First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin July 30, 2017

July 30, 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 105:1-11, 45!

 

*Opening Hymns: “Seek Ye First” No. 405

“God Will Take Care of You” No. 130

 

*Opening Prayer (Matthew 13)

Holy One, your kingdom always takes us by surprise—like a mustard seed growing into a great shrub where the birds of the air can build their nests; like a treasure hidden in a field, or a pearl of great price. May we desire your kingdom more than we value worldly things, through Christ, who shows us the way. Amen.

 

We Hear God’s Word

First Reading: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 (N.T. p. 14)

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:26-39 (N.T. p. 158)

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: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” No. 139

How Great Thou Art” No. 77

 

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

COOKIE FELLOWSHIP

The Fellowship Committee will host a cookie fellowship on Sunday, August 13th following worship to welcome John and Christine Zimmerman. Please join us! If you’d like to provide cookies, please sign up in the library room.

 

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!

CHAPERONES NEEDED

We are looking for several responsible adults (male and female) who will each “chaperone” one child as they select a pair of school shoes on August 22nd. Are you interested? You would need to guide them in their selection and help them make a wise decision. This will take place in Famous Footwear at 6:00 PM. please let Janet McKelvey know. Many thanks.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO SIGN UP TO MAKE PIES, WORK IN THE

BOOTH, SIT AT THE ART SHOW, HELP SET UP, CLEAN

UP AND TEAR DOWN FOR THE FOLK FESTIVAL.

We need you!

 

 

ALTAR FLOWER DATE AVAILABLE

August 13th is open for altar flowers. If anyone would like that date, please see Audrey. The cost is $20.00 for an arrangement.

 

SAVE THE DATE

M & M Retreat will be held at Jumonville from September 16th-19, 2017. Watch for more information.

PLEASE NOTE

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

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

TODAY, July 30th

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship

12:30 PM Art Show Pictures In-CC

 

TUESDAY, August 1st

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:30 PM Staff/Parish

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-Church

 

WEDNESDAY, August 2nd

11:00-1:00 PM Prayer Room Open

7:00 PM Music Jam

 

THURSDAY, August 3rd

Folk Festival

 

FRIDAY, August 4th

Folk Festival

 

SATURDAY, August 5th

Folk Festival

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY, July 30th

9:30 AM Outdoor Worship

Folk Festival

5:00 PM Art Show Pictures Out-CC

 

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

 

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

ACMH Bob Podvorec

 

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

Usher Team: Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System: Scott Hogamier

Acolyte: Joey Kachur

Welcome Center: Mary Jo Lipski

Scripture Reader: Mert Hellein

Bell Ringer: Carlee Beers