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Bulletin - Dec 16

December 16, 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                   “In The Bleak Midwinter”                     No. 221

 

Children’s Choir                            “Jingle Bells”

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Lighting the Candle of Joy   Read Responsively

Leader: We light this candle as a symbol of the joy to be found in your kingdom on earth.

People: For the Lord elevates the lowly, releases the captive, and brings sight to the blind. We rejoice in his justice and mercy, faithful for all generations. 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                          “Adore”                   Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                    Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”                            No. 203

 

Scripture Reading                      Luke 1:26-38        (N.T. p. 1)                                                 

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                    “Emmanuel” (twice)                              No. 204

 

*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.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE USHERS

If you would like to usher at the 7:00 PM Christmas Eve service, please see Donna Lazan.

 

DECEMBER MISSIONS

A “Warm-Up” Tree will hold our gifts of socks, gloves, mittens and hats (ages from babies-adults). These will be given, with love, to persons in need through  The Salvation Army. Think Love & Warmth!

 

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.

 

DECEMBER SIFT LUNCHEON

The luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 20th at noon in the Covenant Center. The program will be healing gardens by Patty Bruno, Patty Goldman, Master Gardeners. The Menu will be announced. Everyone attending is asked to bring cookies to share for dessert. Reservations due by Monday, December 17th.

 

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PLAY

Children of all ages are invited to join us for the annual children’s Christmas play. Practice will be 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 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

          We will be taking a break from Casual Church in January and February due to unpredictable weather. We hope to be back in March with new and exciting evenings.

Watch Night at Manorville-On New Year’s Eve, December 31st, we are sponsoring a Watch Night meal and movie beginning with pizza and salad supper at 6:00 PM. Then…fresh popped popcorn for watching a “family” friendly movie. And maybe some ice cream thrown in there for good measure! Please register if you plan to attend by calling the church office at 724-763-1254 or 724-525-5115 (Lu). All are invited from the Charge. Let’s party the “OLD” year out with good food & good fellowship in a Christian setting. Everyone can be home before the “New Year” revilers are out on the roads.

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR              

 

TODAY, December 16th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

IHN-CC

 

MONDAY, December 17th

6:30 PM Finance

Newsletter

 

TUESDAY, December 18th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

  

WEDNESDAY, December 19th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, December 20th

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

 SATURDAY, December 22nd

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, December 23rd

Children’s Christmas Play

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

 

 

MONDAY, December 24th

7:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight

            Service

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in memory of family members, given by Ralph Scaife family

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                     Tim Scaife

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski

Welcome Center:                                Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                                Lynn Haught 

Bell Ringer:                                        Evva Yanoschick