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May 14, 2023

119 Humbert Road
Markleton, PA 15551

May 14, 2023

The Words of Welcome
Items in the Life of the Church
The Prelude
*  The Call to Worship
*  The Song of Preparation                                              #540

“Give of Your Best to the Master”
Verse 2

*  A Moment of Silent Reflection and Prayer
*  The Opening Hymn                                                     #461

“Open My Eyes, That I May See”

*  The Prayer of Invocation
The Ministry of Music
The Morning Offering
*  The Doxology and Offertory Prayer
*  Expression of Friendship
The Sharing of Joys and Concerns
* The Prayer Hymn                                                         #770

“Give Thanks”

* The Time of Prayer
The Scripture Lesson 1Samuel 1:21-28
The Morning Message

“Ancient Words, Ever True:  A Gift From The Heart”

The Closing Hymn                                                         #483

“May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”

* The Benediction and Postlude
* Please stand, if you are able

Our Staff  
Will Miller – Senior Pastor    (814-926-4428)
Carey Beth King – Secretary    (814-233-0053)

Sunday, May 14, 2023
Happy Mother’s Day

Monday, May 15, 2023
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
12:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Services at FC

Friday, May 19, 2023
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
6:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Offerings needed weekly to balance our budget$5,230.06
Offerings received last Sunday – $6,525.00
Last Sunday’s Attendance – 139


The Helping Hands Ministry encourages you to send some “sunshine” (i.e., a card) to let them know that we are thinking of them and are keeping them in our prayers.

June Rugg
493 Jersey Hollow Rd.
Confluence, PA  15424

Ralph Younkin
c/o Siemons
228 Siemons Dr.
Somerset, PA  15501

WE NEED YOUR THOUGHTS – The Church’s “Five Year Plan” is asking for feedback from the congregation on ways to bring others to church.  A suggestion can will be available in the vestibule over the next month for anyone who wishes to share their creative ideas.

There is a need for a Preschool-Kindergarten teacher starting in June.  You will need to teach one or two times a  month.  This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with the children of our church.  Please see Kurt Miller or Melanie Monticue, if you are interested.

The Father’s Day Committee would like you to bring pictures of your father, past or present.  But please be sure to note the name of the father in the picture and who to return the picture to when they’re done using them.  There will be a box in the vestibule for the pictures.  The pictures can be of just dad, dad and mom or family.  Please no pictures larger than an 8 1/2×11.  Please see Vanessa Lucas with any questions.  Thank you.


Ancient Words, Ever True
A Gift from the Heart
May 14, 2023


1 Samuel 1:21-28

21 When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow, 22 Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, “After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present him before the Lord, and he will live there always.”

23 “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. “Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the Lord make good his word.” So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned him.

24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. 25 When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli, 26 and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. 27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

Other Verses:  Judges, Proverbs 29:1,2,18, Exodus 15:8-10




What is the _______  from the _________ that God is asking ______ to _______ today?  What do you

________ him ___________ you to?


What actions or steps will you take this week to ______________ what you ________ him saying?


What will you do about what you hear him say?



  • There is an unstaffed nursery for babies located on the same floor as the sanctuary that may be used at any time.
  • There is an unstaffed nursery for children up through the age of 3 located downstairs in room 1.
  • Both nurseries have a closed-circuit TV through which you can watch the worship service.

Jr. Church (10:30 Morning Worship Service) 

  • We offer a Jr. Church program during the entire 10:30 Morning Worship Service downstairs in the social room for children age 3 up to and including 6th grade.

Sunday School (9:30)

  •  We have classes for children (beginning when they are old enough to walk), youth, and adults. If your child is not old enough to walk, feel free to take him/her with you to your class. For more info, please see either the Sunday School brochure or the Welcome Packet. They are located in the pew rack and on a table in the hallway.

Want to know more about our church?

  •  There are folders with more info about our church in the racks of each pew and on a table in the hallway. Please take one home with you and check it out.