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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING CHURCH CALENDAR Bible Study Wed Night 7PM at Kulp UMC Youth and Jr. Youth Group: TODAY at the Parsonage 2:00PM Administrative Council, June 2nd at 7PM Red Cross Blood Bank, June 2nd at Mt. Zion UMC 2:00-6PM June 6th, UMW Meeting, 7PM June 25th, Soup Kitchen at Wesley UMC 9:30AM Next Breakfast: June 18th

Mt Zion United Methodist Church Catawissa, PA Pastor Chad Carter

[Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Want to Join Mt. Zion? On July 10th we will be baptizing babies and receiving new members. If you would like to become a member at Kulp church please see Pastor Chad! UMW The next UMW meeting will be June 6th. Due to the July 4th holiday, the July meeting will be the 2nd Monday in July (July 11th) and the purpose will be to get the basement ready for the rummage sale. Bulletin Picture! Hey kids, I need help designing the front of the bulletin! To help, just read a story from the bible and draw a picture about that story. Get it to Pastor Chad and I will make sure to use it. Thanks to Lauren Rose (KP) for drawing today’s cover May Food Bank: Peanut Butter & Canned Fruit

Bible in One Year MONDAY May 23: Num 32; Psalm 77; Isaiah 23; 1 John 2 TUESDAY May 24: Num 33; Psalm 78; Isaiah 24; 1 John 3 WEDNESDAY May 25: Num 34; Psalm 79; Isaiah 25; 1 John 4

Doubting Thomas by Caravaggio

THURSDAY May 26: Num 35; Psalm 80; Isaiah 26; 1 John 5 FRIDAY May 27: Num 36; Psalm 81; Isaiah 2 John SATURDAY May 28: Num 37; Psalm 82; Isaiah 28; 3 John SUNDAY May 29: Num 38; Psalm 83&84; Isaiah 29; Jude

Stop denying and BELIEVE!!! May 22, 2011

Welcome to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church! We are glad to have you worshipping with us this morning. If you are visiting with us, please fill out the visitor card and place it in the offering. We want to know who is worshipping with us, and who you are! Welcome and announcements Prelude (the gift of music helps us to prepare our hearts for worship) Lighting of the candles (the flame represents the presence of the Holy Spirit)

“Stop Denying and Believe”

John 20:24-28 (page NT107)

Offering (We give our gifts to God) He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his donkey, took him to the inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’—Luke 10: 34-35 NIV *Doxology ‘Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;

Call to Worship (from John 20)

praise him above ye heavenly host;

Leader: Jesus is calling us to see his hands, touch his side. He is calling us to stop denying Him and BELIEVE! Congregation: “My Lord, and My God!”

praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.” *Closing Hymn 453 “More Love To Thee”

*Opening Hymn 191 “Jesus Loves Me” Benediction Music ministry of the choir Postlude Sharing of Joys and Concerns for Prayer The Acolyte will take the light of Christ into the world Invitation to Prayer, Hymn 314 “In The Garden” * please stand if it is comfortable for you to do so Pastoral Prayer, closed with the Lord’s Prayer in Unison Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. The Children are dismissed for Children’s Church in the basement

Pianist Becky Schlieder • Pastor Chad Carter (570) 356-7022 Find us on facebook (search “Catawissa Parish”)


[Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas...