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Bulletin - June 24

June 24, 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 (1 Samuel 17, Psalm 9)

Sing praises to God,

          our courage and our strength.

Sing praises to God,

          Who is faithful and true.

Sing praises to God,

          That we may be steadfast in our faith and true in our discipleship.


*Opening Hymns                “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”               No. 110

                                            “Surely the Presence of the Lord             No. 328


*Opening Prayer (1 Samuel 17, Psalm 9, Mark 4) 

Mighty God, we come to sing your praises and to strengthen our faith. Help us find our courage and strength when we need it most. Help us reclaim our faithfulness when we are filled with doubt. Help us discover our hope when we are plagued by worry and despair. May our songs and praises rise to heaven. May they also rise in our hearts and strengthen us each and every day. Amen.


We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                             Mark 4:35-41                  (N.T. p. 39)

Second Reading:                   2 Corinthians 6:1-13            (N.T. p. 181)

The VBS Presentation         

The Sermon

We Respond to God’s Word                      

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.


 Going Forth to Serve God

*Closing Hymns:               “It Is Well With My Soul”                          No. 377

                                                  “My Hope is Built”                               No. 368                                  

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!!



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.



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.




TODAY, June 24th


9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship


MONDAY, June 25th


TUESDAY, June 26th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

Food Bank Pick-up


WEDNESDAY, June 27th

3:45 PM ARC Manor


THURSDAY, June 28th


FRIDAY, June 29th

8:30 PM Family Movie Night-CC


 SATURDAY, June 30th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY, July 1st

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Communion


THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in remembrance of Michael A. O’Donnell’s birthday, given by Pamela Scaife


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

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Mark Ferguson

Worship Sound System:                     Gabe Smith


Welcome Center:                                Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                                Sue Hankey 

Bell Ringer:                                        Jocelyn King



We extend our Christian compassion and concern to the family of Betty Mast. Betty passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. Betty was the mother of JoAnne Mast and grandmother to Jesse and had a great-grandaughter.




VBS 2018 STAFF LIST     

Rolling River Rampage

We would like to thank the following for their help before and during Vacation Bible School. VBS could not happen if we didn’t have the dedicated volunteers listed below. Some helped just a day or two but many helped every day.


Pre-School: Kim Yankasky, Abby Yankasky, Jenny Hellein, Bunny Bocian, Crystal Zier, Gabi Zielinski, Pastor Brenda


Pre-K:  Pam Coggon, Carol Thomas


Kindergarten :  Brenda Beers, Melissa Flanders


First Grade: Cindy Volek, Quinten Clever, Shannon Yanoschick

Second Grade: Ali Berkey, Hannah Hoffman, Patty Bruno


Third Grade: Tim Scaife

Fourth Grade: Mert Hellein, Jacqueline Brocious, Valerie Kachur

Fifth & Sixth Grade: Karen Scaife, Merissa Smith


Bible Story: Mary Jo Lipski


Lesson Application: Janet McKelvey, Emily Murrell


Crafts: Sue Hankey, Linda Scaife, Lu Bennett


Games: Peyton Zielinski, Samantha Kachur, Joey Kachur


Music: Emily King 


Snack: Sarah Heckert, Kathy Coleman, Marlene Colville, Michelle Waldenville


Can Man: Jim Ternent,               Can Man Assistant: Braden Clever


Offering Counter: Carolyn Gallaher

Opening and Closing: Pastor Wade Berkey, Pastor Ali Berkey (Romper)

Photographer:   Lynn Toth

Registration: Bonnie Bowser, Joe Bowser, Carolyn Gallaher

Scenery/Decorations: Audrey Green and everyone who helped paint, color, string and cut.

VBS Coordinator: Sue Hankey



            The people who helped decorate the sanctuary and other spaces Friday.  Audrey Green, Sue Hankey, Valerie, Caitlyn & Joey Kachur, Janet McKelvey, Melissa Flanders, Linda & Tim Scaife & Emily King


Also, Thank You to the Congregation for the generous offerings and the donations of snack items, and CANS, CANS, CANS.  (Drop cans off at the ramp anytime all year)


            And finally, THANK YOU to the parents and families of the children for bringing their children each day, they are the reason we all had such a good week.