First United Methodist Church
Monday, December 17, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - May 20

May 20, 2018









PASTOR: Pastor Wade Berkey



CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 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 104!


*Opening Hymns         “Spirit of the Living God”                                  No. 393

                                    “Shine, Jesus, Shine”                                          No. 2173


 *Opening Prayer (Acts 2) 

Holy God, empower us with your Holy Spirit, that as your daughters and sons, we may prophesy truth to power. Inspire within us the dreams of youth and the visions of age. Cause wonders to occur, not just in the heavens above, but on the earth below, that your justice may spring forth with tremors of righteousness and love. In the power of your mighty Spirit, we pray. Amen.


We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                      Acts 2:1-21                             (N.T. p. 119)

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

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


The Sermon

We Respond to God’s Word             

Special Music                                                          Children’s Choir                

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer


Invitation to the Offering

Christ has chosen us and has called us friends, that our lives may produce fruit that lasts. May we bear fruit this day today as we offer our gifts in holy love.


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:                        “Spirit Song”                                           No. 347

                                                     “O, Spirit of the Living God”            No. 539                                            

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.













Attention High School seniors and college students—applications for the 2018 Margaret Patton/Jean Elgin Memorial Scholarships are available from the church office. Application deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2018.




The Estate Sale of Bob & Jean Schaeffer will be held on June 8, 9, & 10th at 140 Schaeffer Lane, Kittanning PA  16201(spaces corners area). Some items include collectible porcelain dolls, collectible John Deere toy tractors, memorabilia/signs from John Deere and Stihl dealership, Department 56 collectibles, ceramics, household items, books, holiday decorations, furniture, tools, albums and lots more. Something for everyone! Hours of sale will be Friday, June 8th 8:00AM-7:00 PM, Saturday, June 9th 8:00 AM- 7:00 PM and Sunday, June 10th from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. (for GPS use address 873 ST RT 28 & 66-Pinecreek Baptist Church and watch for signs).


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.  Many VBS CREW LEADERS are needed for his year’s Rolling River Adventure. Crew Leaders can be teens or adults of any age!

What does a VBS Crew Leader do?

          Update the Attendance sheet each morning

          Keep your group of kids together/safe during the morning

          Get your group to the next station on time (there are steps to go


          Collect nametags at end of day

          Check out children to parents after closing

          Remain in the sanctuary until all children are released to parents

          Have fun in the morning!

          Nap in the afternoon!

If this sounds like something you can do to help with this OUTREACH for our church, please contact Sue Hankey (724-545-1656) or the church office (724-548-4312)



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.  On Sat, June 2, Pastors Wade and Ali will be having a moving sale of their own at the CC.  You may still bring in donations during that time (and make a purchase from their moving sale).  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!


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



Rainbow Road is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. There are classes two days a week for 3-year-olds (by September1st) and three days a week for prekindergarten students. To receive an application or more information, contact the church office or go to the website

And click on the Rainbow Road link.



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



TODAY, May 20th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship


MONDAY, May 21st

End of Rainbow



TUESDAY, May 22nd

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM Church Council

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC











































3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir


THURSDAY, May 24th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters-CC


 SATURDAY, May 26th

9:00 AM Brenda Beers-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY, May 27th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

Brenda Beers-CC




























THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in honor of our children and grandchildren and in memory of my parents Bob & Jean Schaeffer, given by Audrey & Bernie Green


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

Usher Team:                                       Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski

Worship Sound System:                     Dave Yanoschick

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski  

Welcome Center:                                 

Scripture Reader:                                Mert Hellein 

Bell Ringer:                                        Hallie Hoffman

Children’s Church:                             Carolyn Gallaher

(this will be the last Children’s Church till September)