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February 18, 2024

119 Humbert Road
Markleton, PA 15551

February 18, 2024

The Words of Welcome and Items in the Life of the Church
The Prelude
*  The Call to Worship
*  The Song of Preparation                                               #17

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Verse 1

*  A Moment of Silent Reflection and Prayer
*  The Opening Hymn                                                        #3

“Come, Thou Almighty King”

*  The Prayer of Invocation
The Ministry of Music
The Morning Offering
*  The Doxology
*  The Offertory Prayer
*  The Expression of Friendship
The Sharing of Joys and Concerns
* The Prayer Hymn                                                         #623

“I Must Tell Jesus”
Verse 1

* The Time of Prayer
The Scripture Lesson   Genesis 2:15-17 & 3:1-7, Matthew 4:1-11
The Morning Message

“Giving IT Up:  Control”

* The Closing Hymn                                                         #468

“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

* 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)

Our Thanks to the following for their services today

Downstairs Nursery     Georgiann Knepper, Bev Pletcher & Brandy Rogers

Sunday, February 18, 2024
11:30 a.m. – Security Committee Meeting in the library
6:00 p.m. – Youth Group

Monday, February 19, 2024
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
12:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Services at FC

Friday, February 23, 2024
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
6:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Sunday, February 25, 2024
6:00 p.m. – Youth Group

Offerings needed weekly to balance our budget – $5,748.65
Offerings received last Sunday – $9,777.00
Church Projects Offerings – $456.00
Last Sunday’s Attendance – 126
Last Sunday’s SS Attendance – 85

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.

Ron Irwin
759 Creek Rd.
Meyersdale, PA  15552

Charlie & Coral Lee Kreger
5668 Kingwood Rd.
Markleton, PA  15551

Easter Flowers are for sale for $8.50 each, tulips and lilies.  There is a signup sheet in vestibule.  March 17 is the last day to order.  Please see Heather Hostetter for payment.

Opportunity to Give:  There is a container in the vestibule for donations to Avant Ministries.  Parker Schroeder shared with us about this program in Juno, Alaska.

Somerset County’s 11th Annual Blooms of Hope Sunday will be March 17th.  Last year $16,551.00 was raised to help families in Somerset County dealing with cancer.  Please help us beat last year’s total by purchasing a Daffodil Bunch or Potted Miniature Daffodils.   There is a signup sheet in the vestibule.  Please have orders and money into Kurt Miller by Sunday, February 25th.

Wild Game Dinner
The Kingwood Church of God WILD GAME DINNER will be held Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Fellowship Center.  Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are available from Brad Pletcher, Oran Knopsnyder, Jeff Peck and Nick Faidley.  There is no charge for a ticket – you MUST have a ticket to attend.  We encourage you to bring a covered dish of your “favorite wild game” or a vegetable or salad to share.  There is a sign-up sheet in the church vestibule for those who would like to bring a mount for the display.  There will be a guest speaker and door prizes.

There is a youth group meal calendar signup sheet for February, March and April in the vestibule.

We are looking for a person who would be interested in picking up and taking home students for Youth Group in the new year.  Clearances are needed, but can be easily obtained, if not already in place.  Please talk to Karey Vough, if you’re interested.

The Super Seniors annual breakfast meeting will be March 14th at 9:30 a.m. at Eat-n-Park. We will be having our meeting in their new meeting room. Come and enjoy a good breakfast and hear about what is being planned for this year. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule. The room is limited to 50 people, so sign up quick!!

The Youth and Children’s Ministry will be having a Family Movie Night on Friday, March 1 at the Fellowship Center.  A Boardwalk inspired dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the movie, Soul Surfer (rated PG) will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Invite your family and friends!  And remember to B.Y.O. BEACH CHAIR!  If you have any questions, contact Tim & Lindsay Latuch at    814-233-6978.  Sign up sheet is in the vestibule! (not necessary to come) We’re also accepting COOKIE donations!  Please sign up in the vestibule if you would like to donate cookies for this event!  Cookies can be dropped off in the Fellowship Center or church kitchen by Friday, March 1 by 1:00 p.m.

Storage Building – The church’s small storage building will be sold by sealed bid.  If you are interested, please include your name, phone number and bid amount in a sealed envelope.  Bids must be submitted to Cheryl Pletcher, Church Treasurer by March 15, 2024.  If you are the successful bidder, the building must be moved by April 1, 2024.

March 21st, 5:30 p.m. – Meeting held in the CHURCH LIBRARY.  Work Group for General Conference Review documents.  Includes, Elders, Deacons, Deaconesses, Trustees, Church Treasurer, Church Clerk & Pastors.

April 13th, 9:00 a.m. (Saturday) Meeting held in the CHURCH LIBRARY.  Review of church constitution and by-laws.  Elders, Church Clerk, & Pastors.


Giving IT Up
February 18, 2024

Genesis 2:15-17 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.

Genesis 3:1-7 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Matt. 4:1-11 1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.



Where have you tried to _______ _________ in your life?

Where have you worked to __________ _________?

As you look at Jesus ________  ___  ___  what is He saying to you about ________? What do you hear from him?

What will you do about what you hear God saying? How will you act in obedience?



  • 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.