First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - July 07

July 7, 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     

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn                 “Lift High the Cross”                               No. 159

 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              

*Call to Worship            Psalm 30:1-5       In Unison

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me. O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the pit. Sing praises to the Lord, O his faithful ones, 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. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with 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.

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                     We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”                   No. 569

 

Scripture Reading                      Luke 10:1-11, 16-20         (N.T. p. 71)

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                 “Here I Am Lord”                                   No. 593

 

*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.

 

 

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

                 

 

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 August. We will start around 5:30 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.

ART SHOW APPLICATIONS DUE BY THURSDAY, JULY 18TH

 

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

 

 MANORVILLE UMC

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

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

                                                                                       

TODAY, July 7th

11:00 AM Communion

  

MONDAY, July 8th

7:00 PM Nurture, Outreach & Witness

 

TUESDAY, July 9th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 WEDNESDAY, July 10th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

 

THURSDAY, July 11th

 

FRIDAY, July 12th

 

SATURDAY, July 13th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

 

SUNDAY,  July 14th

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in memory of my sister, Jill Ferguson Kropinak, given by Mark & Susan Ferguson

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Epworth/Melissa Flanders & Communion

Worship Sound System:                   Gabe Smith                     

Acolyte:                                                Joey Kachur

Welcome Center:                                  Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                  Jenny Hellein

Bell Ringer:                                          Carlee Beers

 

 

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