First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin June 18, 2017

June 18, 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: Barb Gaughan

CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR: Brenda Beers

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-12:00 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 116:1-2, 12-19

*Opening Hymns: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” No. 298

“Lift High the Cross” No. 159

 

*Opening Prayer (Genesis 18, Matthew 10)

Miraculous, wonderful One, come to us now. Pour out your grace and your love. Shower us with the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may become people of miracles—people filled with the laughter of hope. Amen.

 

We Hear God’s Word

First Reading: Romans 5:1-8 (N.T. p. 155)

Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8 (N.T. p. 9)

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

The Sermon

Annual Conference Report Melissa Flanders

 

We Respond to God’s Word

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer

 

Invitation to the Offering

We worship a God who is with us to the end. When God opens God’s hand, we are filled with good things. When God closes God’s hand, our bodies return to the dust, and our breath returns to God, who gave it. In the time that is given us, and with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, let us share the bounty that God has given us in the hope that all may come to know the bounty of our 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: “Freely, Freely” No. 389

To God Be the Glory” No. 98

 

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELP--HELP-- HELP, MORE 3R’S NEEDED

As summer approaches we have more things that need done around the church. The 3R’s meet Tuesday mornings to do these things, however, we are in need of more people to come and help with these little projects.

 

KITTANNING PUBLIC LIBRARY

The friends of the Kittanning Public Library present the Stephanie Altman Memorial Walking Garden Tour. Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 – 2:00 PM Rain or shine. Tickets are available at the Kittanning Public Library, 280 N Jefferson St. 724-543-1383 and  at ACMH Hospital gift shop. Donation of $15.00 preordered or $20.00 Day of tour. Come and enjoy beautiful Kittanning gardens. You are welcome to return to the library for light refreshments after the tour.

 

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.

 

JUNE MISSIONS FOCUS

SALVATION ARMY’S BACK 2 SCHOOL SHOES

We are excited for June’s Missions Project!! We will again share our coins and dollars to Salvation Army’s Back 2 School Shoes project! This project was such a tremendous hit with the children of our VBS (as they collected their monies each day in large, clean tennis shoes) that we decided to repeat this project. Along with the children’s VBS contributions, our church family will also share in this as we give our coins and dollars, so that even a greater amount will help children in need of school shoes. Remember: if you write a check for this project, make it payable to FUMC and write on the memo line “Back 2 School Shoes”.

 

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!

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017

Join us this week--June 19-23, 9:00-noon—Ages 3 years thru 6th grade

The children will be taking up a VBS collection today Sunday, June 18th to help cover the cost of materials.

 

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.

 

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, June 18th

Father’ Day

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, June 19th

9:00 AM VBS

6:30 PM Finance

 

TUESDAY, June 20th

9:00 AM VBS

6:30 PM Prayer Time

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, June 21st

9:00 AM VBS

11:00-1:00 PM Prayer Room Open

 

THURSDAY, June 22nd

9:00 AM VBS

 

FRIDAY, June 23rd

9:00 AM VBS

 

SATURDAY, June 24th

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY, June 25th

9:30 AM Jim’s Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Tear down VBS

 

 

 

KNOWN HOSPITALIZED

ACMH Bob Podvorec, Harry Waldenville

 

 

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

Usher Team: Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski

Worship Sound System: Scott Hogamier

Acolyte:

Welcome Center: Kathy Coleman

Scripture Reader: Sue Hankey

Bell Ringer: Emily Jones