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									                               Faith United Methodist Church
                       305 Freeport Street, Delmont, PA 15626
      Pastor – Rev. Dr. Ronald W. Raptosh Ministers – the Entire Congregation
                    “Sharing Christ’s Love Through Faith”
                                                     July 10, 2011

                                   8:00 AM ~ Sunday Worship ~ 10:15 AM
                                    Sunday School for all ages ~ 9:00 AM

                          Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
                            Sacrament of Holy Baptism
              Welcome! Your presence makes our church family complete!
                                 Anointing Service


Announcements & Concerns Registration of Attendance
    (Please pass the Registration Pad to end of pew and back again and see who’s sitting next to you!)

WELCOME CARDS (Located in the Pew Racks.) We’re glad you joined us for worship. Let us know how we may serve
you. Please tear off the lower portion of the Welcome Card and fill it out and place it in the offering plate. You may keep
the upper portion of the card as a gift book mark.

Good Morning Parents! When the need arises, remember we do have the availability of a “cry room” for you
and your little one (Room 6 behind the sanctuary) where you are still able to see and hear the service and may
continue to be a part of our worship service. Thank You!

                                  GATHERING AND ADORATION

PRELUDE                                         My Story, My Song                                        ~J. Mansfield

*CHIMES                                                                                    Setting our hearts for worship

   Leader: There is something more,
   People: Or something missing,
   Leader: That sends us searching in the dark,
   People: Looking for answers,
   Leader: Risking a question.
    People: We are drawn here
    Leader: Because God touched us,
    People: Gave us hope,
    Leader: Whispered our name.
    People: Here in this place,
    Leader: We journey toward grace
    People: And know the "something more"
    Leader: Is revealed in the love of Jesus' face.

*HYMN OF PRAISE                           In The Garden                                                 No. 314
            (Please pass your prayer request slips to the center aisle for collection by the ushers.)

SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM                                                                          (See Insert)

                            PRAYERS AND INTERCESSIONS
                                             (Please be seated)

    You are great in every way, O God, and greatly to be praised. Your mighty
    power is unfathomable for mere humans to understand. Even so, we know
    that you are present at all times and in all places. We dare to ask for whatever
    power we may need to live the best lives that may glorify you. Through Jesus
    Christ our Lord. Amen.

SILENT PRAYER                                                                     ORGAN MEDITATION

   Leader: Loving God, give us open hearts, as open and eager as a toddler's first steps.
           Give us open ears, that we may hear your words fresh and new, comforting
           and challenging us. Give us open hands, ready to receive a blessing and
           willing to offer gentle care. Loving God, show us the depths of your grace in
           these precious moments and in your holy Word. Amen.

        Leader: Lord, in Your mercy,
        People: Hear our prayer!
     THE LORD’S PRAYER (In Unison)
         Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
         Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
         Give us this day our daily bread.
         And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;
         And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
          For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

                                ACTS OF PRAISE

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON               Genesis 25:19-34            Pew Bible, OT pg. 21-22

     L: This is the Word of God! For the people of God!
     P: Thanks be to God!

                            SHARING OF OUR GIFTS

        Leader: We offer to you, O God, our praises, our lives and our gifts. Receive
                and bless them so that your reign might fully come on earth as in
                heaven. May the words of our mouths, the devotion of our hearts and
                the acts of our lives all speak your praises. Amen. Will the ushers come

THE OFFERTORY                     Only Trust Him                          ~E. Broughton

*DOXOLOGY              Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow                   No. 95
                      Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
                        Praise him, all creatures here below;
                         Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
                     Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

    When we really don't understand what to do next or how to leave matters in
    your hands, O God, still let us wait in hope. Now as you accept our offerings,
    O God, know that we know it is not enough. But it is what we have today and
    now. Use it your way. Amen.

*HYMN OF INSPIRATION              Be Thou My Vision                             No. 451

*GOSPEL LESSON                       Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23                   Pew Bible, NT pg. 13-14

    L:      This is the Word of the Lord!
    P:      Thanks be to God!


MESSAGE                                Fast-Food Faith
                                                                       ~Rev. Dr. Ronald W. Raptosh

*CLOSING HYMN                 All Creatures Of Our God And King                                No. 62
                                I Know Whom I Have Believed                                    No. 714
                                  This Is My Father’s World                                    No. 144
                                  Wonderful Words of Life                                      No. 600
                                     Blessed Assurance                                         No. 369
                  (If you would like to come to the chancel rail for prayer, please come.)
         (If you would like to be anointed, please come and stand before the pastor.)


*CHIMES                                                                     A moment of silence with God
                                      (Allow God to hug you!)

*POSTLUDE                           Praise to the Living God                                 ~L. Smith
                                                                     *Please stand to praise and honor God
As stewards and as members of Faith UMC, we vow to support our church with…
OUR PRAYERS – Please be in prayer this week for our Faith Church members and their
immediate families. All other prayer concerns and friends of Faith Church are prayed for
on our weekly Prayer Chain.

-Continued prayers for the people devastated by disasters.
-Pray for our members and friends serving in the military.
-Pray for wisdom, guidance and strength for President Obama.

Today’s prayer card requests will be passed along to the Prayer Chain on Monday and will be
kept in prayer during the coming week.

OUR MEMBER TO REMEMBER today is Esther Miller. Please take a few moments to sign
the greeting card on the Action Table to wish her God’s blessings.

Please keep in prayer our friends in missions: Project Happy Feet, Open Hands Ministry,
Connellsville Community Ministry and Wesley Health Clinic-Connellsville.
OUR PRESENCE ~ Our attendance 07/03/2011
8:00 AM Worship 33; 10:15 AM Worship 114 total attendance 147
Current Church Membership: 468

OUR GIFTS – Tithes, offerings and gifts received 07/03/2011

Designated General Offering:      Week of 07/03/2011           Year-To-Date
RECEIVED                            $ 3,649.00           $111,948.00 (as of 07/03/2011)

Designated Capital Improvement                               Year-To-Date
RECEIVED                        $ 177.00            $ 7,712.00 (as of 07/03/2011)
Designated Parsonage Mortgage
RECEIVED                        $ 457.00
ESTIMATED BALANCE DUE AS OF 06/24/2011 $ 130,583.04
                               TODAY’S WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
8:00 AM                                                                                        10:15 AM
Vicki Walters                      CHURCH ORGANIST                                          Vicki Walters
Cammy Young                        CHORAL DIRECTOR                                         Cammy Young
Holly Kwaczala                          PIANIST                                            Holly Kwaczala
Barb Bucher                         WORSHIP LEADER                                               Lynn Pyle
Joy Spang                              GREETERS                                           Rod & Carol Fox
                                        USHERS                                Bill Weyel, Jim Earhart,
                                                                                      & Dave Morris
                                          SOUND                         Gust Navaroli & Gary Godula
                           OPPORTUNITIES IN THE KINGDOM

Sunday                        Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
July 10                       Anointing Sunday
               8:00 AM        Worship Service
               9:00 AM        Summer Sunday School
             10:15 AM         Worship Service/Baptism
   Following 2nd Service      VBS Set-up

Monday         6:30 PM        Vacation Bible School (VBS)
July 11

Tuesday        6:30 PM        VBS
July 12        7:00 PM        Council Meeting in the Conference Room

Wednesday      6:30 PM        VBS
July 13

Thursday       6:30 PM        VBS
July 14

Friday         6:30 PM        VBS
July 15                       Newsletter Articles Due

July 16

Sunday                        Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
July 17        8:00 AM        Worship Service
               9:00 AM        Summer Sunday School
              10:15 AM        Worship Service
               1:00 PM        Private Use of Social Hall

                   PLEASE CALL TRACIE BURKHARDT AT 724-668-2322 IN ADVANCE
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Please see the display for registration forms in the Narthex. Registrations can
be turned into Lynn Pyle, Tracie Burkhardt or the church office.

Trustees will NOT be meeting during the month of July.

Finance Committee will NOT be meeting during the month of July.

Church Council is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 PM, in the Conference Room.
Council Packets are available, TODAY, Sunday, July 10th.

The 25th Anniversary Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 PM in the
Conference Room. If you would like to help with this committee, please plan to attend.

Looking for a way to get more involved in church??? Ushers, Greeters, Communion Stewards,
Acolytes and Worship Leaders are ALWAYS needed. Contact the church office or see Jim Dollman
for more information. Schedules are being put together as you read this!!

CIA & KFC members-You are invited to a Pool Party at the Godula’s. Save these dates- KFC
August 14th & CIA August 28th. Look for more information in the August issue of the
Faith Flyer.

If you play an instrument and would like to be a part of our Contemporary Worship Service,
starting in the fall, please contact Cammy Young or the church office.

Over the Counter Meds are being collected for the Mother of Sorrows Food Pantry. Sealed
medications may be placed in the box, located in the Narthex. Pill & liquid forms accepted.
Important to note: This is the first time any church has attempted a collection of this type for the
MOS Community Food Pantry.

CARE BOXES FOR THE MILITARY: Faith Church has 3 members (Matt Pyle, Danny
Musgrove and Ryan Paul) currently serving in Afghanistan. For as long as Matt, Danny and Ryan
are deployed we will be sending packages to them monthly. Please find a list of items on the back
page of this bulletin that our troops appreciate receiving. We have asked them for specific items
that they would like to receive and as soon as we receive this information we will pass it along.

Cruise with the Bishop for 13 days beginning Nov. 4, 2011 or take a 12 day journey visiting
the 7 cities of the Revelation beginning April 26, 2012. Educational Opportunities, a UM
founded tour group, offers these trips to enhance our Christian walk through life-changing travel
experiences. See or call Jan McFate for more details. 724-468-6991

Latrobe Bethany Church is sponsoring, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
July 22 and 23 at Latrobe High School. Friday, July 22 will be at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July
23 will be at both 2:00 and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children (724) 539-2259,
or visiting their website, and at the door.

Bug Repellent, Kool-Aid, Crystal Lite, Ice Tea Mix (single servings), Lip Balm, Suntan
Lotion, Beanie Babies, Small items that can be handed out to the children in Afghanistan,
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Lozenges, Candy (no chocolate), Chewing Gum, Flavored
Toothpicks, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds, White Tube Socks, Lotion, Gel Packs (for
shoes), Beef Jerky, Q-Tips, Foot Powder, Bandanas (black or camo), Books, Magazines
(Sports, Cars, News), AA Batteries, CDs, DVDs, cards and notes from Faith Members.

  *We have watched Matt, Danny and Ryan grow up to become fine, young gentlemen.
 Service members are volunteers who willingly leave their families and homes to serve as
              protectors, defenders and servants of our beloved country.
                       Let’s share Christ’s Love Through Faith
              with Matt, Danny and Ryan and the members of their units.

       *If there is an EMERGENCY after normal office hours or on a holiday,
                  please call the pastor at the parsonage 724-468-4983.

              Faith United Methodist Church is pleased to serve you in the Name of Christ.
                                       Here’s how to reach us:
               Church Office Phone: (724) 468-0040            Toll Free: 1-888-867-6652
                  Parsonage Phone: (724) 468-4983              FAX: (724) 468-4968
                         Our email address:
                                Our Website:

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