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Bulletin - Dec 2

December 2, 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                   “Take Time to Be Holy”                        No. 395

 

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

(Children of all ages are dismissed to practice the Christmas play)

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Lighting the Candle of Hope   Read Responsively

Leader: We light this candle as a symbol of the hope we have in the promise of the Lord’s coming.

People: For the Lord will fulfill his promise to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. A righteous Branch will spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. Come, Lord Jesus, come!

 

*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         “New King A’Comin”         Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                    Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”                     No. 216

 

Scripture Reading                      Luke 1:5-17         (N.T. p. 56)                                                 

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

People: Thanks be to God.

 

God’s Word for Us

Service of Word and Table

 

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                “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”       No. 213

 

*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.

 

The white Christmas tree in the ramp entry is given in memory of Suzanne Johns by husband, Harry Johns.

 

2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES

Your 2019 offering envelopes are available in the vestibule. If there is not a box for you, please see Melissa Flanders to have one made up for you.

 

JANUARY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE--TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH

 

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PLAY

Children of all ages are invited to join us for the annual children’s Christmas play. Practice begins on Sunday, December 2nd during Children’s Church time. Speaking and non-speaking parts available. See you all there!

 

COMMUNITY ADVENT SUPPERS

The Ford City Ministerium is planning to hold their Community Advent Suppers again this December 3, 10 & 17th at 6:00 PM at the Ford Memorial United Methodist Church in Ford City. There will be a covered dish meal followed by a brief devotional message. All are welcome to attend. Call 724-763-1540.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

MANORVILLE UMC

Wednesday, December 12th—Casual Church at Manorville UMC-- 6:00 PM.  Enjoy some hearty homemade soups and holiday desserts. Play some holiday games, then enjoy the beautiful vocals of Bob Croyle and Layla. If you’re not in the Christmas spirit by then, this should do it.

 

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. 

  

8TH ANNUAL SING-ALONG CONCERT

Calvary United Methodist Church presents Handel’s Messiah.  Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 PM. Tickets available now-CalvaryPgh.com. Tickets $18.00 General--$12.00 students and Seniors. Free admission to Children 12 and under, Military & Veterans. Family friendly and handicapped accessible.

 

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Manorville UMC and St. John's Lutheran Church of Ford City are sharing a Christmas Open House on Dec. 9th from 2-5pm at each of their churches. Manorville will have a nativity display downstairs. St. John's will have a Chrismon display. Light refreshments will be available at each church. Come out and share the excitement as we await the coming of our Lord.

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR              

 

TODAY, December 2nd

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

12:00 PM Advent Event

 

MONDAY, December 3rd

CC Clean Team

 

TUESDAY, December 4th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, December 5th

10:00 AM Clergy Communities-Library

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, December 6th

 7:00 PM Ladies Christmas Dinner

 

FRIDAY, December 7th

6:30 PM Suzy & Byron Christmas

                Concert

 

 SATURDAY, December 8th

9:00-8:00 PM Kelly Stover-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY, December 9th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

IHN-CC

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in honor of Joe Bowser’s 80th birthday, given by Bonnie Bowser, Kimberly, John, Abby & Ashley Yankasky

 

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Mark Ferguson & Communion

Worship Sound System:                     Bill Lemons

Acolyte:                                              Joey Kachur

Welcome Center:                                Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                Mert Hellein 

Bell Ringer:                                        Ashley Yankasky