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Bulletin - Jan 20

January 20, 2019

 

 

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                  “Battle Hymn of the Republic”                   No. 717

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship     Psalm 36:7-10     In Unison

       How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life, in your light we see light. O continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your salvation to the upright of heart!

                                                                                         

*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            “You Are Precious Lord To Me”              Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                         Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                             No. 140

 

Scripture Reading                      John 2:1-11       (N.T. p. 93)                                                 

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                  “Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring”                      No. 644

 

*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.

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

      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.

 

LAY MINISTRY SCHOOL

Do you want to dig deeper into your faith and your opportunities for service? Consider attending Lay Servant Ministry School at Homer City UMC, February 24th through March 31st from 2:30-5:30 PM. Classes are open to all laity. For more information please see the pastor or go to http://indianadistrictlsm.org/homercity2019/.

 

EVANGELISM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Has God given you a passion for sharing the gospel but don’t know where to start? Check out these online classes being taught by Conference Evangelist John Zimmerman. Beginning January 21st and being offered throughout the year these courses will direct your passion. For more information please contact Rev. John Zimmerman at john@af180.org or call or text to 814-490-4297.

 

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2019

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.

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

 

LENTEN DEVOTIONS

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 joeheckert@yahoo.com.

God  Bless

JANUARY MISSIONS

Our church family will contribute money to purchase a water buffalo from Heifer International. This purchase 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.

 

NEW CHARGE NEWSLETTER

The first ARC Link, the new all charge newsletter will be going out for February.

The deadline for submissions will be January 21st. Please submit worship

opportunities, events, shared ministry opportunities, fund-raisers and anything

that is open to all the churches to Audrey at fumchurch@windstream.net

or by phone 724-548-4312. Please note that because of the expected volume

of information for the 4 churches the submission deadline is FIRM.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

Thursdays-Soup & Sandwich dinner 4:00-6:00 PM Free-will accept donations

Fridays-2nd and last-Food Bank and Care & Share Shop 10:00-1:00 PM

Monday, February 11th-United Methodist Women- 6:30 PM

Tuesday, February 12th-Pancakes & Sausage 11:00-1:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM

 

MANORVILLE UMC

Saturday, February 16th-Spaghetti Dinner 4:00-6:30 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. 

 

Newsletter Deadline—Monday, January 21st

 

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, January 20th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

MONDAY, January 21st

6:30 PM Finance Tam

7:00 PM Church Council

Newsletter Deadline

 

TUESDAY, January 22nd

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, January 23rd

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, January 24th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

 SATURDAY, January 26th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY, January 27th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

                                                                                       

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are given to the Glory of God in honor of my mother, Bonnie Ferguson, given by Mark & Susan Ferguson

 

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

Usher Team:                                       Oxford/Melissa Flanders

Worship Sound System:                     John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                              Joey Kachur

Welcome Center:                                Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                                Michelle Waldenville 

Bell Ringer:                                        Chelsea Beers