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Bulletin for First Church, January 21 and 22, 2023

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HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?

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Please do not publish my prayer request.

I HAVE A PRAISE THIS WEEK! IT IS:

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WE ARE ASKED TO PRAY FOR:

Zack Sutton, Larry Young, David, First Church, Judy, Samantha, Gunter,

Vickie, Michael, Brooke, Logan, Mary Jean’s mom, Sara, Helen, those

struggling with addiction, the Buremans, churches worldwide, our nation’s

political system, Mike, David Erskine, Rose, Joyce, Rich and Dee, Regina,

Carey, Jeff, Tyler, Vanessa, Nick, Rick and Patti Eisenhuth, Wes Shirley, Bill,

Kay, Toni, Marcia and Dave, Wednesday small groups, family, Ruthann,

Gina, Jefferson, Linda’s niece, Baby Adeline, those who are sick, Banding

Together Bible study, Tony and Phillip Cuccaro, Ryan’s family, Jake

Worsley, Jack Mayfield, the Fulmer family, Steven, Joe, Terry Doller, Janice

Doller, the Walter Smith family, the Spithaler family, the Sandy Sasone family,

Tina Claypoole, Kay and Judy Roxberry, Judy Wagner, Karen Smith,

Margie Helgert, Sue Spiffy, Debbie Monteleone, Russel Forsythe, Tom Uber,

Easton Hodak, Cristy Luayne Rape, Pat Rape, Elizabeth Rape, Nanna

Carr, Mike Kennedy, Toni Damico, Julie Rincon, Bonnie Baker, Jim Jordan,

Donnie, Dan, Nick, Matt and Angie, Bill and Diana Sloan, Mike Winkler,

Jerry Harris, Steve, Leanne, Stephanie, Sam, Bernie, Verity, Sharon, Doug,

Miranda, Erma Jean, Kaya, Beverly, Adam, Joyce, Bill, Steve Rodgers,

Martha Morrison, Dena, Linda, Barb McConnell, Toni

UPCOMING CHANGE TO THE PRAYER REQUESTS IN THE BULLETIN

Beginning the first weekend of February, the prayer requests in the bulletin will

no longer include the last name. The bulletin is a part of our website, and it is

difficult for the church to know who has given permission for their name to be

publicly released in that context. As a protection for all involved, first names

only will be printed. Intercessory prayer and staff will still use the full names as a

part of their prayer time.

WANT TO RECEIVE TEXT UPDATES FROM FIRST CHURCH?

A couple of times per week we send out text updates to those that have signed up

to receive texts from First Church. Would you like to receive texts? It’s easy to sign

up! Text the word CONNECT to phone number (724) 246-6816, and we’ll take it from

there!

WHAT’S COMING UP?

• FUSION AT SKATE CASTLE: Sunday, January 29, 2 - 4 pm. Contact Willie at

wwashington@butlerfumc.com with any questions.

• ROOTS: Sunday, January 29 at 5 - 7 pm, Rt. 8 Campus

• PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR: Sunday, February 12, 12 pm, Rt. 8 Campus

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JANUARY 21 AND 22, 2023

Welcome!

SATURDAY SERVICES

6 pm, Downtown Campus, 200 E. North St.

7 pm, God’s Country, Rt. 8 Campus, 1802 N Main St. Ext.

SUNDAY SERVICES

9:15 am, Downtown Campus

9:15 am, Downtown Children’s Ministry

Welcome!

10:30 am, Downtown Adult Sunday School

10:30 am, Crossfire, Rt. 8 Campus

10:30 am, Crossfire Children’s Ministry

CHURCH OFFICE

200 E. North St, Butler, PA 16001

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm

724.283.6160 : www.butlerfumc.com

David Janz, Sr. Pastor .......................... djanz@butlerfumc.com

Tom Holman, Pastor ....................... tholman@butlerfumc.com


ROOTS (GRADES 3 - 6)

There will be a Roots gathering on Sunday, January 29, 5 - 7 pm, Rt. 8 Campus,

for 3rd through 6th graders. Breakfast is what’s for dinner, and the focus

will be on prayer. Contact Suzie with any questions at sasa@butlerfumc.com.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY 5TH SUNDAY

During the Crossfire service on January 29 all children are invited to a childrens

moment before their ususal small groups. Children should be checked

in between 10:15 and 10:25 and then we will gather in the sanctuary to start.

After the children’s moment the PreK-2nd grade children will go to the kids

wing. 3rd--6th grade will then enjoy worship with their families.

CHILDREN’S EASTER MUSICAL MEETINGS

Aspiring thespians! K and older are invited to join us as we begin to prepare

for an Easter musical. An initial interest meeting will be held on January 29

in Room 1-2 at 11:30, Rt. 8 kids wing. The performance will be held on Palm

Sunday, April 2, 5 pm at the Rt. 8 Campus. Children will meet weekly at Rt. 8

from 11:30 -12:30 to practice. Contact sasa@butlerfumc.com with questions.

PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR

Are you newer to First Church and want to know more about First Church?

Or, are you interested in becoming a member and have questions? Pastor

David would love to sit down with you over pizza and answer any questions

you may have. Join us on Sunday, February 12 at noon at the Rt. 8 Campus.

RSVP at www.butlerfumc.com/pizza.

MISSIONS APPLICATIONS DUE SOON!

Have you ever wanted to go on a mission trip? FUMC is excited to announce

that there will be 3 opportunities for work in the missions field next summer:

• Proyecto Alas, Talanga, Honduras, June 11-18, 2023. Applications due

Jan 22, 2023. Team leader: Wendy Edwards

• The Center- Stockton, CA June 24-July 1, 2023. Applications due Jan 22,

2023. Team Leader: Randy Kruger

• Mission Week at Fishbone: July 23-28. Sign-ups will be held this spring.

Missions is an awesome opportunity to dive deeper into the Holy Spirit’s calling.

Please feel free to talk to past members of mission teams or Deb Kruger,

Mission Chair and Team Coordinator for more information.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that First Church hosts a suicide support group twice per

month? I Rise To Save Lives meets on the first and fourth Monday evenings

from 6 - 7:30 pm in the lower level of the Downtown Campus. This support

group serves as a safe space for those who have lost a loved one to suicide

and are struggling with the grieving process. Each week focuses on a different

topic to aid in support and healing. The group is led by licensed psychotherapist,

Kristie Knights. For additional information or questions please

do not hesitate to call or text Kristie at (724) 816-7431. For more information

or for information to attend, check out https://www.irisetosavelives.com/

resources/support-groups/.

WORSHIP THIS WEEKEND

THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE: THANKSLIVING

THIS WEEKEND’S SCRIPTURE: LUKE 17:11-19

This is the parable of the ten lepers, unique to Luke’s gospel. It suggests that

for Luke, a key dimension of experiencing the fullness of what Jesus is here to

offer is gratitude. The word faith in verse 19 is “pistis” – and one definition of that

word is action that flows from trust. So here the Samaritan is being praised by

Jesus because he trusted in what Jesus said and acted on it by presenting himself

to the priests to be healed. But the declaration of being made well (sozo)

– whole and healed – comes only because he recognized the gift he received,

and returned to give thanks

TAKING IT HOME SCRIPTURES

Our Banding Together journal readings for the week ahead are:

MONDAY, January 23 ........................................ Luke 23

TUESDAY, January 24......................................... Luke 24

WEDNESDAY, January 25.................................. Acts 1; Ps. 9

THURSDAY, January 26...................................... Acts 2

FRIDAY, January 27 ........................................... Acts 3; Ps. 10

SATURDAY, January 28..................................... Acts 4; Ps. 11

SUNDAY, January 29......................................... Acts 5

#LOVEYOURNEIGHBOR AT BROAD STREET ELEMENTARY

We are excited to partner with Broad Street Elementary School by collecting

Valentine’s Day bags for each of their 220 students. Grab a bag (or two!) at

the church and fill it with a sweet treat, a salty snack, and a personalized card

reminding them that they are special! (Please avoid including any type of nuts

in your bag due to potential allergies.) Return the bags on the weekends of

February 4-5 and 11-12 and contact Alex at aevanoff@butlerfumc.com with

any questions.

JANUARY 21 AND 22, 2023

Change in contact information

Name ____________________________________

Address__________________________________

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City_________________________ State________

Phone (_____) _____________________________

E-mail ____________________________________

I attended:

I am a:

6 pm, Saturday

7 pm, God’s Country

9:15 am, Downtown

10:30 am, Crossfire

First-Time Guest

Second-Time Guest

Regular Attender

Member

I heard about First Church from:

My next step is to::

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please place this card in the offering box or

hand it in at the welcome center before you

leave. Thank you!

A friend invited me

Social media

I have been watching online

WBUT

Other ______________________

Begin a relationship with Jesus

Join a small group

Serve In ministry

Help First Church as needed

Tell my transformation story

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