First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Oct 14

October 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: 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 through 6th grade are dismissed for Children’s Church)  

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship          Hebrews 4:14-16        In Unison

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

*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                    “Great Is The Lord”                           Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                           Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult”                 No. 398

 

Scripture Reading                      Mark 10:17-31         (N.T. p. 46)                                                 

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             “O Jesus, I Have Promised”                    No. 396

 

*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.

 

We extend our Christian compassion and concern to the family of Jane Flick. Jane passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018. She took care of the babies in the nursery for 45 years.

 

THANK YOU

A big thank you to Cindy Volek, Karen Scaife, Janet McKelvey and Kathy Coleman for filling in for me last week while I was on vacation. Audrey

 

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE 2018

We have November 4, 11 and 25th and December 2nd available for altar flowers. The cost is $25.00. Please let Audrey know if you are interested in one of these dates. Thank you

 

NEW MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES ARE AT EACH DOOR AND IN THE OFFICE (If you have already picked up a directory, there is a change of zip code for Dan & Carol Wolfe. The zip should be 15044.)

TRUNK OR TREAT

The Fellowship Committee is planning a Trunk-or-Treat for:          WHEN: Saturday, October 27th

                   WHERE: Covenant Center Lot 

                   TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM

Please dress as your favorite super hero, favorite princess or prince, or favorite animal or favorite robotic… We can’t wait to see many different and unique costumes.

(Please no witches or devils)   We will need volunteers for their trunks (We will love to see how you decorate them up) and candy donations. Watch your bulletin for more information.

 

 

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.

 

OCTOBER MISSION FOCUS

Our October Mission Focus will be to replenish church funds for CAMPERSHIPS. These camperships will enable more of our members, especially our younger ones, to participate in summer camps. These camps are quite expensive (average costs are between $400-$600!) Prayerfully consider giving generously so more of our church family will experience God in an awesome way.  Your giving will make a difference in their hearts and souls forever. God Bless.                                                                 

 

OCTOBER SIFT LUNCHEON

The October SIFT Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 18th at noon in the Covenant Center. The program will be Special Olympics by Nicole Ramer. The menu is Vegetable soup, grilled cheese, relish plate, gingerbread. Reservations are due by Monday, October 15th at noon.

 

 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS DAY-FAMIY CELEBRATION NIGHT

Monday, October 22nd Lenape Vo-Tech will host the Community Awareness Day-Family Celebration Night from 4:30-7:00 PM in the gymnasium. The event will include free entertainment, crafts, games, and refreshments for children, teens, and families. All activities are provided at no charge.

 

 

November newsletter deadline is Tuesday, October 16th

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

MANORVILLE UMC

 Wednesday, November 14th—Casual Church at Manorville UMC on the second Wednesday of each Month at 6:00 PM.  For more information call Sandy McKee at 724-763-9494. 

 

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. 

Spaghetti Dinner-Saturday, October 27th from 4:00-6:00 PM eat in or take out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

 

 TODAY, October 14th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43

 

MONDAY, October 15th

6:30 PM Finance

 

TUESDAY, October 16th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

6:00 PM Nomination & Lay Leader-CC

7:00 PM Charge Conference-CC

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-Church

November Newsletter Deadline

 

WEDNESDAY, October 17th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, October 18th

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, October 20th

2:00 PM Betty Mast Memorial Service-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, October 21st

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 our parents, Bob & Jean Schaeffer, given by Sue & Rob Hankey; Audrey & Bernie Green; Patty Heasley; Bill & Melissa Schaeffer and Brian & Catherine Schaeffer

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Mark Ferguson

Worship Sound System:                     Gabe Smith

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski & Emily Corbin

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                   

Bell Ringer:                                        Dane Dimond