First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Sep 09

September 9, 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           “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing”              No. 57

 

Presentation of third grade Bibles and Sunday School attendance awards

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

Call to Worship     Psalm 125     Read in Unison

Those who trust in the lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous might not stretch out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts. But those who turn aside to their own crooked ways the Lord will lead away with evildoers. Peace be upon Israel!

 

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                               He Touched Me”                                   No. 367

 

Scripture Reading                        Mark 7:24-37        (N.T. p. 42)              

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         “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”                     No. 526

 

*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.

 

CHARGE SPRC MEETING

The charge SPRC meeting for Wednesday, September 11th has been cancelled  and rescheduled for Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM at Manorville UMC.

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

If your birthdays and wedding anniversary are not included in our newsletter and you would like it to be, see Audrey or put it on your connect card.  Your church family would love to celebrate with you.

 

SEPTEMBER SIFT LUNCHEON

September SIFT Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 20th at noon. The program will be “Iceland Travelogue” by Mike Bowser. And the menu will be Ham Barbeque, Mac & Cheese, Watermelon, Dill pickles, Cookies. Reservations are due by Monday, September 17th at noon.

 

 

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH

 NEW MISSION EMPHASIS

 The SEPTEMBER MISSION focus will be in 2 parts:

*Part 1-Our church family will collect the 3 remaining items for the UMCOR hygience Kits:

          1. Bath-sized soap- Not Ivory or Jergens due to moisture amounts. Do not remove the soap bar from the original packaging. Must be at least 3oz or larger.

          2. Combs- must have at least 6”of teeth. No pocket combs or hair picks.

          3. Toenail or Fingernail Clippers-Do not remove from original packaging.

          These hygience items will join the 5 items we collected last month and be taken to the Eastbrook Mission Barn in New Castle. These will be assembled into kits by volunteers and sent out to persons in need.

*Part 2-Nearly 20 volunteers from our church family will participate in the Rise Against Hunger project on Saturday, September 22 at the Vandergrift UMC. We still have a few more openings, so if you are interested, contact Janet McKelvey. Our church family has contributed $1150.00 to this event. Six neighboring churches will share their money and participate to make this effective project a success.

          Our COMMUNITY FOOD BANK continues to pick up our contributions of boxed food, peanut butter and canned goods every month. Remember to bring your items in for this great need. FOOD BANK conainers are at each church doorway.

                             Many thanks from your Mission Team! God Bless!

                             Janet McKelvey, Kathy Piechowicz and Meaghan Volek

                                                                           

RAINBOW ROAD PRESCHOOL

 We are glad to welcome Diane Thomas and Shari Schrecengost as our new teachers starting this fall.  We will begin classes Sept 11th.  Rainbow Road is seeking some donations such as tissues, hand sanitizer (any size), garbage bags (13 gal) and paper towels (we prefer select-a-size but any paper towels will work).  You may place any donations in a box provided in the Library Room.  Thank you in advance for your donations.  As always, we appreciate the support of our church for our program!                            Diane, Shari and Kim

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

MANORVILLE UMC

          Everyone is invited to come to Casual Church at Manorville UMC on the second Wednesday of each Month at 6:00 PM. Free food, fun, music and Christian learning and fellowship! There will be plenty to do and enjoy for young and old alike. Please come! For more information call Sandy McKee at 724-763-9494. 

          Wednesday, September 12th Speaker/musician-to be announced.

Meal- Pizza, vegetables, assorted desserts.

 

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.

 

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. Our next meeting will be September 10, 2018. Please come join us!

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, September 9th

RALLY DAY

9:30 AM Continental Breakfast-CC

10:00 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

MONDAY, September10th

7:00 PM Nurture, Outreach, Witness

 

TUESDAY, September11th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

6:30 PM Prayer Time

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, September 12th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, September 13th

7:00 PM Friday Night Circle-CC

 

SATURDAY, September 14th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, September 15th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship      

 

 

 

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

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                     Dave Yanoschick

Acolyte:                                              Dane Dimond

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                Sarah Heckert 

Bell Ringer:                                        Caden King