First United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - Oct 20

October 20, 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

 

Opening Prayer

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn              “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”               No. 526

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition

I am no longer my own, but thine.

Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.

Put me to doing, put me to suffering.

Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,

Exalted for thee or brought low for thee.

Let me be full, let me be empty.

Let me have all things, let me have nothing.

I freely and heartily yield all things

To thy pleasure and disposal.

And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.

And the covenant which I have made on earth,

Let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

 

*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       “Down to the Water to Pray”                Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

*Hymn                         “Kum Ba Yah, My Lord”                             No. 494                    

 

Scripture Reading            Luke 18:1-8                    (N.T. p. 81)

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                    “Sweet Hour of Prayer”                    No. 496

 

*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.

 

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

On Sunday, November 3rd, we celebrate All Saints Day. You are encouraged to place on the altar your pictures of the saints in your life who have taught you faith in Christ. You may remember those who are with the Lord or honor those who are currently in your life by placing their picture on the tables behind the altar.

TURKEY DINNER

Our annual Turkey Dinner will be Friday, November 8th from 4:30 – 6:00.  Adult meal including pie is $9.00.  Child’s meal ages 4 – 12 is $4.00.  If you can bake pies, please call June Pollard (724-543-4920). Any donations toward buying turkeys can be marked “turkey dinner” and placed in the offering plate.

Half of the profits will be sent to House of the Carpenter.

 

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

 

TRUNK-OR-TREAT

Trunk-or-treat will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Covenant Center parking lot. Come dressed in your favorite costume for a fun filled evening of all treats and no tricks. Hot dogs and S’mores on the bonfire to follow, weather permitting. Donations of hotdogs, Buns, Graham crackers, marshmallows and candy for trick or treat are needed. See insert to sign up.

 

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.

OPERATION CHRISMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH. NO LATER

(Remember to pick up the directions for your box off the railing)

 

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

 

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

 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS DAY

Monday, October 21st Holy Family Institute will be hosting the Community Awareness Day-Family Celebration Night at the Lenape Vo-Tech Gymnasium from 4:30-7:00 PM. It will include free entertainment, crafts, games and refreshments for children, teens and families. Everything is free.

 

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, November 13th at 6:00 PM

Program by Cierra Anthony. Free homemade soups, bread, crackers, desserts and drinks.

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

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

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, October 20th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

November Newsletter Deadline

 

MONDAY, October 21st

 6:30 PM Finance

 

TUESDAY, October 22nd

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM Endowment

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, October 23rd

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

THURSDAY, October 24th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

FRIDAY, October 25th

 

SATURDAY, October 26th

6:00-8:00 PM Trunk-or-Treat-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY,  October 27th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of our mother’s birthdays, Violet Pierson and Rosalie Heckert, given by Sarah & Joe Heckert

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of my very special friend Carol Gallaher on her 77th birthday October 18th, loved and missed by Butch Choncek

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Epworth/Melissa Flanders

Worship Sound System:                       Tim Scaife

Acolyte:                                                Ryan Bish

Welcome Center:                                  Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                                  Kathy Piechowicz

Bell Ringer:                                          Caden King