Greeters: Arlene Van Riper
Liturgist: Ron Moore
Junior Church (8:30) Mary Kelly (10:45) TBA
Nursery (Birth-2 yr.): Marty Meissner Pre-School (3-4 yr.): Open
Computer Operator: (8:30) Haring/Raab (10:45) Spiece/Murray/Bates/Haines
Tellers: Terrie McKinley, Betty Jo Borzick
Ushers: Joan Spiece, Sandy Davies, Corey Murray, Peggy Linderman
Flowers: Debbie & Stan Wolczyk In Memory of Mary E. Wolczk
Coffee Hour: Laity Luncheon catered by Make It Special (gluten free options)
Greeters: The Bachrach Family
Liturgist: Denise Barton
Junior Church (8:30) (10:45)
Nursery (Birth-2 yr.): Keim/Wynn/Vanderwerf Pre-School (3-4 yr.): Open
Computer Operator: (8:30) Haring/Raab (10:45) Spiece/Murray/Bates/Haines
Tellers: Trish Richards, Lori Corbett
Ushers: Edith Northacker, Maggie Shick, Dot Shantz, Jean Domin
Flowers: Laura & Bob McKissic In Honor of their 60th Anniversary
Coffee Hour: The Bachrach and Danzig Families (gluten free options)
Monday 10/13
6:30 PM – Girl Scout Troop 4847 (G 1-3 Room)
7:15 PM – Bible Study (Green Room)
Tuesday 10/14
11:30 AM - B.U.S. Luncheon (Café)
6:30 PM – Coventry Community Chorus (Fellowship Hall)
Thursday 10/16
11 AM – 5 PM - UMM Soup and Hoagie Sale (Kitchen)
6:30 PM – Praise Worship Rehearsal
7:15 PM – Choir Rehearsal
Saturday 10/18
4 PM – WINGS Church Hayride & Campfire at Camp Innabah
Sunday 10/19
8:30 AM – Praise Worship
9:30 AM– Sunday School for All Ages
10:45 AM – Worship
Bethel United
“Growing in
Christ together,
sharing God’s
love with
Thank you for
worshipping with
us today.
Enlarged copies of
this bulletin are
available from the
Children are
welcome to remain
throughout the
service or they
may take
advantage of our
nursery or
Children’s Church.
952 Bethel Church Road Spring City, PA 19475 610 495-6807
Pastor Jacqueline Hines Pastor’s Phone: 610 495-5070
Pastor’s Email: [email protected]
Secretary: Barb Hanlon Office Phone: 610 495-6807
Office Email: [email protected]
Organist: Jessica Bennett Sextons: Chris and Paul Long
Bethel Christian Preschool
Director: Janet Hunter Phone: 610 495-6807 Preschool Email:
[email protected] Website:
Order of Worship
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Laity Sunday
Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:45 AM
Bethel United Methodist Church seeks to be a church that fulfills the spiritual
needs of the community, shows God’s love to all and serves God in all it does.
Fanfare, The Chiming Hour and Lighting of the Candles (in silence)
Prayer of Meditation Here I am, God. Send me!
*Opening Hymn Medley
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” (v 1, chorus,chorus)
“Standing on the Promises” (v 1, chorus)
“The Steadfast Love of the Lord (sung once)
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (v1, chorus)
L. We open our hearts, O Lord God,
C. to feel your unending steadfast love.
L. We open our ears, O Lord God,
C. to hear the mighty things you have done and are doing in our midst.
L. We open our eyes, O Lord God,
C. to observe justice and righteousness.
L. We open our minds, O Lord God,
C. to remember our deliverance from evil. Amen
Welcome and Announcements
Hymn UMH #396 “O Jesus I have Promised” (verses 1, 4)
Opening Prayer
Almighty God, we open our service today seeking your help. Help us think
the right kinds of thoughts. Help us think about things that are true and
honorable, things that are just, pure, and pleasing in your sight. Help us
focus on things that are commendable, things that are excellent and worthy
of praise. There is so much in life that is unjust and ugly, but we have
gathered in your name this day to commit ourselves to following your
paths—paths of justice and mercy, paths that are worthy of your calling.
Special Music – Jennifer Rowley
“Masterpiece” Craig Patty and Brent Alan Henderson
Andrew Caiden Rowley
Prayer of Illumination
Lord, it is such a gift to be able to quiet our minds that we might hear you
speak to us. Let your word soak into the depths of us. Amen.
Children’s Message Pastor Hines
FWS #2233 “Where Children Belong”
Scripture Lesson Hebrews 11.1-3, 17-23, 32-34
Laity Sunday Val Romberg, Messenger
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
UMH #349 “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
*Passing of the Peace (ushers please come forward as people are seated)
Offering “ A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself
be refreshed ” (Prov. 11:25, NIV).
*Doxology UMH#694 “Come Ye Thankful People, Come” (verse 2)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn
UMH #715 “Rejoice the Lord Is King” (verses 1, 3)
*indicates please stand if able
8:30 AM Praise Worship
9:30 AM Sunday School
10:45 AM Worship
October 12, 2014
Worship Attendance: 92 Sunday School Attendance: 39
Giving Last Week: $6659.67 Amount Needed per Week: $3535 Building Fund:
VBS Wrap Up Meeting – will be held TODAY, Sunday, October 12th after second
service at about 12 noon in the Board Room. Share suggestions, improvements,
successes and set the date for next year. Donated to Nutrition Mission was
Soup and Hoagie Sale – Thursday, October 16th with pick up between 11AM5PM. Chicken Corn Soup $5.50 Italian, Ham or Turkey Hoagies $4 each
Sponsored by the United Methodist Men to benefit the Spring City Food Pantry.
Order deadline is Sunday, October 12th. Order forms are in the lobby.
B.U.S. Bethel United Seniors will meet on Tuesday, October 14th at 11:30 AM.
Bring a covered dish and enjoy “Up from the Fiery Furnace” presented by
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Park.
Hayride, Campfire and Fun - Sponsored by WINGS Committee on Saturday,
October 18th from 4-8 PM at Camp Innabah Day Use Area. Sign up in the
narthex by October 12th. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family. Please bring
chips, raw veggies or fruit; camp chair, flashlight and friends. WINGS will
provide hot dogs, drinks, ingredients for s’mores, and blankets for around the
Crop Walk for Hunger – Needed, walkers, sponsors and volunteers. This year’s
Crop Walk will take place on Sunday, October 19th at 1:15 PM at the First UCC
on Chestnut Street in Spring City PA. Look for more information in the bulletin
and Banner. See Sonia Kulp for a sponsor kit or more information.
Safe Sanctuary – New Pennsylvania laws redefine a mandated reporter. All
volunteers who work with children need to attend the district workshop on
Saturday, October 25th at Cedarville UMC from 9 AM – Noon. Contact the
church office to register.
Bids for Construction - anyone interested in bidding should send a notice to
Nathan Fry at [email protected]
Campaign I Building Fund - $200,000. Total commitments through the end of
September are $185,704.91 with $40,305.81 received, or 22% of commitments
are paid. We need $14,000 more to reach our Campaign I Building Fund Goal!
“Believe” Website – For all the latest news on the Building Campaign see the website.
“Bethel Believe” Prayer - Dear Lord, We ask that you continue to guide us
through the renovation project of your church and the capital campaign
required to fund it. Open our hearts so we may hear your voice as you direct
us as to what our part in the process should be. In your holy name. Amen.
Coming Up at Bethel UMC
Wednesday, November 12th BUMC Charge Conference 6:30 PM at Bethel
East Coventry Union of Churches Services
Sunday, Nov. 23rd Thanksgiving Service at St.Vincent UCC 6:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 30th Advent Service at Bethel UMC 6:30 PM
UMW Reading Group –will meet Monday, October 27th at 1 PM.
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser – Tuesday, October 21st from 9
AM to 11 PM at all Boscov’s locations. Your shopping pass gives you 25% off your
purchases. Shopping passes for $5 available from Betty Jo Borzick and Peggy
The Nurture Committee invites you to participate in Special Themed Coffee
Hours. On Sunday, October 26th bring orange colored snacks and pumpkin
treats. And anytime you want to sponsor a Coffee Hour you are welcome to
sign up in the narthex.
SOMETHING NEW! “Walk in the Light” is a WINGS organized activity for the
whole Bethel family along with any friends you want to invite! A different
location will be announced each month for everyone to take a walk-a great
time to socialize, get exercise, and enjoy God’s creation! October’s location is
the East Coventry Township park on Elliswoods Rd which includes a level cinder
walking circle and/or a “nature trail” in the woods. Kids will also enjoy the
playground. The date is Oct 26th 3:00PM. No sign-up, just show up! Need a
ride? Let Pastor Hines know!
Charge Conference –is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30 PM.
Please send digital or copy-ready reports to the office by Monday, November
Youth Rally – in Ocean City MD January 9-11, 2015. Contact Elaine O’Connor
for more information. [email protected] 610 469-6974
Ministry to Our College Students - Addresses and address changes for college
students are needed so we can keep in touch. Leave info in the church office
or give to Jeanne Haring. Thank you.
Confirmation 2015 – Parents of children who are at least in sixth grade please
let Pastor Hines know if you plan to participate in the 2015 Confirmation Class.
Mark your Calendar – for the East Coventry Union of Churches Thanksgiving
Service to be held at St. Vincent UCC on Sunday, November 23rd at 6:30 PM.
Newly installed Pastor Ray Jochowski (pronounced Ju-husky) will be preaching.
The ECUC Advent Service will be held at Bethel UMC on the following Sunday,
November 30th at 6:30 PM. We will be blessed to hear the most beautiful
music, combining the hearts and talents of each church in the ECUC.
Giant Cards –Don’t forget Giant Gift Cards make great and easy gifts. They
in 5-10-20-25-50 and 100 dollar denominations. Sign up on the 1st and 2nd
Sunday and receive your card on the 3rd Sunday.
Junior Church- Adult leaders are needed to lead Junior Church during the 8:30
and 10:45 services. Sign up sheets are in the hallway outside the classroom.
There are several curriculum guides in the cabinet in the classroom or you can
design your own lesson. Teenagers can act as helpers or two adults can do a
lesson together. Please contact Amy Keller or Mary Kelly with any questions or
concerns. Thank you!
Prayer chain - call Peggy Linderman 610-323-0841 or Barb Moore 610-495-7775
with your prayer requests. If after two weeks, you would like your prayer
request to continue, please contact the chain again and we will continue to
hold your request in prayer.
Prayers of Celebration, Thanksgiving, and Petition
Give thanks and pray for persons celebrating birthdays this week: Theresa
Allen, Mary Grace Keller, Megan Daubert, Jenny Romberg, Katie Romberg,
Millie Stauffer, Robert Parke, Jennifer Yergey, Rebecca Guest, Martha
Meissner, Charles Vincente, Lauren Davidheiser, Chelsea Moore, Logan
Congratulations to: the Weikel’s grandson who was lead soloist in the annual
cavalcade; the Meissner’s grandson, Liam Conway, for winning the OJR PAC-10
race against Boyertown; Aubrey Bates whose successful completion of the
Dewees Grant yielded $2400 for audio assistance for worship.
Thanks to: Rob Hanlon for delivering blankets made by Bethel’s friend , Lois,
to the Spanish Health Ministry; Chuck Speicher and the Nurture Committee for
a fabulous Rally Day Celebration and luncheon.
Pray for those who are ill, homebound, receiving treatment or recovering
from illness or surgery: Marian Bilger; Mary Tyson, rehab; Dot Shantz,
recuperating; Larue Ewers, Kay Hetrick, Bob Mauer; Gene Barton; Don Pick;
Harrison Groman; Doug Kutz; Ronald Hopson; Harry Forbes is now living at the
Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, PO Box 319, Hollidaysburg PA 16648; Rhonda
Maxwell (lung surgery); Kruna Kovach; Laura McKissic; Russell Bush; Dick
Shantz; Alice Collins; Millie Stauffer; Ruth Peterman; Jeanette Horvath (parent
of Cheryl Emery); Marty Hale; the Meissner’s niece who has had a recurrence of
cancer; family and friends struggling with addiction; physical and emotional
well being.
Other prayer needs: Military personnel; employment concerns of members,
family and friends. Family and friends who mourn the loss of… Donna Kunsch’s
father, Bill Blatt; Mary Parke’s sister, Irene Bowers; Trish Richards’ sister,
Gloria Jean Henry; Paul Long’s sister, Joyce Ottinger; Diane Raab’s father, Ray
Clites; Susan Woods’ grandmother; Elaine Richardson; Dr. John Peterman; Chet
(singing & devotions too!)
Sat Oct 18th 4:00 – 8:00
Camp Innabah Day Use Area
712 Pughtown Rd, Spring City PA