-to-School Event in August.

          Any school supplies for (pre-school thru 12th grade) will be appreciated!

Here are some suggestions:

          Backpacks            Pencils                  Markers                Crayons               Pens                     Paper Clips          Notebooks            Glue Sticks           Trapper Keeper          Binders                 Highlighters                   Scissors                Index Cards                    Colored Pencils    Sticky Notes                  Staplers                Composition Books          Pencil Sharpeners                    Graph Paper       

This list is endless. All supplies will be appreciated.

          Let’s contribute with cheerful hearts as we help these children feel more “at home”! God Bless.                                                            Mission Team

 

FREE CONCERT

Organist, Stephen Schall will present a free concert next Saturday, August 3 at noon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kittanning.  Stephen is the son of members Richard and the late Helen Schall and grew up here at First Church where his first organ teacher was Nick Snow.  Stephen holds a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ and is currently Director of Music at Northmont United Presbyterian Church in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.  The 30-minute concert program features music of Bach, Franck, and Duruflé.  All are welcome!

 

CHURCH WINDOWS

          Our beautiful church home requires constant upkeep just like your house.

Take a close look at the window frames. Many are peeling badly. And if you start counting the number of windows, you can quickly see that it is not a small problem. Last year a couple dedicated men scraped, sanded and painted the windows along the ramp. We would now like to finish the remaining windows along that side (facing the parsonage).

                   First work session- Saturday, August 17th, 8:30-noon

                   Second work session-Monday, August 19th- 8:30-noon

          Please indicate your availability on the response cards or call Mary Jo Lipski, 724-545-2289. Also-if you know any person who might work on additional windows for modest pay, please let us know. If you would like any of these dates, please write on your connect card or see Audrey. Thank you

 

HE BREWS COFFEE HOUSE

The youth have set up a coffee house in the Library Room. They have coffee (from a Keurig) and some muffins. This is by donation. All donations go towards the youth group fundraiser. Please help yourself. Thank you

 

 

 OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

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

Fridays-2nd and 4th-Food Bank and Care & Share Shop 10:00-1:30 PM

 MANORVILLE UMC

 VBS—August 5-9 from 5:45-8:45 PM- “Giddyup Junction” ages 4 years thru     6th grade.

 

 

 

 FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR             

 

TODAY, July 28th

11:00 AM Worship

12:30 Art Show Pictures In-CC

 

MONDAY, July 29th

 

TUESDAY, July 30th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-Church

 

WEDNESDAY, July 31st

3:45 PM ARC Manor

 

THURSDAY, August 1st

Folk Festival

 

FRIDAY, August 2nd

Folk Festival

 

SATURDAY, August 3rd

Folk Festival

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY,  August 4th

10:30 AM Worship

Folk Festival

5:00 PM Art Show Pictures Out

5:30 PM Tear Down Festival

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in honor and memory of loved ones and Pat Wolfe, given by Jean Wolfe

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                   Tim King              

Acolyte:                                                Dane Dimond

Welcome Center:                                  Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                                  Sarah Heckert

Bell Ringer:                                          Dane Dimond

 

Remember to like us on Facebook