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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING CHURCH CALENDAR No Bible Study This Week (resumes after Labor Day) August 17th, Nominations & Personnel Meeting 7PM at the Parsonage Next Breakfast: August 20th August 25th; 4:40—6:15 Food Bank at Catawissa First UMC Next UMW Meeting Sept 12, 6PM, Picnic at Becky Schlieder’s New Sunday School Class

Mt Zion United Methodist Church Catawissa, PA Pastor Chad Carter But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God  decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of  this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have  crucified the Lord of glory.  1 Corinthians 2:7‐9 

The adult SS class just began a study on Ecclesiastes. They meet at 9:30AM in the fellowship hall. This is a great time to start attending the Sunday Morning bible study! Pies & Cakes Needed Please consider donating a pie or a cake for the Catawissa Firemen’s Carnival. If you are able to do so, please see Ina. Back to School Party Aug 27th - (6:30PM) We are having a “Back to School” party at Kulp UMC. There will be a campfire, hot dogs, popcorn, crafts, and an outdoor movie!!! We will be collecting extra school supplies to help our neighbors who are without. We need volunteers to help with this event, please see Pastor Chad if you can help Help Needed! If you are interested in helping with the Children’s Christmas pageant please see Pastor Chad. We need help building sets, making costumes, organizing the children, prompting lines etc, etc. August Food Bank: Canned Vegetables and Cake Mixes Bible in One Year MONDAY Aug 15: 1 Sam 5&6; Romans 5; Jeremiah 43; Psalm 19 TUESDAY Aug 16: 1 Sam 7&8; Romans 6; Jeremiah 44; Psalm 20&21 WEDNESDAY Aug 17: 1 Sam 9; Romans 7; Jeremiah 45; Psalm 22 THURSDAY Aug 18: 1 Sam 10; Romans 8; Jeremiah 46; Psalm 23&24 FRIDAY Aug 19: 1 Sam 11; Romans 9; Jeremiah 47; Psalm 25 SATURDAY Aug 20: 1 Sam 12; Romans 10; Jeremiah 48; Psalm 26&27 SUNDAY Aug 21: 1 Sam 13; Romans 11; Jeremiah 49; Psalm 28&29

Don’t Keep It A Secret August 14, 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) Call to Worship (from Psalm 115:18)

“Don’t Keep It A Secret” Offering (We give our gifts to God)

So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently, if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.—Romans 12:5-8 NIV *Doxology ‘Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Leader: Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.

praise Him, all creatures here below; praise him above ye heavenly host;

Congregation: Let us bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord! *Opening Hymn 514 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” Sharing of Joys and Concerns for Prayer Invitation to Prayer, Hymn 496 “Sweet Hour of Prayer” 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.

1 Corinthians 2:6-9 (pg NT153)

praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.” *Closing Hymn 389 “Freely, Freely” Benediction Postlude The Acolyte will take the light of Christ into the world * please stand if it is comfortable for you to do so Pianist Becky Schlieder • Pastor Chad Carter (570) 356-7022 • • Find us on facebook (search “Catawissa Parish”)

The Children are dismissed for Children’s Church in the basement


ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING CHURCH CALENDAR No Bible Study This Week (resumes after Labor Day) August 17th, Nominations & Personnel Mee...