First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Nov 11

November 11, 2018

 

 

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                “A Charge to Keep I Have”                     No. 413

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship          Psalm 42:1-5 In Unison

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of god? My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, “Where is your God?” These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng, and led them in procession to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you cast down, o my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God whom again I shall praise, my help and my God.

 

*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.

 

Morning Anthem                    “Thanksgiving”                           Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                    Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                            No. 557

 

Scripture Reading                      Mark 12:38-44         (N.T. p. 49)                                                 

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         “Take My Life, and Let It Be”       No. 399

 

*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 or bible or personal hearing device.

 

FOOD BANK HELP

November is our month to help with the food bank. We need 2-3 able bodied people to help with the trucks from 7:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 13th at the Community Action Building. If you are able to help please let Janet McKelvey know. Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS DECORATING HELP NEEDED

Everyone is invited to come help decorate the church for Christmas on Tuesday, November 27th beginning about 8:30 AM. We are usually finished around noon.

 

NOVEMBER SIFT LUNCHEON

The November SIFT Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 15th at noon in the Covenant Center. The menu will be turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The program will be Gospel Music with John Waldenville. Reservations Due by Monday, November 12th

 

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

 

BAUER’S HOLIDAY GRIEF

Bauer’s Funeral Home will be holding their Holiday Grief: “Embracing the Season”.  Sunday, November 18th at 2:00 PM at Bauer Funeral Home, 515 North McKean St, Kittanning. Remembering loved ones and suggestions to manage grief during the holiday season. Speaker: Kelli Connolly, BS, CGRS-Lutheran SeniorLife VNA, Western PA. There is no charge and anyone is welcome to attend. Call 724-545-9464 to make a reservation.

 

FALL HARVEST COLLECTION

Please bring your Food Bank items and place on the tables in front of the sanctuary (the tables will be in place on Tuesday) so we can share our fall harvest with others. The food bank especially needs canned goods, tuna and peanut butter. November food bank pick-up date is Tuesday, November 20th.

NOVEMBER MISSIONS PROJECT

          Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes will be our missions project in November. On October 28th, these boxes will be ready for you on the altar rail. Be sure to get the boy/girl label, a prayer card, and how to pack the box. No toothpaste or candy will be accepted.

          NOTE: the first many boxes will be 2017 boxes which need a $7 check inside. The latter boxes are 2018 boxes and require a $9 check. Make checks payable to “Samaritan’s Purse” a memo “Operation Christmas Child.”

          All completed boxes will start to be taken to collection site on November 12-17. Last day to bring box in is Sunday, November 18th—NO EXCEPTIONS.

POPCORN SALE

          Order forms for our sale of Double Good Popcorn are here. This year we are using he profits to support Rainbow Road.

          All your favorite flavors are here in snack bags, jars, value bags, and even a two gallon tin. The sale ends on Sunday, November 25th. The popcorn will be here before Christmas so you can shop early.

          If you are interested, please see Linda Scaife. WE ASK FOR YOUR PAYMENT WITH YOUR ORDER. PLEASEMAKE CHECKS OUT TO LINDA SCAIFE.   Thank you for your support.       Linda

 

COMMUNITY ADVENT SUPPERS

The Ford City Ministerium is planning to hold their Community Advent Suppers again this December 3, 10 & 17th at 6:00 PM at the Ford Memorial United Methodist Church in Ford City. There will be a covered dish meal followed by a brief devotional message. All are welcome to attend.   Call 724-763-1540.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

MANORVILLE UMC

Wednesday, November 14th—Casual Church at Manorville UMC-- 6:00 PM.  Enjoy some hearty homemade soups and desserts, sing some traditional and contemporary praise songs and make some fall crafts with friends. Yu might even win a prize if you can solve a challenging puzzle. 

 

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

Thursdays-Soup & Sandwich dinner 4:00-6:00 PM Free-will accept donations.

Food Bank and Care & Share Shop- 2nd & last Thursday 10:00-1:30 PM.

November 13th-Pancake dinner from 11:00-1:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM. will also be a silent auction and a bake sale.

Thursday, November 22nd-Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 12:00-1:00 PM. reservations requested but not required, November 7-14th from 12:00-5:00 PM 724-664-7509.

Saturday, November 24th-Live nativity from 5:00-7:00 PM.

 

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. 

 

8TH ANNUAL SING-ALONG CONCERT

Calvary United Methodist Church presents Handel’s Messiah. Two performances Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 PM. Tickets available now-CalvaryPgh.com. Tickets $18.00 General--$12.00 students and Seniors. Free admission to Children 12 and under, Military & Veterans. Family friendly and handicapped accessible.

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

   

 TODAY, November 11th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

MONDAY, November 12th

8:00 AM Girl Scouts-CC

7:00 PM Nurture, Outreach & Witness

 

TUESDAY, November 13th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

6:30 PM Prayer Time

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, November 14th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

 

 THURSDAY, November 15th

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

FRIDAY, November 16th

5:00 PM Mary Jo Lipski-CC

 

SATURDAY, November 17th

8:00-5:00 PM Mary Jo Lipski-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, November 18th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

7:00 PM Community Thanksgiving

             Service-St. Luke’s UCC

                                                                                       

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to thank God for our service men and women, given by Gary & Robin Altman

 

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski

Worship Sound System:                     John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                Sue Hankey 

Bell Ringer:                                        Chelsea Beers