First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Sep 29

September 29, 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              “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”               No. 110

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship         Psalm 91:1-2, 11-16 Read Responsively

Leader: Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord,

People: “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”

Leader: For the Lord will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence and will cover you with his pinions;

People: under the Lord’s wings you will find refuge, God’s faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Leader: For God will give his angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways.

People: They will bear you up on their hands lest you dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

Leader: Because they cleave to me in love, I will deliver them,

People: I will protect them, because they know my name.

Leader: When they call to me, I will answer them, I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.

People: I will satisfy them with long life and show them my salvation.

 

 

 

*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                  “Bow The Knee”                Adult Choir

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                              Are Ye Able”                                      No. 530

 

Scripture Reading            Luke 16:19-31                    (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                “Nearer, My God, to Thee”                    No. 528

 

*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.

We express out Christian concern and compassion to the family of Rev. Robert (Bob) Lash. Rev. Lash passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was our pastor from 1963-1969. He was the father to Kathy Lash Fuller and Rita Lash.

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE

The September Financial Update is available in the Church office for all interested.

 

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.

 

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

 

MEN’S MISSION OPPORTUNITY

Gary Howgg has been involved with a group of men in bringing Bible studies to the male inmates for many years now.  They are in need of a few men to join their efforts.  Please consider joining this group who seek to instill the word of God into the hearts of those who need life transformation.  Please see Gary Howgg for more information in how to become a part of this ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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 Michael Coats. 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 29th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

  

MONDAY, September 30th

 

TUESDAY, October 1st

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, October 2nd

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Worship Team

 

THURSDAY, October 3rd

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, October 5th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  October 6th

World Communion Sunday

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of Jim & Eileen Hodgson, given by the family

 

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

Usher Team:                                                                  Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                                                John Yankasky

Acolyte:                                                                    Chelsea Beers

Welcome Center:                                                       Mary Jo Lipski

Scripture Reader:                                                      Bonnie Ferguson

Bell Ringer:                                                              Nash Wolfe 

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

 

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