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Bulletin - Aug 04

Aug 04, 2019








PASTOR: Deb Kociban


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



Opening Prayer     


Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell


Welcome and Announcements


*Opening Hymn                    “Now Thank We All Our God”                  Insert


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


*Call to Worship           Psalm 107:1-9     Read Responsively

 Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, who is good, whose steadfast love endures forever!

People: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom the Lord has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Leader: Some wandered in the desert wastes, finding no way to a city in which to dwell,

People: hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.

Leader: Then in their trouble, they cried to the Lord who delivered them from their distress,

People: and led them by a straight way, till they reached a city in which to dwell.

Leader: Let them thank the Lord for this steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.

People: For the Lord satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.


*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                          I have Decided to Follow Jesus                 Insert   


Scripture Reading               Luke 12:13-21                 (N.T. p. 74)

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

People: Thanks be to God.


God’s Word for Us                



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                             “Seek Ye First”                       Insert


*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 will have a blessing of backpacks on Sunday, August 18th. All school aged childen are encouraged to bring their backpacks to worship for a blessing.



 Everyone is welcome to come help weed around the Church and Covenant Center the first Monday in August. We will start around 5:30 PM. Remember to bring gloves, clippers and other tools.


 We will be showing “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday, August 17th at 8:30 PM. A FREE and fun night out for everyone. Bring a blanket, kick back and relax. Popcorn and refreshments provided.


          The ARC Charge will be having a summer worship service and picnic on August 25th at Crooked Creek Park. Worship will begin at 10:00 AM followed with food, fun and fellowship. We will meet at the Freedom and Constitution Pavilions. The pavilions will be available for us until 2:00 PM. Alex Hollinger will be leading us in praise and worship. A free will offering will be collected for him.

          We are asking that everyone bring a dessert, salad or side to share. Hot sandwiches and beverages will be provided by each church. Manorville will provide serving utensils and would appreciate help at the church following the picnic to clean them.

          You may want to bring a folding/camping chair along so that we can all worship together

in one pavilion. Please be prepared to give a free will offering to Alex Hollinger. Members are encouraged to make their regular offerings to their churches either the week before or after the picnic.

          Wear your best picnic outfit and come with us as we worship our Lord together!                                                                             Blessings, Pastor Deb

(Our corn hole tournament will continue for the 3rd year. Come with your best throwing arm).


          Our beautiful church home requires constant upkeep just like your house.

Take a close look at the window frames. Many are peeling badly. And if you start counting the number of windows, you can quickly see that it is not a small problem. Last year a couple dedicated men scraped, sanded and painted the windows along the ramp. We would now like to finish the remaining windows along that side (facing the parsonage).

                   First work session- Saturday, August 17th, 8:30-noon

                   Second work session-Monday, August 19th- 8:30-noon

          Please indicate your availability on the response cards or call Mary Jo Lipski, 724-545-2289. Also-if you know any person who might work on additional windows for modest pay, please let us know. If you would like any of these dates, please write on your connect card or see Audrey. Thank you



          In August, our church family will “finish strong” as we collect about $500.00 more to complete our share of funds for RISE AGAINST HUNGER. This international hunger project distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Do you know that there are 821 Million people across our world who do not receive enough nutrition to lead an active healthy life?

                   *In 2018, 430,000 volunteers helped in RAH

                   *In 2018, 794,700 lives were impacted by RAH.

Consider contributing to this needed project in helping people across our world…eat!

In September, our church family will host RISE AGAINST HUNGER on September 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM-Noon, in the Covenant Center. AS host church, we have added responsibilities as we prepare for 90+ volunteers. Check out our list of needs and see how you might help:

          7:15-8:15 – 15 strong people to unload truck (have 4)

          7:30-12:30 – 4 kitchen help (Have 1)

          7:30-9:00 – Food Needed:

3 dozen muffins             2 cases of bottled water           9-2 lbs. chipped ham

3 dozen donuts              4 bottles apple juice                5 doz. hamburger buns

2 9x13 coffee cakes        6 jars Isaly’s BBQ Sauce

          9:00-Noon – 20 assembly line volunteers (Have 17)

          Noon- 1:30 – 5 people for clean-up (Have 1)

Thank you for your servant hearts.                           Meaghan, Kathy & Janet



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  18           November  3 & 24                  December 1



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





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




First and Third Thursday-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







TODAY, August 4th

10:30 AM Worship

Folk Festival

5:00 PM Art Show Pictures Out

5:30 PM Tear Down Festival


MONDAY, August 5th

5:30 PM Trustee Work Night


TUESDAY, August 6th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM FUM Staffing Team

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC


 WEDNESDAY, August 7th

3:45 PM ARC Manor


THURSDAY, August 8th

6:00 PM Friday Night Circle-CC


FRIDAY, August 9th


SATURDAY, August 10th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY,  August 4th

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC