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Bulletin - May 26

May 26, 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

SUMMER CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-12:00 PM

 

Prelude

 

Opening Prayer

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn          “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”                       No. 349

 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship                  Psalm 67      Read Responsively 

 Leader: O God, be gracious to us and bless us and make your face to shine upon us.

People: that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.

Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you!

People: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.

Leader: Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you!

People: The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God has blessed us.

Leader: God has blessed us,

People: let all the ends of the earth fear God!

 

*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            “Oh, How Wonderful Is The Lord”              Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

*Hymn                      Just a Closer Walk With Thee”                          Insert

 

Scripture Reading                      Acts 16:9-15      (N.T. p. 136)                                                 

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         “He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought”             No. 128

 

*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.

 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS BEGIN THIS WEEK, MONDAY – THURSDAY 8:00-12:00 PM.

 

CHURCH DIRECTORIES

There is an updated church directory available at all the doors and in the church office.

 

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

 

LAY SERVANT MNISTRY SCHOOL

Lay Servant Ministry School will be held at Dayton UMC on Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 PM from July 11th-August 8th. Classes will meet on June 27th at 6:00 PM to receive books. Registration deadline is June 13th. Applications are available in the office.

 

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.

 

WORK NIGHTS

 Everyone is welcome to come help weed around the Church and Covenant Center the first Monday of the month in June, July & August. We will start around 6:00 PM. Remember to bring gloves, clippers and other tools.

 

 FIRST CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE

 The annual First Church Rummage Sale will be Saturday, June 1st from 8:00-1:00 PM in the Covenant Center. Donations will be accepted Wednesday, May 22 to Monday, May 27th in the Covenant Center. We accept most donations except clothing and electronics. Please call or text Kim Yankasky 724-664-6867 to drop off donations if needed. Our kitchen will be open during the sale as well for hot dogs, baked goods, beverages, etc.. Donations of baked goods will also be accepted. Please let Kim know if  you would like to drop off the baked goods other than early Saturday morning. We will be pricing on the following dates and appreciate any time you are able to help:

          Tuesday, May 28th from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

          Wednesday, May 29th from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

          Thursday, May 30th 9:00 AM-11:30 AM and as needed

Assistance is needed the day of the sale from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM and for clean up at 1:00 PM. Thank you in advance!

 

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.

 

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.  We still need crew the week of VBS.  Sign up in the Library or see Sue Hankey. We hope to see you there. 

CRAFT SUPPLIES NEEDED:   Clean milk jug caps and empty paper towel rolls. 

VBS SNACK LIST  The following is a list of snack items needed for this year’s VBS. We do between 125-150 snacks a day

          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.

VBS SET UP DAY

Everyone is invited to come join the fun and help set up for VBS on Saturday, June 15th. I will be at the church from 8:00 AM till about 2:00 PM or when we are finished. Come when you can. There are lots of different things to be done, we will find a job for you.      Thank you, Audrey

ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2019

We have the following dates still available for this year. The flowers are $25.00 for an arrangement. I will call you or email you the week of your flowers to remind you.  We have

                   June 30                                   August 11 & 18

                   November 3,  10 & 24            December 1

If you would like any of these dates, please write on your connect card or see Audrey. Thank you

 

 

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.

 

SUMMER CAMPS

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

 

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)

 

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.

Sunday, June 30th-David Elliott, Gospel Singer, will perform at Ford Memorial UMC. A Free will offering will be taken.

 

MANORVILLE UMC

Wednesday, June 12th-6:00 PM Casual Church-Hoagies, Subs Veggies will be served. Program: Michael Coats

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, May 26th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

Last day to bring in

   Rummage sale items

MONDAY, May 27th

Memorial Day

 

TUESDAY, May 28th

8:30 AM 3R’s

9:00-11:30 AM Pricing –CC

6:00-8:00 PM Pricing-CC

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-Church

Newsletter

 

WEDNESDAY, May 29th

9:00-11:30 AM Pricing-CC

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00-8:00 PM Pricing-CC

 

THURSDAY, May 30th

9:00-11:30 AM Pricing-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, June 1st

8:00 AM Rummage Sale-CC

6:30 PM We Surrender-Church

 

SUNDAY,  June 2nd

11:00 AM Communion

12:00 PM Pot Luck Luncheon-CC

 

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the Glory of God in loving memory of my mother, Gladys Piechowicz, given by her daughter Kathy Piechowicz and family

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Oxford/Mark Ferguson

Worship Sound System:                   Dave Yanoschick                     

Acolyte:                                                Isaac Zielinski

Welcome Center:                                  Beverly Patton

Scripture Reader:                                  Janet McKelvey

Bell Ringer:                                          Chelsea Beers

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