First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - June 03

June 3, 2018









PASTOR: Pastor Wade Berkey



CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-12:00 PM


If you are visiting for the first time today,


            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 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 139!


*Opening Hymns                   “In Christ Alone”                                       Insert


*Opening Prayer (2 Corinthians 4) 

Mold us today, O God, we pray. Sculpt us as your jars of clay. Brimming with Spirit, alive and new: Visible bearers of life, of you. Amen.


We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                             2 Corinthians 4:5-12                   (N.T. p. 180)

The Children’s Message (all children through elementary are invited)


The Sermon


We Respond to God’s Word                      

Special Music                           “Misty Morning”               Adult Choir

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer


Invitation to the Offering

 Like God’s word, treasure comes in many forms. In response to God’s wonderful works in our lives, let us share a portion of what we have, that the work of Christ’s church may meet the world’s needs.

Offering Prayer

Gathering of the Offering      


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.


A Service of Holy Communion


 Going Forth to Serve God

*Closing Hymns:                        “Lord of the Dance”                               No. 261

                                                     “Here I Am, Lord”                            No. 593 


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 Mission…

is to know Jesus and to make Jesus known.


Our Vision…

is to be the church that displays the love of Christ and connects with people of all walks of life






 through worshiping, growing, and serving.










          What:   Fellowship Gathering

          When:  Friday, July 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

          Where: Ford Memorial Methodist Fellowship Hall

          Why #1: To welcome Pastor Deb and Pastor Brenda!

          Why #2: To meet others in the charge and for others for meet us!

          Why #3: There will be snacks and beverages provided! 

Hope to see you there!!



VBS is fast approaching:

~Remember if you took VBS scenery things from the Library Room, please have them back to the church by next Sunday, June 3rd, and thank you to all who helped with this.

~Our set up day for VBS is going to be Friday, June 15th starting at 9:00 AM. Hope you can help this day.

~I am looking for stuffed animals that I could borrow and use for props (raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels, bears-I need one that is about 2-3 ft tall, opossums, skunks and any woodsy animals. I would need them before Friday, June 15th and you can have them back on Sunday, June 24th. Please let Audrey know ASAP if I can borrow any.

VBS 2018

JUNE 18th-22nd         9:00-12:00 PM

We will be doing Cokesbury’s Rolling River Rampage-Experience the ride of a lifetime with God.  Registration forms are at each door of the Church.



Time to sign-up for summer camp! Summer camp brochures from Jumonville, Wesley Woods and Camp Allegheny are at each door. The church will pay for full tuition the first year of camp and 50% for the years after that.



Rummage Sale Donations

Our annual rummage sale will be on Sat, June 9 form 8:00 AM-1:00 PM in the Covenant Center (CC).  You may bring in your donations anytime beginning on Wed, May 30 until Sun, June 3.  Please place donations in the large room near the altar/stage area (area will be marked).  If you need me to unlock the door to the CC for you, please call me at 724-664-6867.  We accept any donations except clothing and electronics.  Also, we will accept donations of baked goods to sell on June 9.  Please call me or see me in church to determine a time to drop off baked goods if you cannot drop them off on the morning of the sale.  THANK YOU!  Kim Yankasky

Rummage Sale Work Schedule

We will need a lot of help to organize and price items for the rummage sale during the week of June 4.  A BIG thank you in advance for helping during any of the work sessions listed below!

Mon, June 4:  9:00-11:30 AM and 6:00-8:00 PM

Tues, June 5:  9:00-11:30 AM

Wed, June 6:  9:00-11:30 AM and 6:00-8:00 PM

Thurs, June 7:  9:00-11:30 AM (additional times may be added for Thurs and Fri if needed)

Of course we will need help during the sale and especially at 1:00 on June 9 to clean up after the sale.  We will box up leftover items, sweep the floors, clean up the kitchen, take down tables, etc.  We have a lot of fun during the week of preparation and during the sale and hope you will join us!


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



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



Cherry Run Church, 8405 Rt. 422 Highway West, Indiana Pa invites us to celebrate their newly restored basement after the flood. Open house is Sunday, June 24th from 1:00-3:00 PM. Dedication service is 2:00 PM light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by June 10th to Rev. Tom Spiker email or by phone 724-859-6225.  (This was our mission focus in September of 2016)


TODAY, June 3rd

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Communion


MONDAY, June 4th

5:00 PM Work Night

6:30 PM Trustees

9:00-11:30 AM Price Rummage Sale

6:00-8:00 PM Price Rummage Sale


TUESDAY, June 5th

8:30 AM 3R’s

9:00-11:30 AM Price Rummage Sale

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-Church


 WEDNESDAY, June 6th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

9:00-11:30 AM Price Rummage Sale

6:00-8:00 PM Price Rummage Sale

Annual Conference


THURSDAY, June 7th

9:00-11:30 PM Price Rummage Sale

Annual Conference


FRIDAY, June 8th

Annual Conference


 SATURDAY, June 9th

8:00-1:00 PM Rummage Sale-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY, June 10th

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Wade & Ali Luncheon-CC


THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in honor of Katie’s birthday on June 1st, given by Donna & Ken Lazan


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

Usher Team:                                       Epworth/Melissa Flanders & Communion

Worship Sound System:                     John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                              Ryan Bish  

Welcome Center:                                Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                Jim Ternent 

Bell Ringer:                                        Carlee Beers