First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - Jan 14

January 14, 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: Pastor Wade Berkey

 ACCOMPANIST: Emily King

ADULT CHOIR DIRECTOR: Emily King

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 PM

 

 

If you are visiting for the first time today,

WELCOME!

            We are so glad that you are here! Should you need any kind of assistance during the service, please contact one of the ushers or the attendant at the Welcome Center. We would love to answer any questions that you may have. Please be sure and complete the Connect Card (a bulletin insert) and place it in the offering plate later in the service. You can check us out at www.firstchurchkittanning.com or on our Facebook page to find out more information about us.

            Our prayer is that you have felt welcomed today and that your week will be blessed.

 

We Gather Together and Praise God

Music to prepare us for worship!

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Call to Worship (John 1)

Jesus calls to us:

          “Follow me.”

We have questions:

          “How do you know us? Will we be okay?”

Jesus sees us as we are.

          And through Jesus’ eyes, we see love.

 

*Opening Hymns:        “Praise to the Lore, the Almighty”                      No. 139

                                        “Open My Eyes, That I May See”                      No. 454

                                                                                                   

 *Opening Prayer (1 Samuel 3, Psalm 139, John 1) 

Creator God, you know us better than we can know ourselves. You understand our thoughts, our desires, our joys, and our struggles. You call to us, inviting us to listen to your word. You speak your word, calling us into a deeper relationship with you. Open our hearts, that we may hear you clearly. Strengthen our spirit, that we may have the courage to answer your call. Be present in this time of worship and draw us closer to you. Amen.

 

We Hear  God’s Word

First Reading:                        Colossians 1:13-14             (N.T. p. 200)

Scripture Reading:                  Ephesians 1:3-6             (N.T. p. 192)

The Children’s Message (all children through elementary are invited)

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

 

 The Sermon

We Respond to God’s Word

Morning Anthem:            “Sing We Alleluia”                  Adult Choir    

Praying Together

Silent Prayer/Altar Time/Pastoral Prayer

Invitation to the Offering (Psalm 29)

In this place of worship, let everyone shout to our God, “Glory.” In this body of Christ, let everyone offer thanks for being called as Christ’s disciples. In this fellowship of the Holy Spirit, let everyone give generously in response to the blessings we have received.

 

Offering Prayer

Gathering of the Offering      

*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.

 

Going Forth to Serve God

*Closing Hymns:            “I Stand Amazed in the Presence”                       No. 371

                                             “To God Be the Glory”                              No. 98                                                                              

The Blessing/Sending Forth

Music to send us forth for God’s purpose! 

*Congregation stands if able.

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

 

We extend our Christian Compassion and concern to Mary Jane Luke and her family on the death of her husband, Sam. Sam passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. He was the father to David Luke and Dennis (Debbie) Luke. Sam was one of the original members of our 3R’s group. He will be missed.

Our Mission…

is to know Jesus and to make Jesus known.

 

Our Vision…

is to be the church that displays the love of Christ and connects with people of all walks of life through worshiping, growing, and serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE—TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH

 

LENTEN DEVOTIONALS

Lenten Devotionals are due in the office no later than Wednesday, January 24th.  Please honor this deadline. Thank you.

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE

          March 11th            April 8th & 29th                 May 13th

          June 17th              November 4th & 25th         December 16th

If you would like any of these dates, Please let Audrey know or mark your connect card with the date/s you would like. The flowers are $25.00 for an arrangement.

 

SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING

Mature Driver Improvement Course will be offered at the Covenant Center next year. The next class will be January 25, 2018 from 12:00-4:00 PM. For more information, there are posters on each bulletin board and reservation slips at each door. Tuition is only $16. There will also be a class in May, July and November.

 

NURSERY

Remember our nursery (with parent paging system) is available to all children thru 4 years during Sunday School and Worship.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

The First United Methodist Church Library is NEVER CLOSED! Please feel free to visit our library anytime you are in our church.

 

 FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, January 14th

  9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

MONDAY, January 15th

6:30 PM Finance

7:00 PN Church Council

 

TUESDAY, January 16th

8:30 AM 3R’s

9:30 AM Rev. Stains-CC

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

Newsletter Deadline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, January 17th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, January 18th

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, January 20th

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY, January 21st

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe 

Worship Sound System:                     Tim Scaife

Acolyte:                                              Joey Kachur  

Welcome Center:                                Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                Sue Hankey

Bell Ringer:                                        Joey Kachur

Children’s Church:                             Carolyn Gallaher

 

JANUARY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE—TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH