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September 24, 2023

119 Humbert Road
Markleton, PA 15551

September 24, 2023

The Words of Welcome
Items in the Life of the Church
The Prelude
*  The Call to Worship
*  A Moment of Silent Reflection and Prayer
*  The Opening Hymn                                                       #3

“Come, Thou Almighty King”
Verse 1

*  A Moment of Silent Reflection and Prayer
*  The Opening Hymn                                                    #277

“At the Name of Jesus”

*  The Prayer of Invocation
The Ministry of Music
The Morning Offering and Camp Offering
*  The Doxology and Offertory Prayer
*  Expression of Friendship
The Sharing of Joys and Concerns
* The Prayer Hymn                                                       #559

“All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
Verse 1

* The Time of Prayer
The Scripture Lesson John 20:19-22
The Morning Message

“When God Speaks:  God Speaks Purpose”

 * The Closing Hymn                                                    #702

“Christ for the World We Sing”

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

Our Staff  
Will Miller – Senior Pastor    (814-926-4428)
James L. Monticue – Visitation Pastor  (814-233-6076)
Carey Beth King – Secretary    (814-233-0053)

Sunday, September 24, 2023
9:30 a.m. – Youth Group Meal Service Meeting in the Sanctuary

Monday, September 25, 2023
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
12:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Services at FC

Friday, September 29, 2023
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
8:00 a.m. – AppleFest Prep at FC
6:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Saturday, September 30, 2023
11:00 a.m. – AppleFest at FC

Offerings needed weekly to balance our budget$5,230.06
Offerings received last Sunday – $3,783.00
Last Sunday’s Attendance – 101
Last Sunday’s SS Attendance – 63

Friday, September 29th – 8:00 a.m. – Help is needed at the Fellowship Center with peeling and chopping vegetables.  Help is also needed with setting up the gymnasium.  If you are available to come – there is a job for you!

There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule for those who would like to bring their “Wheels” to display on SS Rallye Day.

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.

Dave & Farmie Lemmon
242 Lemmon Rd
Markleton, PA  155551

Sarah Singo
142 Marge Ln
Somerset, PA  15501

We are looking for adults to join the youth team with the specific focus on training the students for quizzing.  If interested, please contact Karey Vough at 814-969-2817.

The Youth Group Kick Off is Sunday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m. on the Vough’s Farm.  Hotdogs, drinks and s’more ingredients will be provided.  Bring your favorite people and enjoy campfire fun.

AppleFest Important Information :

Please begin to bring AppleFest Auction items for the Display Table.  Please remember only New or Gently Used Items, Hand-crafted Items, Antiques and etc. (No yard sale items – please!)

Apple Dumplings (Baked or Unbaked) by the half dozen ($22) or whole dozen ($44), Apple Pies ($10) and Soup by the quart ($8/qt, Beef Vegetable or Ham and Bean) may be pre-ordered by completing the sheet in the hallway or by calling 814-233-4513 or 814-445-4955.  The last day to order is today and orders must be pre-paid by Wednesday, September 27st (Make checks payable to Kingwood Church of God and give to Cheryl Pletcher).  Orders to be picked up Saturday September 30th at the Fellowship Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.    NOTE:  Quantities will be limited and are being reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A Note of Thanks…

We want to thank you for your prayers and expressions of concern during Jim’s recent hospitalization.  God is so good and we feel very blessed.

Pastor Jim and Melanie

We are looking at restarting the staffed downstairs nursery during the 10:30 am Worship Service and need your help!  We would like to have 2 volunteers serve each week, once a month (perhaps less depending on how many volunteers we have).  Clearances are needed to serve the children.  Please see Hillary Whaley (814-352-3081)or Pastor Will if you have any questions.

The church’s annual fall hike will be held Sunday, October 15th.  Leaving the church after 10:30 worship.  A covered dish dinner will follow the hike at Brad & Renee Moore’s home.  Please plan to “hike along”!

If you would like to borrow something from one of the facilities, please obtain authorization from the custodians (Wayne and Cheryl Pletcher at the church or Terry and Peggie Ream at the Fellowship Center) prior to taking the item(s).  Be sure to let them know how long you will need the item(s), return the item(s) in like condition and in a timely manner.

Save the Date…

September 29 – October 1 – ARC Women’s Retreat at Camp Sonrise Mountain
September 30 – AppleFest at the Fellowship Center
October 1Youth Group Kick Off at the Fellowship Center
October 10Nominating Committee Meeting in the Church Library at 7:00 p.m.
October 12-14 – Guided Prayer Session at Camp Sonrise Mountain
October 16Budget Committee Meeting in the Church Library at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 – New Testament Survey class at WTS Class is online via Zoom
October 20-22Jr High Fall Retreat at Camp Sonrise Mountain
November 3-5Senior High Fall Retreat at Camp Sonrise Mountain

*Cost for both retreats is $100 per student and financial aid is available.  Applications are on the table in the vestibule or online at


When God Speaks
God Speaks Purpose
Sept 24, 2023

John 20:19-22 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

Other texts Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47-48, Acts 1:8, Matthew 24:14, Revelation 7:9-10



How have you heard God speak ___________ to you in these texts? How have you been doing in _____________ your __________?


What do you hear God saying to you today about your part in his ________  __________ , in your ___________?


What actions or steps will you take this week to live more into your __________ as _______ has spoken it in his word?


What things need to change as you live into this _________ given from your ____________  ___________?



  • 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.