First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Sep 16

September 16, 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                         “How Great Thou Art”                     No. 77

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Psalm 19:7-10, 14  Read Responsively

Leader: The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.

People: the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple;

Leader: The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;

People: the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes;

Leader: the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever;

People: the ordinances of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Leader: More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;

People: sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.

Leader: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable, to you.

People: O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

 

*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                  “Sunday Mornin”              Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

*Hymn                           I Can Hear My Savior Calling”                     No. 338

Scripture Reading                        Proverbs 1:20-33        (O.T. p. 584)              

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            “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”                     No. 89

 

*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.

 

MOVIE

September 24th we will be showing the movie “Case For Christ” at 7:00PM.

For more information, see Brad Hellein.

 

NEW MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES ARE AT EACH DOOR AND IN THE OFFICE

 

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.

 

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

 

YOUTH FUNDRAISER

The youth are selling 25% off shopping passes for Boscov’s. The shopping pass is good on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM- 11:00 PM.  the shopping pass is $5.00 each which includes free refreshments and to register to win prizes. For more information see Melissa Flanders or Abby Yankasky.

 

 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!

 

 

 OKTOBERFEST

Area Community Churches are sponsoring an OKTOBERFEST. It will be held on September 29, 2018 at 11st, Ford City, PA from noon to 4 PM. Opening Ceremony will take place at noon, buffet dinner (German Food Plus), activities for children of all ages, and more. Proceeds will go towards disaster relief. Suggested donation, $5.00 per adult.

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

TODAY, September 16th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, September17th

8:00-5:00 PM One-on-ones

6:30 PM Finance

7:00 PM Church Council

 

TUESDAY, September18th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 October Newsletter Deadline

 

WEDNESDAY, September 19th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

 

THURSDAY, September 20th

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, September 22nd

9:00-12:00 PM Rise Against Hunger-

         Vandergrift UMC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, September 23rd

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  Nick Snow for his birthday, given by Alice & Jim Ternent

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                     John Yankasky

Acolyte:                                              Joey Kachur

Welcome Center:                                Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                                Sarah Heckert 

Bell Ringer:                                        Jocelyn King