First United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

bulletin - July 22


Opening Prayer                  


Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell


Welcome and Announcements


*Opening Hymn               “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”                       No. 277


Call to Worship     Psalm 23      In Unison

       The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff-they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.


Gloria Patri                                            No. 70


Baptism                  Kenneth James Elwood

       Congregation Response No. 40 and 41


Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)


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


*Hymn-                     Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”                       No. 381


Scripture Reading                        Mark 6:30-34, 53-56             (O.T. p. 41)

L: This is the Word of God, for the people of God,

P: Thanks be to God.


God’s Word for Us



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-                   “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                      No. 140


*Altar rail is open for prayer during the closing hymn.



*Please stand in spirit or in body

Ask an usher for a large print hymnal or bible or personal hearing device.


We celebrate the Baptism of Kenneth James Elwood. Kenneth was born October 20, 2017 to Erin and Kenneth Elwood.



Time to sign-up for summer camp! Summer camp brochures from Jumonville, Wesley Woods and Camp Allegheny are at each door. The church will pay for full tuition the first year of camp and 50% for the years after that.



Once again, our Art Show will need volunteers to “Show Sit” during the Folk Festival. “What Do I Do If…?” instructions will be right at the art show table. This is a good way to help, to meet and to greet people, and to “SIT DOWN ON THE JOB”! Two people are needed at a time. Sign up yourself and a friend! Contact Melissa Flanders 724-859-2607. Thank you



Soup & Sandwich dinner 4:00-6:00 PM every Thursday. Free, will accept donations.

Food Bank and Care & Share Shop- 2nd & last Thursday 10:00-1:30 PM.


          The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival is THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH. As we have for many years, we will be operating our food booth where we sell fish sloppy joe and kielbasa sandwiches along with sizzle dogs, curly fires, macaroni & cheese and of course pie. Like everything else, this doesn’t just happen…it takes time and work from many people to make it happen and keep it running smoothly. We need help to set up and tear down the booth, to work in the booth taking orders, putting together the sandwiches, emptying trash cans, cleaning tables and frying fish and fries. In addition there are buns to cut and clean up each day of the festival. We have made an effort to simplify working in the booth as much as possible. The items will be in takeout containers, as many items as possible have even dollar amounts, and there are many fewer listings on the order sheet as we have limited it to the individual items we sell. If you have been hesitant to help before, we hope this will encourage you to give a shift a try.  See bulletin insert or…

          June Pollard will be scheduling pies (724-543-4920) and Melissa Flanders will be scheduling workers including those needed for the Art Show. (724-859-2607) Scheduling pies and workers is a very difficult job. Please let June and Melissa know how you can help to make their job as easy as possible. Thank you.                                                  Tim Scaife-Activities Committee Chairman



Our church will participate in RISE AGAINST HUNGER, on Saturday, September 22nd 9:00-noon at the Vandergrift UMC. We are looking for 15-20 assembly line participants, ages 8 and up. (So far we have 6 people signed up!) Another way to contribute to this very important mission project is to give financially. Our goal is $1100, and so far we have a little over $700. So think about helping this goal be reached. We also ask for your prayers that this mission event be successful, for the organizers to be energized, and for the thousands of people who will be fed. God Bless.



TODAY, July 22nd

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship


MONDAY, July 23rd



TUESDAY, July 24th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC














































WEDNESDAY, July 25th

3:45 PM ARC Manor


SATURDAY, July 28th

9:00 AM Set up for Festival

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church


SUNDAY, July 29th

9:30 AM Sunday School-Jim’s

11:00 AM Worship

12:30 PM Art Show Pictures In-CC
























            Kittanning Care                         Sally Felton


THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in loving memory of family members, given by Carolyn Gallaher


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

Usher Team:                                       Asbury/Mary Jo Lipski

Worship Sound System:                     John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                              Dane Dimond

Welcome Center:                                Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                                Dan Wolfe  

Bell Ringer:                                         Evva Yanoschick