First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - March 24

March 24, 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 8:00-4:00 PM

 

 

 

Prelude

 

Opening Prayer

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn               “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”                 No. 420

 

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

(Children Kindergarten through 6th grade are dismissed for Children’s Church)   

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship   Isaiah 55:6-9    In Unison

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than our ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

*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.

 

Special Music                          “Lamb of God”                   Adult Choir        

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                      Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”                  No. 348

 

 

 

Scripture Reading                      Luke 13:1-9       (N.T. p. 76)                                                 

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                 “Just as I Am, Without One Plea”           No. 357

 

*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.

 

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

 

MARCH MISSIONS

 Rise Against Hunger - We look forward to participating again in this international hunger relief program.  First Church will host it on Saturday, September 21 at the Covenant Center.  As host church we will need at least 20 persons (8 years and older) to join the assembly line (takes about 3 hours), a group of able persons to help set up tables and bring in boxes (probably at 7:30 AM, taking only about 1 hour.), and one or two groups of pleasant kitchen helpers (to handle an early morning snack and lunch).  About 6 or 7 other nearby churches will join us on the 21st, donating their financial gifts and bringing their assembly line volunteers.  This event will involve about 90+ people and is why, as host church, we will need to do our share to help this day be a success.  During March we will begin to collect our financial gifts toward our share in Rise Against Hunger.  

 Missions Team-Kathy Piechowicz, Meaghan Volek, and Janet McKelvey

 

THIS WEEKS COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES

The Kittanning Ministerium Lenten Service will be held Tuesday, March 26th   at First Baptist Church at 7:00 PM and the speaker will be Rev. Mike Bobbitt. The Lenten lunch will be at Grace Presbyterian church on Wednesday, March 27th at noon. The speaker will be Fr. Doug Dorula. Ford City Ministerium will host a Lenten dinner/service on Monday, March 25th at 6:00 PM at Ford Memorial UMC.

 

 

 

 

PILL BOTTLE MISSION

(Manorville)

Manorville is continuing to collect empty pill bottles of all sizes and colors. When you empty them bring them in to Manorville (with personal info removed). You can use Goo-Gone to remove the sticky residue. They will then be washed, dried and sorted by color and placed in large Ziplock bags to be shipped to African or Asian countries. In many small villages the people don’t have “containers” to take the medicines home with them. This is a win-win. They won’t be going into our landfills but going for a second good use. They will be collected at least thru the summer. (There is a box in the Library Room if you wish to donate your empty pill bottles)

 

 

LENTEN FISH DINNERS

Our Lenten Fish Dinners will be held on Friday, March 8th and will continue through Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Covenant Center from 4:30-6:00 PM.

          MENU: Baked or Fried Fish or Sloppy Joe Sandwich, Baked Potato,      Curly Fries or Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw or Applesauce, Roll,          Beverage & PIE.

                             Adults $9.00                           Children $4.00

Come and eat, bring your family and friends.

          We need pie bakers and workers to help for all Fish Dinners. Can you help? If so, contact Tim Scaife for helping and June Pollard for pies. Thank you!

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

Thursdays-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

Fridays- April 5th thru June 28th - Armstrong Festival Choir practice 7:00-8:30 PM.

 

MANORVILLE UMC

 Saturday, April 20th-Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 AM. Crafts, snacks, prizes, bring your own basket to collect eggs.

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

United Methodist Women, 1st Monday of the month except for months with a holiday falling on Monday and during the summer. The meetings are held at the Kittanning Cottages Community Room at 4:00 PM.  Next meeting, Monday, April 1, 2019

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

  TODAY, March 24th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, March 25th

NEWSLETTER

10:00 AM Bible Study-Manorville

6:00 PM Lenten Dinner/Service-Ford

TUESDAY, March 26th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM Endowment Committee

7:00 PM Community Service-First Baptist

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, March 27th

12:00 PM Lenten Luncheon-Grace Presbyterian

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, March 28th

7:00 PM Bible Study-CC

 

FRIDAY, March 29th

4:30 PM Fish Dinner-CC

 

SATURDAY, March 30th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  March 31st

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship-Pastor Deb & Pastor Brenda exchange pulpits

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are given to the Glory of God by Brad & Mert Hellein

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Mark Ferguson

Worship Sound System:                     Tim Scaife

Acolyte:                                              Joey Kachur

Welcome Center:                                Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                                Merissa Smith 

Bell Ringer:                                        Dane Dimond