First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Sep 22

September 22, 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              “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”                      No. 361

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship         1 Timothy 2:1-6     Read in Unison

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all.

 

*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          “The Closer I Get to Heaven”                Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                              He Touched Me”                                      No. 367

 

Scripture Reading            Luke 16:1-13                    (N.T. p. 79)

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                              “Freely, Freely”                    No. 389

 

*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

 

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? - Contact: Janet (724) 543-5855, Meaghan (724) 664-7554, or

Kathy (724) 965-6456

 

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 the Gospel Truth. 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, September 22nd

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

  

MONDAY, September 23rd

 7:00 PM Rainbow Road Board

October Newsletter

 

TUESDAY, September 24th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, September 25th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, September 26th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

SATURDAY, September 28th

10:00-2:00 PM Jodie-CC

             Encounter with Christ

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  September 29th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in honor of Jenny Hellein & Becky McKinney’s birthday, given by Jenny Hellein

 

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

Usher Team:                                                                  Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                                                John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                                                    Evva Yanoschick

Welcome Center:                                                       Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                                                      Sue Hankey

Bell Ringer:                                                              Wyatt Green 

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

 

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