First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - Oct 06

October 6, 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                    “Close to Thee”                        No. 407

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship         Lamentations 3:19-26    In Unison

 The thought of my affliction and my homelessness is wormwood and gall. My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

 

*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       “All the Way My Savior Leads”                Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

Scripture Reading            Luke 17:5-10                    (N.T. p. 80)

Leader: This is the Word of God, for the people of God,

People: Thanks be to God.

 

God’s Word for Us

*Hymn             Let Us Break Bread Together” (verses 1-3)           No. 618

 

Service of Word and Table

 

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                “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                  No. 452

 

*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.

 

ARC CHARGE CONFERENCE

The ARC Charge Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM at First UMC in the sanctuary. Suzy and Byron will lead us in a time of worship before we begin the meeting. Rev. Jim Pond will meet with members of all SPRC, Nominations committees and Lay Leaders at 6:00 PM. Please plan to attend.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

The September Financial Update is available in the Church office for all interested.

 

SUNDAY SECURITY

We now live in a world where acts of terrorism are commonplace and we must consider security for our congregation. Beginning Sunday, October 6, 2019 the ramp and Vine street doors will be locked at 11:10 AM. There will be signs on these doors directing worshipers to the front door where an usher will admit you.

Thank you for adapting to our new normal.               Trustees

 

OCTOBER MISSIONS

Our charge church family will join together in an October missions project: collecting underwear for men, women, boys and girls of the House of the Carpenter, Wheeling, WVA. We have learned that often people living in poverty do not have enough money for underwear (it’s not a must), so we are going to help out. Bring in any sizes, kinds, brands, and colors of underwear…and let’s clothe those who do not have enough cloths. It’s a respectful and loving thing to do! Items will be collected on November 11th. God Bless.

 

OCTOBER SIFT LUNCHEON

Our October SIFT Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at noon in the covenant Center. The Menu will be Vegetable Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Relish Plate, Gingerbread. The Program will be Dave’s Accordion Music, Music by Dave Palezney. Reservations are due by Monday, October 14th.

 

 

MEN’S MISSION OPPORTUNITY

Gary Howgg has been involved with a group of men in bringing Bible studies to the male inmates for many years now.  They are in need of a few men to join their efforts.  Please consider joining this group who seek to instill the word of God into the hearts of those who need life transformation.  Please see Gary Howgg for more information in how to become a part of this ministry.

 

YOU’RE INVITED!!!
Please consider joining the FUMC Missions Team on a volunteer opportunity to serve dinner at Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh.
       WHEN: Saturday, October 26th,       VOLUNTEER SHIFT: 4:15-6:30 PM
       DEPART FROM COVENANT CENTER: 3:15 PM
       WHERE: 10 E North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (North Shore)
       MORE INFORMATION: https://www.lightoflife.org
INTERESTED? - Call: Janet 724-543-5855, Meaghan 724-664-7554, or Kathy 724-965-6456

 

OCTOBER FRIDAY NIGHT CIRCLE

Friday Night Circle will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Covenant Center. The Program will be Cindy McShane portrays Marie Tepe, A Vivadiere for the Union Army.

 

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

 

PET BLESSING

Pastor Deb will be doing a blessing of the pets at the Fall for Animals Festival Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 PM at the Crooked Creek Horse Park. Fall for Animals Festival is an outdoor craft and vendor show which benefits local animal rescue organization, here is a $5 parking fee with all proceeds going directly to help pets in need. All ages and leashed pets welcomed.

 

CROP WALK

Sunday, October 13th will be The Crop Walk.  It starts in Ford City Park at the gazebo and heads to the rails to trails covering around 3 miles. The Crop Walk is sponsored by Church World Service and walkers collect donations that then go oversees to provide clean water, books, animals and seeds.  All that and more is provided while 10% raised is able to stay in the communities that held the walks for their local food banks. This is a wonderful program and every year two special members of Ford Memorial Methodist Church are able to walk together through the Grace of Jesus Christ.  These women had to relearn to walk as adults after different medical issues nearly took their lives.  Bethany Frerotte is now able to walk with only the assistance of her service dog, Bridge.  So, we are asking for donations in Bridge’s name from all our charge members.  Let’s bridge the gap between our churches and be unified in Christ’s work, thank you.  

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

First and Third Thursday-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

 

MANORVILLE UMC

CASUAL CHURCH-Wednesday, October 9th at 6:00 PM

Program by Michael Coats. Free chicken and biscuit dinner with vegetables, desserts and drinks.

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

United Methodist Women- Monday, October 7th at 4:00 PM

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 TODAY, October 6th

World Communion Sunday

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

 

MONDAY, October 7th

7:30 PM Fellowship Committee

 

TUESDAY, October 8th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, October 9th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, October 10th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, October 12th

12:00-5:00 PM CHRISTStock-

      Kittanning Park

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  October 13th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

IHN-CC

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in memory of my parents Owen & Olive King, given by Norm & Donna King

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski & Communion

Worship Sound System:                       Bill Lemons

Acolyte:                                                Carlee Beers

Welcome Center:                                  Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                  Natalie Green

Bell Ringer:                                          Carlee Beers 

Children’s Church:                     Abby Yankasky, Mert Hellein, Merissa Smith                                                       

 

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