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November 17, 2019


119 Humbert Road
Markleton, PA 15551

November 17, 2019

The Words of Welcome
Items in the Life of the Church (Please sign the attendance pad)
The Call to Worship                                                               #573
The Prelude
*  The Gloria Patri                                                                      #9
*  A Moment of Silent Prayer
*  The Opening Hymn                                                             #458

“Fill My Cup, Lord”

*  The Prayer of Invocation
The Ministry of Music
The Morning Offering
*  The Doxology and Offertory Prayer
*  The Expression of Friendship
The Sharing of Joys and Concerns
* The Prayer Hymn                                                                  #469

“I Will Serve Thee”

* The Time of Prayer
The Scripture Lesson                                         Colossians 3:1-11
The Morning Message

The Importance of Words

 * The Closing Hymn                                                                #466

”Yes, Lord, Yes”

* The Benediction
* The Postlude
* Please stand if you’re able

Pastoral Staff

James L. Monticue – Senior Pastor   (926-4428)
Vince Show – Director of Children’s Ministries  (926-2386)

Our Thanks to the following for their services today

Downstairs Nursery                                   Melanie Monticue
Jr. Church Helper (8:15 Service)                 Jenn Gross
Jr. Church Helper (10:30 Service)             Karey Vough
Parking Lot Greeter                                   Dean Hay

Sunday, November 17, 2019
11:30 a.m.    –     Applefest Meeting in Library
7:00 p.m.      –     Evening Worship Service

Monday, November 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:00 p.m. – Judges Bible Study at FC

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Services

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. – Bell Practice
7:00 p.m. – Men’s Group Meeting at FC

Friday, November 22, 2019
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise

Offerings needed weekly to balance our budget $5,435.07

Offerings received last Sunday $5,654.05

Projects Offerings $608.00

There is a signup sheet out for anyone interested in joining the Church. Class sessions will be determined according to the schedules of those involved.

November 27 at 7:00 p.m. – Thanksgiving Eve Service at Church

December 1 – First Sunday in Advent

December 14 – Christmas Dinner

Volunteers are needed to help with the Festival of the Nativities and Symbols of Christmas Show on Sunday, December 8, 2019.  There are sign up sheets in the vestibule for helpers, musical talents, and cookies for refreshments.  More info will come in the next few weeks.

Preparations for the Rockwood Good News Club have begun!  If you would like to be a part of sharing God’s Word and love with the children of Rockwood Elementary, you can help with the after-school Good News Club!  You can help the following ways:  help during Club, prayer support or give financially to cover snack costs (there is a can on the table in the vestibule).  If you have questions, you can contact Hillary Whaley (814-352-3081) or Connie Pletcher.  Thank you for your continued support of the Rockwood Good News Club!

Shawls for Long Term Care Facility:  A need for shawls to help keep residents of the Patriot warm this winter has come up.  Shawls can be knit, crochet, sewn, or quilted and should be wide enough to comfortably fit around a person’s shoulders.  A box will be placed near the mailboxes to collect the shawls by December 15th (delivery will take place the following week). Feel free to contact Karey Vough with questions at (814)969-2817.

Trades of Hope Vendor Event at Mt Pleasant Church of God on December 14th from 10am until 2pm. There will be live music, free coffee and donuts for all who stop by!  Full list of vendors and a few examples of the beautiful handmade items for sake is on the bulletin board in the hall next to the mailboxes. Shop for Christmas and support artisans from different nations around the world!

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.

Marijka Tubbs
620 White Oak St.
Rockwood, Pa 15557

June Rugg
493 Jersey Hollow Rd.
Confluence, Pa 15424

Help an Angel in Shelter
Can you believe it is time to think about Christmas?! The Helping Hands Ministry is seeking donations for our yearly fundraiser for our local domestic violence shelter. 100% of the donations go to women and children living in the shelter for Christmas. Thank you for all the years of your support for this program that is such a blessing to those Angel’s in the shelter!

The Children’s  Christmas  play will be held on Sunday evening  December  22nd. We would love for your child to participate! Please sign up in the vestibule for children up through 7th grade. We will have short run through practices on December 1st and 8th…longer practices with lunch provided on the 15th and 22nd. No problem if you are unable to attend all practices! For any questions,  please  contact Heather Ream, Stacey Rosman or Angie Weaver.

Poinsettias – If you would like to order a poinsettia for the church, there is a signup sheet in vestibule. The cost is $7.50. See Georgiann Knepper for payment. December 1st is the last day to order.

Election Results

Elder –  Mark Lucas Allan Stahl
Deacon – Nick Faidley Josh Rosman
Deaconess – Renee’ Moore Heather Ream
Trustee-  Ed Engleka, Jake Vough
Clerk – Cathy Phillippi
Conference Delegates – Tom & Shirley Brougher
Alternates – Terry & Peggie Ream

Also passed was a constitutional change increasing the Trustees ability to spend up to $5000 without Council approval and Council’s ability to spend up to $10,000 without Congregational approval.


 * 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.


The Secret Sister’s Group has steadily declined over the years and it is in danger of falling to the wayside. The women who are left do not want this to happen. The gathering of women in fellowship is too great a blessing to allow this to happen! We have decided great changes are needed to build the Secret Sisters back up. We still intend to have a meal together once a year. We think November would be a better time before our busy Christmas schedule! We also will be concentrating on prayer and not presents. Will you join us for a meal and a meeting on November 3rd, 2019 at 1pm here at the church? Bring a covered dish and give voice to how you would like the Secret Sisters to evolve. Let’s come together as Sisters in Christ and build up one more area of Women’s Ministry within our church. We all need fellowship as Women and as Sisters in Christ. Let’s deepen our bonds of friendship and learn how we can more prayerfully and faithfully care for one another! Join us at 1pm on November 3rd downstairs in the social room!