To First Baptist Church of Kittanning

March 12, 2017

Second Sunday of Lent

Armstrong County Day of Prayer


  Welcome and Announcements

  Prepare to Worship                                       

  Call to Worship

Dedication of Maddox Dayne Anthony

* Song  # 98                                              “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

* Opening Prayer        

* The Lord’s Prayer

   Anthem               “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”                    Choir

   Kid’s Time                          

    Giving Back to God

* Song #668                                                              Doxology 

* Prayer of Dedication

* Song  # 429                                                            “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

   Message                              “Take a Walk”                     Rev. Mark Brady

   Scripture Lesson             1 Peter 2:  4 – 11a       Acts 1: 8

                                            {Page 1888 and 1691 of the pew Bible}

*Song          # 237                                                   “I Stand Amazed in the Presence

*Closing Prayer

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Everyone, please sign the Attendance Pad located at the left end of your pew.

Visitors please complete the blue visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate.

Nursery care for small children, a Preschool Time and Jr. Church following the Kids Sermon is provided.  Please ask one of our ushers or greeters for directions to those locations.

*Please stand if you are able

Prayer concerns:

Nancy Morris     Evelyn Smith    James Osborne     Joe Umbaugh      Bruce Dickey

New:  Ed Shuster

Shut-in:  Glenda Barton – Transitional Health Care, 555 S Main, Harrisville, PA 16038

Students: All of our children, youth and young adults during the school year.

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March is “Partners in Ministry Special Offering”.  Last year we collected

$ 665.00.  Last week we received $120.00.  Special envelopes are located in the pew racks for your convenience.

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Our child dedication today is Maddox Dayne Anthon,  the son of Matthew and Dayna Anthony, brother of Mason, and grandson of Thomas and Jackie Anthony.

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Sunday:  The Sunday Café  is set up for those who would like to have breakfast before Sunday School at 9:00-9:45 am.  All are welcome to partake.

Come and join one of our Sunday School Classes each Sunday…

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  We would love to have you study God’s Word with us.

The members of the Board of Christian Ed will meet directly after church for an important session in the Pre-School Church Room! ! !

Youth Meeting  12:00 noon – 2:00 pm  

Monday:  Outreach Meeting  7:00 pm

Tuesday:  ABW Executive Meeting   6:30 pm   “Love Gift Month”

               Kathy Palermo, host and devotion  

Community Lenten Service at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ – 333 N. McKean St.     Rev. Hal Haire, of the Free Methodist Church -speaker  7:00 pm

Wednesday:    Community Noon Lenten Service at Grace Presbyterian, Jefferson Street with Rev. Father Doug Dorula, speaker    12:00 noon

No JOY KIDS Meeting

Bible Study  6:30 pm    

                          Choir Practice  7:30 pm

Friday:    St. Patrick’s Day

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, March 19, 2017:  The JOY KIDS will meet from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm.  Lunch will be provided.  A change of play clothes is encouraged. JOY KIDS is for all children of the elementary age.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017:  First Baptist Church is responsible for the “Soup and Sandwich Lunch” at Grace Presbyterian for noon during the season of Lent.  Pastor Walt Marr will bring the message.  

Sunday, April 9, 2017:  All Church Family Luncheon and Children’s Easter Egg Hunt.  A sign up insert is enclosed in today’s bulletin.  Thanks.

Sunday, April 30, 2017:  FBC is responsible for the Clarion Association meeting here.  Meeting at 3:45 pm with supper following.  More details to come.

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The Library Book Table at the Hunter Hall entrance has been updated with a different selection of reading materials for the spring.  Please visit it soon.

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On Sunday, March 19, 2017 the family of

Sarah Goline is hosting a 90th Birthday Celebration here in Hunter Hall.  It will follow the worship service and will be a luncheon.  Everyone is invited to attend and express your birthday wishes to Sarah Goline.  A card shower is what the family anticipates so gifts are not expected.

Come down to Hunter Hall after worship and celebrate with us!  All are invited!  

(Sarah’s actual birthday is March 21st)


led by Arnold Moss

April 1, 2017

5 p.m.

Hunter Hall

First Baptist Church

Kittanning, PA

Tickets available March 5-22

$10 for adults

Free for children through age 12

Contact Chris Moss at 724-691-8759

E-mail chrismoss16201@gmail.com

A Passover Seder and meal sponsored by the Outreach Committee of the First Baptist Church of Kittanning will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in Hunter Hall. The Seder will be led by Arnold Moss. Tickets will be available from March 5-22 at a cost of $10 for adults. Children through age 12 are free to attend but must have a ticket. Seating is limited. Contact Chris Moss at 724-691-8759 or e-mail to chrismoss16201@gmail.com for information or tickets.

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You can help with the dinner by bringing one of the following:

_____2 dozen cookies (Macaroons are traditional; variety is nice)

_____fresh fruit platter

Your Name______________________________________


Number of Adults_____________Number of Children______

First Baptist 2017 Vacation Bible School

It’s not too early to volunteer!   

June 12 – 16

6:00 – 8:30 pm

See Michele Guthrie with your interest!

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If you are interested in Baptism, Membership or Child Dedication, please call Rev. Brady with your desire to participate in any of these steps in your walk with the Lord.  724-548-5236.

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We are working to revise the Church Prayer Chain list and would like individuals who are interested in praying for special needs and those ill or hospitalized within our congregation.  We invite men also to join our prayer chain so..If you are interested in volunteering or have the gift of intercession, please call and give your information to Linda Schrecengost at 724-763-9518 or

Sharon Claypoole at 724-763-3643 and they will include you on the prayer chain list.  Thank you.

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First Baptist Church

334 Arch Street,   Kittanning, PA  16201


Rev. Mark Brady – 724-548-5236

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Serving today…

Greeters        Sharon and Jack Claypoole

Worship Leader        Jamie Osbourne

Song Leader ……………….……        ……………………….Claire Osborne

Pianist………        ……Ray Hileman

Organist        Jennifer Hileman

Junior Church…        Erica Bowser

Nursery/Young Toddlers Attendant        …Tina Miller

Church Hour Preschool Room Teacher        Michele Guthrie

Pastor        Rev. Mark Brady

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Easter Flower Orders

Easter Lily                                                     $8.00      #_____

Hyacinth                                    $7.00     #_____

Tulip                                          $7.00     #_____

Daffodils                                    $7.00     #_____

                   Total number of flowers ordering:_____


Telephone Number:

Flowers in memory or honor of:

Amount enclosed:

All flower orders must be turned in to Susan Steim,

106 Spruce Lane, Kittanning, PA 16201 or

by placing this form in the offering plate in a separate envelope than your tithes and offerings by

Sunday, March 26th with payment in full.  

Please make checks payable to First Baptist Church.

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All Church Family Easter Luncheon

And Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Directly after worship service

Lunch and a program will be provided.

Please plan to join us with your family.

For answers to any questions, please see Michele Guthrie or Wendy Buzard.

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Please tear along here and place the bottom part in the offering plate today.

Family Name:_________________________

Number of Adults attending______________

Number of Children attending____________