First United Methodist Church
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Bulletin - Nov 17

November 17, 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 8:00-4:00 PM

 

Prelude     

 

Opening Prayer

 

Ringing of the Call to Worship Bell

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Opening Hymn                    “Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring”             No. 644

 

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

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

 

*Call to Worship    A Statement of Faith of the United Church of Canada

We are not alone, we live in God’s world. We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God. We are called to be the church: to celebrate God’s presence, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God. Amen.

                                                                                                                                                                

 *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.

 

Morning Anthem                   “Love One Another”                Adult Choir

 

Joys and Concerns/Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

                                 (May fill out prayer cards at this time)

 

*Hymn                                   “My Hope Is Built”                           No. 368               

 

Scripture Reading            Haggai 1:15b-2:9             (O.T. p. 878)

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                         “God of the Ages”                       No. 698

 

*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.

 

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church on North Jefferson Street.  All are welcome.

 

THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS-SIGHT AND SOUND THEATER

We have two tickets available for Friday November 22nd’s trip to Lancaster. Tickets are $65.50 each, transportation is available.  The trip will leave the Covenant Center at 8:30 am and will return around 11:30 PM.  We have dinner reservations for the Good and Plenty.  Please contact Merissa Smith if interested. 

 

DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS

Everyone is invited to come help decorate the church for Christmas on Tuesday, November 26th beginning about 8:30 AM. We are usually finished around noon.

Come when you can and stay for how long you are able.

 

TURKEY DINNER REPORT

Thank you to all who supported the recent Turkey Dinner through donations, eating, providing pies, or helping. We served about 200 dinners. We have been able to contribute $815.00 for House of the Carpenter, $692.75 for our general fund and $122.25 for Covenant Center improvement.  

                                                                   Tim Scaife, Activities Chairman

 

TAX SEASON?

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.

  

 

 

POPCORN SALE

       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 snack bags, jars, value bags and gift sets. The sale ends on Sunday, Novemer 24th. The popcorn will be here before Christmas so you can shop early. See Linda Scaife 724-664-5347. 

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

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

 

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

 

NOVEMBER SIFT LUNCHEON

November SIFT Luncheon will be Thursday, November 21st at noon in the covenant Center. The Menu: Turkey, Stuffing, 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 MISSIONS

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

 

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

 

FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER

Walkchalk Salem Baptist Church is hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner at our Covenant Center on Thanksgiving Day from noon until 2:00 PM.  All are welcome!  Although the members of the Baptist church are preparing and serving the food, they would like you to know you are welcome to come help that day too! You can help prepare food from 10:00 AM till noon, serve food from noon until 2:00 PM or clean up at 2:00 PM. If you would like to help, please see Kim Yankasky (call 724-664-6867 or email kayankasky@gmail.com).  Have a blessed Thanksgiving! 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT OTHER CHARGE CHURCHES

FORD MEMORIAL UMC

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 12:00-1:00 PM. Reservations Appreciated but not required taken November 4th-24th, 12:00-5:00 PM by calling 724-664-7509.  All are Welcome.

Pancakes & Sausage Dinner-Tuesday, November 12th, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM. $7.00 for adults and $5.00 children under 12. Also a silent auction and bake sale. Handicap accessible. For questions 724-763-1540.

Live Nativity-Saturday, November 30th from 4:00-7:00 PM. (During FC Light-up Night) Live animals, FREE kids crafts and refreshments.

 

MANORVILLE UMC

CASUAL CHURCH-Wednesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM

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

 

 

FIRST CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY, November 17th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

December Newsletter Deadline

 

MONDAY, November 18th

11:00 AM Funeral & Lunch-CC

6:30 PM Finance

7:00 PM Church Council

 

TUESDAY, November 19th

8:30 AM 3R’s

6:00 PM Women’s Fellowship

7:00 PM New Found Freedom-CC

 

WEDNESDAY, November 20th

3:45 PM ARC Manor

6:00 PM Adult Choir

 

THURSDAY, November 21st

12:00 PM SIFT Luncheon-CC

7:00 PM Heavenly Daughters

 

SATURDAY, November 23rd

6:00-9:00 PM Game Night-

6:30 PM We Surrender-CC

  SUNDAY,  November 24th

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

 7:00 PM Community Thanksgiving Service-St John’s Lutheran Church

 

 

THE FLOWERS on the altar are presented to the glory of God in memory of Edna and Libby Stennett, given by Tony and Sally Krozely

 

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

Usher Team:                                               Albright/Dan Wolfe 

Worship Sound System:                       John Wolfe

Acolyte:                                                Evva Yanoschick

Welcome Center:                                  Karen Scaife

Scripture Reader:                                  Janet McKelvey

Bell Ringer:                                          Evva Yanoschick

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

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