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

Bulletin - Sep 08

September 8, 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      Abby Yankasky, Bill Lemons, Emily King and John Yankasky

 

Opening Prayer

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn              “Spirit of the Living God” Sing Twice      No. 393

 

Presentation of Third Grade Bibles and Sunday School attendance awards.

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship         Psalm 139:1-6 in Unison

O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.

 

*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.

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                             Precious Name”                                    No. 536

 

Scripture Reading            Luke 14:25-33                    (N.T. p. 78)

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              “Happy the Home When God Is There”       No. 445

 

*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.

 

 

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

 

 

SEPTEMBER MISSION

Our church family will host RISE AGAINST HUNGER on September 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM-Noon, in the Covenant Center. 

Thank you for your servant hearts.                           Meaghan, Kathy & Janet

 

SEPTEMBER SIFT LUNCHEON

Thursday, September 19, 2019  Covenant Center

MENU: Ham Bar-B-Q, Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Chips, Watermelon, Pickles, Relish & Pie

PROGRAM: “Are You Ready to Meet Your Maker?” Story of the Titanic told by Captain Edward J. Smith as portrayed by Walter Marr.

RESERVATIONS DUE BY Monday, September 16th

 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Children and Youth Sunday School  9:30-10:30 starting September 8th

Hi everyone, summer is nearing an end and it’s time to start thinking about fall, school and most importantly SUNDAY SCHOOL. We’ll all meet together in the Covenant Center at 9:30 for a light Continental breakfast and then head to our classes.  There is a place for everyone to learn and have fun.   Bring your family and friends!

Elementary – Upstairs in the Church

·        Ages 3 thru K with Sue Hankey – We’ll start with Bible Basics at the beginning of the Bible with CREATION and NOAH, getting an introduction to the Bible and have a good time with some games, crafts and fun.

·        Grades 1 & 2 with Audrey Green – Also starting with the Old Testament stories of Creation and Noah and starting to learn how to use a Bible in addition to a lot of fun and activities.

·        Grades 3rd-6th with Kelly Hoffman – Continue with the Deep Blue Curriculum from last year, videos, games and lots of hands-on Bible usage.  The lessons this year are “Loving God, Loving Neighbor”.

Youth (Grades 7-12) - Church Basement – led by Melissa Flanders

Adults – Covenant Center – led by Brad Hellein

Nursery – Ages 2 and under.  Available during Sunday School and Worship.

 

 

IT’S TIME FOR CHOIR TO START BACK UP!

Please come join us on Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM in the Library room starting on September 4th. We would love to grow the choir this year, but that means we need you! Contact Emily King at 724-664-0098 with any questions.

 

 

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

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, September 11th at 6:00 PM

Message and music by Bruce Smith. Free pizza, veggies, dessert and drinks.

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

United Methodist Women- Monday, September 9th at 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, September 8th

9:30 AM Continental Breakfast-CC

10:00 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Luncheon-Library

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

  

MONDAY, September 9th

 9:00-5:00 PM One on One’s

6:30 PM Trustees

7:00 PM Nurture, Outreach & Witness Team

 

TUESDAY, September 10th

Rainbow Road Open Day

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, September 11th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, September 12th

Rainbow Road First Day

12:00 PM Seniors for Safe Drivers-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, September 14th

12:00-7:00 PM Stacy Troup-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  September 15th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Art Show Committee

October Newsletter Deadline

 

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in memory of father and grandfather, Mel Dalzell, given by Cindy, Tim and Meaghan Volek

 

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

Usher Team:                                                                  Oxford/Mark Ferguson

Worship Sound System:                                                John Yankasky

Acolyte:                                                                    Hallie Hoffman

Welcome Center:                                                       Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                                      Merissa Smith

Bell Ringer:                                                              Evva Yanoschick 

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

 

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