First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Jan 13

January 13, 2019









PASTOR: Deb Kociban


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






Opening Prayer


Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell


Welcome and Announcements


*Opening Hymn                       “Holy, Holy, Holy”                          No. 64


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

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


*Call to Worship     Psalm 29:1-4, 10-11 Read Responsively

Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength

People: Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor.

Leader: The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, upon many waters.

People: The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Leader: The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as Ruler forever.

People: May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!


*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.


Baptism of Emersyn Jane McGregor

Emersyn was born September 14, 2018. She is the daughter of Kayla & Joe McGregor and the granddaughter of Kim & Barry Rush.

Morning Anthem                “A Christmas Prayer”              Adult Choir


Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

*Hymn                    God the Sparrow, God of the Whale”                No. 122


Scripture Reading                      Isaiah 43:1-7       (N.T. p. 2)                                                 

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

People: 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                        “Spirit Song”                                     No. 347


*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 extend our Christian concern and compassion to:

~ JoAnne Sarachine and her family on the death of her husband, Donald Sarachine. Donald passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was the father of Michael (Kim) Sarachine, Cherie (Joe) Sacco, Candy (Alan) Decock, Susan (Allan) Generotti and Greg (Joanne) Sarachine. He was the grandfather to Nick (Christina) Sarachine, Mari Jo (Matt) Klingensmith, Philip Sarachine, Michelle (Matt) Lutz, Andrew Sacco, Chris (Louise) Decock, Drew (Dan) Zerick, Anthony (Samantha) Generotti, Jonathan Generotti, Alayna Generotti, Dom Sarachine, Jacob Sarachine and Gio Sarachine. He will be missed.

~The family of Mabel Colligan. Mabel passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019



      January 28th at Manorville at 7:00 PM:  Informational meeting about the plans being put forth from our Bishops' Commission on the Way Forward.  I urge us all to be in prayer and to be informed as to the decisions being made at the Special Session of the General Conference on Feb. 23-26th.  Their decision will affect every local church and their direction for the future of our denomination.



The following dates are still open for altar flowers for 2019. If you would like one or more, please indicate on your connect card or see Audrey Green. I will call you the week before to remind you. The flowers are $25.00 a week.

          May 12                          June 30                 August 11, 18                November 3, 10, 24         December 1






It is time once again to begin to think about our next Lenten Devotional! We need 40 plus devotions for our 11th edition of this inspirational daily guide for Lent, 2019. Let God lead you as you say “YES” to contributing to this worth-while ministry. All devotions need to be received in the church office no later than February 11th. You can mail, hand deliver or email your devotional. Any questions, contact Sarah Heckert 724-543-1083 or

God  Bless



Our church family will contribute money to purchase a water buffalo from Heifer International. This purchas will be tremendously helpful to a family in need. Water Buffaloes provide draft power for planting rice and potatoes, milk for protein and manure for fertilizer and fuel. Farmers can plant 4x more with a buffalo than by hand-generating added income to use for other necessities. May God bless you as you give to our missions in January.



Thank you to Bonnie & Joe Bowser, Herb Coggon, Audrey Green, Joe Heckert, Valerie Kachur, George Kociban, Janet McKelvey, Jim Scaife, Karen Scaife,  Pam Scaife and Merissa Smith for helping take down the Christmas decorations in the Church on Tuesday.  Many hands make light work.




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.



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. 





TODAY, January 13th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC


MONDAY, January 14th

7:00 PM Nurture, Outreach, Witness


TUESDAY, January 15th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

WEDNESDAY, January 16th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Rainbow Road Board


THURSDAY, January 17th

12:00 PM SIFT-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters


 SATURDAY, January 19

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY, January 20th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship




THE FLOWERS on the organ are given to the Glory of God in honor of Emersyn Jane McGregor’s baptism, given by the family  


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

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Melissa Flanders

Worship Sound System:                     Tim King

Acolyte:                                              Isaac Zielinski

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                Natalie Green 

Bell Ringer:                                        Jocelyn King