First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - June 30

June 30, 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 8:00-12:00 PM

 

Prelude

 

Opening Prayer     (Read in Unison)

Almighty God, you created us in your own image. Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression. And, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice to the glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn                 “Lord I Want to be a Christian”              No. 402

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Greetings                         Isaiah 2:5     Read Responsively

Leader: Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord,

People: that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.

 

 *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.

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                           Freely, Freely”                                               No. 389

 

Scripture Reading                      Galatians 5:1, 13-25         (N.T. p. 190)

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

People: Thanks be to God.

 

God’s Word for Us               “Help us Lord we Pray”

 

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             “God of Grace and God of Glory”                No. 577

 

*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.

We welcome Pastor Brenda at the pulpit today.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Charge service, Sunday, August 25th at 10:00 AM at Crooked Creek

 

JULY MISSIONS--BLESSINGS FOSTER CARE MINISTRY, INC

          Blessings Foster Care Ministry, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving the needs of foster care, at-risk youth, adoptees and their families, caretakers. Founded in 2016, this ministry focuses on the basic needs of foster children.

          This July our church family will contribute BACK-TO-SCHOOL supplies for these foster children. By contributing in July, we will greatly help their Back-to-School Event in August.

          Any school supplies for (pre-school thru 12th grade) will be appreciated!

Here are some suggestions:

          Backpacks            Pencils                  Markers                Crayons               Pens                     Paper Clips          Notebooks            Glue Sticks           Trapper Keeper          Binders                 Highlighters                   Scissors                Index Cards                    Colored Pencils    Sticky Notes                  Staplers                Composition Books          Pencil Sharpeners                    Graph Paper       

This list is endless. All supplies will be appreciated.

          Let’s contribute with cheerful hearts as we help these children feel more “at home”! God Bless.                                                            Mission Team

         

        Pastor Brenda will be on vacation in Alaska from July 9-16th.

 

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

          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

 

WORK NIGHTS

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

 

 

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 to you or on our website at www.firstchurchkittanning.com.

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

 

JULY MOVIE ON THE LAWN

 We will be showing “Finding Dory” on Saturday, July 20th at 8:30 PM. A FREE and fun night out for everyone. Bring a blanket, kick back and relax. Popcorn and refreshments provided.

 

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

 

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

Sunday, June 30th-David Elliott, Gospel Singer, will perform at Ford Memorial UMC. A Free will offering will be taken. Bring a friend and come enjoy.

Sunday, July 6th-Art Show in Ford Memorial’s basement.

 

 MANORVILLE UMC

 VBS—August 5-9 from 5:45-8:45 PM- “Giddyup Junction” ages 4 years thru 6th grade.0.

 

 

AUGUST NEWSLETTER DEADLINE—SUNDAY, JULY 14TH

PLEASE HONOR THIS DEADLINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

                                                                                       

TODAY, June 30th

11:00 AM Worship

  

MONDAY, July 1st

5:30 PM Trustees Work Night

 

TUESDAY, July 2nd

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, July 3rd

3:45 PM ARC Manor

 

THURSDAY, July 4th

Happy 4th July

 

FRIDAY, July 5th

 

SATURDAY, July 6th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  July 7th

11:00 AM Communion

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in memory of loved ones, given by June Pollard

 

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Epworth/Melissa Flanders

Worship Sound System:                   Bill Lemons                    

Acolyte:                                                Dane Dimond

Welcome Center:                                  Mary Jo Lipski

Scripture Reader:                                  Merissa Smith

Bell Ringer:                                          Evva Yanoschick

 

 

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