First United Methodist Church
Monday, May 20, 2019
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Bulletin - May 05

May 5, 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          “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing”             No. 57

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship               Psalm 30:1-5     Read Responsively   

 Leader: I will extol you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.

People: O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me.

Leader: O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,

People: restored me to life from among those gone down to the pit.

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord, O his faithful ones,

People: and give thanks to his holy name.

Surely the Lord’s anger is but for a moment; the Lord’s favor is for a lifetime.

People: Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

 

*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.

 

Special Music        “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”        Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                      Sweet Hour of Prayer”                      No. 496

Scripture Reading                      Acts 9:1-20       (N.T. p. 127)                                                 

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                   “Hymn of Promise”                         No. 707

 

*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, Bible or personal hearing device.

 

 INDIANA DISTRICT CONFERENCE

The Indiana District Conference will be on Sunday, May 5th at 2:30 PM at First UMC in Marion Center.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

The financial update is available. You can pick up a copy in the office.

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Time to sign up for summer camps. The brochures for Jumonville, Wesley Woods and Camp Allegheny are at each door.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT CIRCLE

Friday Night Circle will meet on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 in the Covenant Center. Janet McKelvey will be presenting a Bible study themed “Celebrations”.

 

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Our newsletter deadline is

changing to Sundays instead of

Mondays.

 

Next Newsletter deadline will be for June & July

Sunday, May 19th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

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

Fridays-2nd and 4th-Food Bank and Care & Share Shop 10:00-1:30 PM

Fridays- April 5th thru June 28thArmstrong Festival Choir practice 7:00-8:30 PM.

Tuesday, May 21st- Election Day deli from 11:00-2:00 PM. homemade sandwiches, sides and desserts.

 

MANORVILLE UMC

Wednesday, May 8th-6:00 PM Casual Church-Sloppy Joes & Macaroni Salad will be served. Musical program: The Gospel Truth

 

UNION AVENUE UMC

 

HE BREWS COFFEE HOUSE

The youth have set up a coffee house in the Library Room. They have coffee (from a Keurig) and some muffins. This is by donation. All donations go towards the youth group fundraiser. Please help yourself. Thank you

 

MARGARET M. PATTON/JEAN ELGIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Attention High School seniors and college students—applications for the 2019 Margaret Patton/Jean Elgin Memorial Scholarships are available from the church office. Application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019.

       Note: in order to qualify for the scholarship you must:

       1.) Return the completed application in its entirely on time.

       2.) Be a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kittanning.

       3.) Participate in or help with at least three church activities during the last 2

              Years.

Failure to do these three things will result in disqualifying you from receiving scholarship funds.

 

VBS SCENERY HELP

We will not be having our regular workday this year. I have a few items left for scenery ready in the library room today if anyone wants to take home and do and bring back. There will be cutting, gluing and folding to be done. There will be a sign out sheet so I know who took what. And each will have a deadline that it needs to be done by and brought back.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Mark your calendars, grab your camera strap and buckle your seat-belts. VBS 2019 will take you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As we seek out exotic animals, we’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in scripture. Kids will go from bewildered to believing as they get In the Wild at this summer’s VBS. June 17-21 from 9:00-12:00. Helpers and help needed in all areas from coloring and cutting decorations at work days or at home ahead of time, planning games, making nametags, being a crew leader to teaching the lessons the week of VBS. We hope to see you there!

VBS SNACK LIST

The following is a list of snack items needed for this year’s VBS.

          Gold Fish crackers                  Swedish Fish                 Graham Crackers

          Grapes                           Pretzel sticks                  Microwave Popcorn

We will also need lots of Ziplock Sandwich bags (not the snack size please), napkins and cups 5oz and 9oz sizes. There will be a box in the Library room for donations. Please have your items to the church before Sunday, June 16th or let Sarah Heckert know they are coming. Thank you.

 

FIRST CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE

The annual First Chruch Rummage Sale will be Saturday, June 1st from 8:00-1:00 PM in the Covenant Center. Donations may be dropped off at the Covenant Center Wednesday, May 22nd through Monday, May 27th. We accept any donations except clothing and electronics. More details to follow! You may direct questions to Kim Yankasky by texting or calling 724-664-6867 or emailing kayankasky@gmail.com.

 

MAY MISSION

Our church family will respond by filling at least six UMCOR cleaning buckets. You may choose from three of these options:

1] select and bring in specific materials from the post-it notes on buckets

2] Donate money (all monies will go toward materials)

3] Provide your own cleaning bucket (cost will be $75)

May you be blessed as you give knowing your gift will be a great help.

 

MAY SIFT LUNCHEON

May’s SIFT Luncheon will be on Thursday, May 16th at noon in the Covenant Center. The menu will be hot dogs & buns, baked beans and sauerkraut. Program will be the annual talent show. Reservations due by Monday, May 13th.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

We have some Mother’s Day books in a decorated basket in the library. God’s Tender Promises for Mothers,  God’s Gift for Mothers,  A Mother’s Garden of Prayer,  Devotions for Moms,  Time with God for Mothers,  A Moment with God for Mothers...Prayers For Every Mother,  and A Month of Meditations for Mothers.  

 

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS

The First Church-sponsored Covenant Center Art Show (our 26th) will be August 1st thru August 4th in conjunction with the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival. Application blanks may be picked up at the church office or by calling the church 724-548-4312 to have one put in the mail toyou or on our website at www.firstchurchkittanning.com.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET BUSY WITH BRUSHES AND CAMERAS.

 

 

 

The children will be collecting an offering for VBS next Sunday!

 

PILL BOTTLE MISSION

Manorville is continuing to collect empty pill bottles of all sizes and colors. You can use Goo-Gone to remove the sticky residue. They will be shipped to African or Asian countries. In many small villages the people don’t have “containers” to take the medicines home with them.  They will be collected at least thru the summer. (There is a box in the Library Room if you wish to donate your empty pill bottles)

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

  TODAY, May 5th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

 

MONDAY, May 6th

 

TUESDAY, May 7th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

 WEDNESDAY, May 8th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

 

THURSDAY, May 9th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, May 11th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  May 12th

Mother’s Day

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in Loving memory of Jim & Eileen Hodgson, given by the family

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Epworth/Melissa Flanders & Communion

Worship Sound System:                             Bill Lemons

Acolyte:                                                Ryan Bish

Welcome Center:                                  Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                  Lynn Haught

Bell Ringer:                                          Max Dimond