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August 9, 2020

119 Humbert Road
Markleton, PA 15551

August 9, 2020

The Words of Welcome
Items in the Life of the Church (Please sign the attendance pad)
The Call to Worship
The Prelude
The Opening Hymn

“Thou Art Worthy”

*  The Prayer of Invocation
The Ministry of Music
The Sharing of Joys and Concerns
*  The Prayer Hymn

“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

*  The Time of Prayer
The Scripture Lesson                                              Philippians 4:1-5
The Morning Message

A Better Way to Live

 *  The Closing Hymn

“Living For Jesus”

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


Our Staff

James L. Monticue – Senior Pastor   (926-4428)
Vince Show – Director of Children’s Ministries    (926-2386)
Carey Beth King – Secretary    (233-0053)

Our Thanks to the following for their services today

Downstairs Nursery                                  Colleen Younkin
Jr. Church Helper (8:15 Service)            Kurt Miller
Jr. Church Helper (10:30 Service)         Melanie Younkin

Sunday, August 9, 2020
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School – Please go directly to class. – No opening
11:30 a.m. – Important Applefest Meeting – Discuss social distancing – Please plan to attend

Monday, August 10, 2020
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
7:00 p.m. – Trustee Meeting
7:30 p.m. – Council Meeting

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
10:00 a.m. – Summer Kid’s Program at FC

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Services at FC – Adults only

Friday, August 14, 2020
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise

Sunday, August 16, 2020
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School – Please go directly to class. – No opening

Offerings needed weekly to balance our budget $5,599.37
Offerings received last Sunday $5,370.58

Help is needed to clean and disinfect the Church between first and second services.  There is a signup sheet in the Hallway for anyone who is willing to help.  Five people are needed each Sunday.



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.

Helen King
c/o Meadow View
1404 Hay St.
Berlin, Pa.  15530

Dorla Ortman
c/o Rest Assured
1137 Shirley’s Hollow Road
Meyersdale, PA 15552

Cheryl Pletcher will be doing the bulletin the next two Sundays for me while I’m on vacation.  Please email all announcements to .  Thank you.

August 18 – Tuesday Morning Kid’s Program will be meeting at Laurel Hill State Park at 10:00 a.m.  Please pack a lunch and plan to stay for the day.

 Council has started a new program in which certain prayer needs will be presented to the congregation for prayer in the week ahead. Some will be from within the congregation, others from outside.

This week we are asking you to remember:

Sara Singo
Mark Blasko
Harold Philips
Naomi Schrock
Chase Kemp
Families who have recently lost loved ones
Roger Tressler Family, Robert Handwerk family, Tim Wolfe Family

Would you like to help with our A/V ministry? There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway for anyone willing to help from September through December. We need people to run the computer, soundboard, or cameras for both morning worship services. Just mark the box on the sign-up sheet for any part of the A/V ministry with which you are willing to help. (If needed, training will be provided.) Please list Sundays you can’t serve in the “Scheduling Requests” box. There is also a box to mark if you want to be removed from the A/V schedule. If you are currently helping with our A/V ministry and don’t want anything changed, you don’t need to sign up again unless you need to list Sundays you can’t serve. Any questions? See Pastor Vince or Jonathan Pletcher. Last day to sign up is August 23.


Church Week at Rural King – From August 2 to August 15, 2020, purchases you make at Rural King, 1952 University Drive, Connellsville, PA  15425, can be submitted to Rural King and they will donate 10% to our church.  Shop at Rural King then upload your receipt to .  You must upload receipts by September 1, 2020.  If you cannot upload your receipt, you may put it in Mark Lucas’s church mailbox.  Receipts MUST be dated between August 2 & August 15, 2020.  Any questions, contact Cheryl Pletcher.

As most of you know, summer camp at Camp Sonrise Mountain was cancelled this year due to COVID, meaning that not only was a full year of camp lost for campers and staff, but the revenue gained from those four weeks was also lost.  This being said, even though Camp isn’t open for groups, many expenses are still prominent.  Electricity, water, internet and phone bills need to be paid, along with extra things that may pop up, like equipment that needs updated.  The Camp needs general maintenance just to keep it looking beautiful, which I know all too well.  Lots of mowing, weeding and cleaning!  If you can, please consider helping out the Camp.  It is loved by so many of us.

Natalie King

 Winebrenner will be offering two options for those that wish to grow in their knowledge of the Bible and faith this coming year in the online format, beginning September 8, 2020.  Degree Track:  An opportunity to pay a flat monthly fee for as many classes as you can take over a year.  Thanks to the help of the conference, the monthly fee is 50% less than the original price.  Institute: this option is for non-degree seekers or those wanting to test out the program.  Take a class to grow or find out if the program is a good fit for you.  Thanks to the conference’s generosity,  the coursework will be reimbursed 75% with a passing grade, making the class $50 after the discount.  To find out more, please contact Amy Kinney with Winebrenner at (419)434-4241 or

The Veterans Day Committee is asking for pictures of all veterans both within the church and our community for this year’s service.  Please include what branch they served in, their name and rank..  You may give them to Eileen Hostetter or Kurt Miller at any time, but note , you won’t get them back until after the program.  If you have digital images, you can email them to Kurt at




 * There is an unstaffed nursery for babies located on the same floor as the sanctuary that may be used at any time.

* For the 10:30 Worship Service, we have a staffed nursery downstairs in room 1 for children up through the age of 3.

* Feel free to use the downstairs nursery even if it is not staffed.

* Both nurseries have a closed circuit TV through which you can watch the worship service.

Jr. Church (8:15 & 10:30 Worship Services)

 * We offer a Jr. Church program during both morning worship services downstairs in the social room for children age 3 up to and including 6th grade.

Should my 3 year-old be in the nursery or Jr. Church?

 * If your child is going to turn 4 before September 1st, your child should be in Jr. Church.

* If your child is going to turn 4 on or after September 1st, your child should be in the nursery until the first Sunday in September of this year.

* If you would like your 3 year-old to be in Jr. Church before he/she is supposed to be in Jr. Church, then you need to stay with your child during Jr. Church each Sunday until a leader says it is okay to leave.

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. Please take one home with you and check it out.