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Bulletin - Nov 03

November 3, 2019









PASTOR: Deb Kociban


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 PM




Opening Prayer


Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell


Welcome and Announcements


*Opening Hymn                        “Faith of Our Fathers”                  No. 710


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

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


*Call to Worship         Psalm 149    Read Responsively

Leader: Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful.

People: Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.

Leader: Let them praise his name with dancing; making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.

People: For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.

Leader: Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.       

People: Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,

Leader: to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,

People: to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron.

Leader: To execute on them the judgment decreed.

People: This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise the Lord!                                                                                                                                                                                

 *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.


Reading of the Saints

Carolyn Gallaher, Gayle DeMattie, Alice Ternent, Rev. Jackie Bish, Rev. Bob Lash


Morning Anthem       “In Remembrance of Me”                Adult Choir


Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

*Hymn                       “The Church’s One Foundation”                 No. 545                  


Scripture Reading            Luke 18:9-14                    (N.T. p. 81)

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



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                 “Forward Through the Ages”             No. 555


*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 have Sunday, December 1st open for the altar flowers. If anyone is interested in that date, see Audrey or put a note on your connect card. The arrangement is $25.00.



Did you know that money given directly from your IRA to a qualified charity like FUMC does not count as federal taxable income? If you are taking distributions from your IRA and then using that income to give to the church, that money is then taxable is especially important in our retirement years to make the most of the finances that God has given us. You may want to take advantage of the IRA Charitable Rollover as authorized by Section 408(d)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code for a once-yearly donation saving you taxable income money. Please contact your financial advisor for more information or you may pick up more information in the church office.



Our annual Turkey Dinner will be Friday, November 8th from 4:30 – 6:00.  Adult meal including pie is $9.00.  Child’s meal ages 4 – 12 is $4.00.  If you can bake pies, please call June Pollard (724-543-4920). Any donations toward buying turkeys can be marked “turkey dinner” and placed in the offering plate. Half of the profits will be sent to House of the Carpenter.



       Order forms for our sale of Double Good Popcorn are here. The profits are used to support Rainbow Road.All your favorite flavors are here in sanck bags, jars, value bags and gift sets. The sale ends on Sunday, Novemer 24th. The popcorn will be here before Christmas so yu can shop early.


The Fellowship Committee is sponsoring a Family Game Night on Saturday, November 23rd from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Covenant Center. Bring your favorite game or cards to play and drinks and snacks to share if you can. This is for children, adults and everyone.



Friday Night Circle will be heldon Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 PM in the Covenant Center. We will have a Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner and Christmas Family Planning night.



November SIFT Luncheon will be Thujrsday, November 21st at noon in the covenant Center. The Menustuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Green Beans, Cranberries, Roll & Butter and Cake. The Program is Antarctica Travelogue  presented by Mary Jo Lipski. Reservations are due by Monday, November 18th.


November’s projects will offer two different choices:

          1. Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, remember to include the $9 for shipping and handling. You may opt to give on line through Follow YOUR BOX and find the destination of your shoeboxes. OPERATION CHRISMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH. NO LATER

          2. Our local FOOD BANK- starting November 10th tables will be provided for us to place canned goods and non-perishable food items on for needy families in our area. Especially needed are: peanut butter, cans of tuna, canned fruit. Give generously so others may have food.

          May your heart and soul be blessed as we send love (in practical ways) to those who are in need. Blessings, Your Missions Committee


The October Financial report is available in the office for anyone interested.



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

Free Turkey Dinner-Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 28th at noon.

Reservations taken November 4th-24th, 12:00-5:00 PM by calling 724-664-7509.

Pancakes & Sausage Dinner-Tuesday, November 12th, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM. $&.00 for adults and $5.00 children under 12. Also a silent auction and bake sale. Handicap accessible. For questions 724-763-1540.


             There will be 2 different classes offered.  The first one will be on Saturday, November 16th and will be an autumn scene and done with acrylic paint.  The teacher for that class will be Paul Zahradnik of Ford City.  The second class will be on Saturday, December 7th and will be a Winter scene and will be done with oil paints.  The teacher for the class will be G. Mammano of Cadogan.  The classes will start at 1:00 and run approximately 3 hours.

          The cost of the classes will be $30.00 for children, ages 7-16 and $50.00 for over 16.  A portion of this money will be donated to the Church for the use of the building.   

We have set a deadline to sign up of one week before the class, so the November class must be signed up and paid for by November 9th and the December class must be signed up and paid for by November 30th.   Sign up by texting 814-598-3691 if you are interested in the November class and by texting 724-954-4533 if you are interested in the December class.  To confirm your reservation, you will have to drop your payment off at the Church office.  The Kittanning Church office is open 8:00-4:00, Monday through Thursday.  If that is not convenient for you, please contact me (Amy Zahradnik) at 814-598-3691 or Pastor Brenda to make arrangements to make payment.



CASUAL CHURCH-Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 PM

Program by Cierra Anthony. Free homemade soups, bread, crackers, desserts and drinks.

ALL-U-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER-Saturday, November 2nd from 4:00-6:30 PM. Adults $8.00, Youth 6-12 ears $4.00 and children age 5 and under free. Includes salad, bread, drink and dessert.



United Methodist Women- Monday, November 4th at 4:00 PM





 TODAY, November 3rd

All Saints Day

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Communion

12:00 PM Fellowship Committee


MONDAY, November 4th

6:30 PM Trustees


TUESDAY, November 5th

6:00 AM Polling Place-CC

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, November 6th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

7:00 PM Worship Team


THURSDAY, November 7th

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters


FRIDAY, November 8th

4:30 PM Turkey Dinner-CC


SATURDAY, November 9th

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC


SUNDAY,  November 10th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

2:00 PM Camp 43-CC



THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in honor of our 3 sons and daughter-in laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, given by Roy & Bobbi Williamson


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

Usher Team:                                               Oxford/Mark Ferguson & Communion

Worship Sound System:                       John Yankasky

Acolyte:                                                Hallie Hoffman

Welcome Center:                                  Sarah Heckert

Scripture Reader:                                  Lynn Haught

Bell Ringer:                                          Ashley Yankasky

Children’s Church:                     Abby Yankasky, Mert Hellein, Merissa Smith                                                       

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