First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Feb 10

February 10, 2019









PASTOR: Deb Kociban


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





Opening Prayer

O Christ, who commanded the apostles to go into all the world, and to preach the gospel to every creature, let your name be great among the nations from the rising up of the sun to its going down, now and forever. Amen.


Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell


Welcome and Announcements


*Opening Hymn                 “Where He Leads Me”                             No. 338


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

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



Leader: Come to Christ, that living stone, rejected by the world, but in God’s sight chosen and precious.

People: We have responded to Christ’s call, and seek to be built into a spiritual house, a living reminder of God’s presence on earth.

Leader: Once we were no people, but now we are God’s people, called out of the darkness into God’s marvelous light. Therefore we sing with the Church in all ages:

People: Blessed be your name, O God, our Redeemer. By your mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.


*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                             In The Garden”                                    No. 314


Scripture Reading                      1 Corinthians 15:1-26       (N.T. p. 176)                                                 

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

People: Thanks be to God.


God’s Word for Us             No Jesus! What if?



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                      “My Hope is Built”                           No. 368


*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, Bible or personal hearing device.


 We welcome Pastor Brenda to the pulpit today.



Church financial updates will be made available periodically via email.   If you desire to be informed about our church finances and have access to email, please let the church office know your email address and that you wish to be placed on the list.  Additionally, financial updates will be available as a hard copy in the office.  Please stop by and ask for your copy.



I can use some help with folding and putting the Lenten Devotionals together to  mail. Wednesday, February 27th around 9:00 AM till noonish. If interested in helping, see Audrey or put a note on your connect card.   Thank you.



Pastor Brenda and Pastor Deb will be offering the study Final Words by Adam Hamilton. Pastor Brenda will be teaching at Manorville on Mondays at 10:00 AM. Pastor Deb will be teaching at the Covenant Center on Thursdays at 7:00 PM. Everyone in the charge is invited to participate. You may attend either session. Please see Pastor Brenda or Pastor Deb to order your book.

     Monday session dates are: March 4th, 11th, 18th and April 1st & 8th

     Thursday session dates are: March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th & 11th







 Beat the winter blahs with a night out for the whole family. Saturday, February 23 at 6:30 PM, First Church will be showing the movie “I Can Only Imagine” in the sanctuary. We will be showing “The Incredibles 2” for the kids in the library room adjacent to the sanctuary which will be staffed by members of the congregation. Adults are permitted to bring beverages (nonalcoholic), in a spill proof container. Light refreshments will be provided for the children. This is a free event and we hope to see you there.



 FUMC church family will focus its mission care on Ramps of Hope. This active building project is coordinated by Lynn Sibley & Tim Scaife who serves as the team leader. Last year this talented, hard-working team provided 17 ramps mainly in Kittanning and Ford City also including five surrounding areas.

          Ramps, often “life-savers” for families, enable persons access to, more easily, go to a doctor’s appointment, physical therapy, church, etc. They give the wonderful ability to go outdoors for a person who is more homebound. One lady often uses her ramp to walk back and forth with her walker-giving her more exercise and independence.

          Our financial gifts will buy lag bolts and screws for these sturdy, safe and sometimes very long ramps. Won’t you give generously to this life-enhancing project Ramps of Hope? You never know when someone in your family may need this help. God Bless.               Missions Committee



Join us Thursday, February 21st at noon in the Covenant Center for our February SIFT Luncheon. The program will be Bruce Matthews, Kittanning Chief of Police. The Menu is homemade chicken noodle & stuffed pepper soups, Jello salad, crackers, rolls & butter, ice cream sandwiches. Reservations are due by Monday, February 18th at noon.



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 TOMORROW,MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH.  You can mail, hand deliver or email your devotional. Any questions, contact Sarah Heckert

724-543-1083 or  God  Bless





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

                                                           Cost $7 adult, $4 child, under 5 free.




Saturday, February 16th-Spaghetti Dinner 4:00-6:30 PM -Adults $8.00, youth 6-12 years $4.00, age 5 and under free



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. 



March Newsletter Deadline—Monday, February 18th




TODAY, February 10th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship


MONDAY, February 11th

Deadline for Lenten Devotions


TUESDAY, February 12th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC


WEDNESDAY, February 13th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Charge SPRC-Ford Memorial


THURSDAY, February 14th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters


SATURDAY, February 16th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY, February 17th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

12:00 PM Cookie Fellowship



THE FLOWERS on the altar are given to the Glory of God in memory of mother and grandmother, Ruth Dalzell, given by Cindy, Tim and Meaghan Volek


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

Usher Team:                                       Albright/Dan Wolfe

Worship Sound System:                     Tim Scaife

Acolyte:                                              Ryan Bish

Welcome Center:                                Melissa Flanders

Scripture Reader:                                Karen Scaife 

Bell Ringer:                                        Ashley Yankasky