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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING CHURCH CALENDAR Bible Study Wed Night 7PM at Kulp UMC Next Breakfast: May 21st Children’s Carnival: May 21st 12:00-2:30PM at St. Paul’s UMC Youth and Jr. Youth Group: May 22nd at the Parsonage June 25th, Soup Kitchen at Wesley UMC UMW The next UMW meeting will be June 6th, and the purpose will be to get the basement ready for the rummage sale. Also, the July meeting will be July 11th.

Mt Zion United Methodist Church Catawissa, PA Pastor Chad Carter “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who  was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD.  For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my  petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to  the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD.”   1 Samuel 1:26‐28 

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 Children’s Carnival Please sign up to help with the carnival. The signup sheet is in on the table.

May Food Bank: Peanut Butter & Canned Fruit Bible in One Year MONDAY May 9: Num 17&18; Psalm 55; Isaiah 7; James 1 TUESDAY May 10: Num 19; Psalm 56&57; Isaiah 8; James 2 WEDNESDAY May 11: Num 20; Psalm 58&59; Isaiah 9; James 3 THURSDAY May 12: Num 21; Psalm 60&61; Isaiah 10; James 4 FRIDAY May 13: Num 22; Psalm 62&63; Isaiah 11; James 5 SATURDAY May 14: Num 23; Psalm 64&65; Isaiah 12; 1 Peter 1 SUNDAY May 15: Num 24; Psalm 66&67; Isaiah 13; 1 Peter 2

“Hannah Praying for a Baby” by Ian Nevius

Everyone’s Story Begins With A Mother May 8, 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!

“Everyone’s Story Starts With A Mother”

1 Samuel 1:1-20 (page OT233)

Offering (We give our gifts to God) Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.—II Corinthians 9:6

Welcome and announcements *Doxology Prelude (the gift of music helps us to prepare our hearts for worship)

‘Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;

Lighting of the candles (the flame represents the presence of the Holy Spirit)

praise him above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.”

Call to Worship (from 1 Samuel) Leader: “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.” Congregation: “Lord, Let your servant find favor in your eyes.”

*Closing Hymn 732 “Come, We That Love the Lord” Benediction

*Opening Hymn 557 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” Postlude Music ministry of the choir The Acolyte will take the light of Christ into the world Sharing of Joys and Concerns for Prayer * please stand if it is comfortable for you to do so Invitation to Prayer, Hymn 645 “O Perfect Love” Pianist Becky Schlieder • Pastor Chad Carter 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. Children’s Message The children are invited to come up front with Pastor Chad

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