Sunday August 15, 2021
9:00am - Sunday school classes at the church. (There is no children's Sunday School.)
10:15am - Combined Blended Worship in the Sanctuary
12:30pm - Church Picnic at Pine Pavilion at Caledonia State Park
The picnic is catered, and table service provided. All you are asked to bring is your appetite and a lawn chair.
COVID19 Protocol Update
Because Franklin county has moved into the High category of COVID transmission, First Church leadership asks that congregants wear masks while inside the building per CDC recommendation. This is recommended NOT mandated. We understand that individuals have varied feelings on masks.
Movie Night at the Park
Join us at Memorial Park Band Shell on Saturday, August 21st at 8:00 PM for the family film, “Raya and the Last Dragon”. Invite friends to the movie and to worship Sunday as we look at the film’s theme of trust in worship.
View the service later! You can watch any of our services on our YouTube channel. Just search for First United Methodist Church Chambersburg or click the link above.
We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).
We are asking folks not to mail donations through the US Postal service. Please hand-deliver them to the church, because we are having issues with receiving mail. We also have online giving available as well. Thank you for blessing us!
In Worship August 15, 2021:
Pastor - Rev. Steven M. Livermore
Organ - Diaconal Minister of Music: Linda A. Peppernick
Reader - Rachel Gotwald
Soloist - Justine Stevens
First UMC Praise Team
Chancel Choir The Annual Chancel Choir picnic will be held Wednesday, August 25 at 6:00 pm at the home of Tom and Penny Buckus, 225 Meadow Lane. Please bring a covered dish to share. In case of rain, the picnic will be canceled.
Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-375-8011).
200th Anniversary – 2022 will mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of First Church. We are looking for interested individuals to be part of the committee planning our celebrations. Please contact Pastor Steve at email@example.com if you would like to help.
Flowers August 15, 2021
This morning's altar flowers are placed to glorify God In honor of grandson Wyatt's birthday. Given by Judy Paes.
If you would like to place flowers on that date call Vikki Eckert at 419 632 4653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYER, PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
"I am the Lord that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26 KJV
Healing for Carel Fish
Healing for Dave Kauffman
Bev Rensch – healing
Healing for John Parson
Pray for those having to work in the heat
Pray for those dealing with fire in the west and Canada
Pray for water shortage in the west
Pray for those traveling for work or vacation
Pray for those who will be attending Loss of a Spouse on 8/30
Continued prayers for Postal Service
Prayers for those facing life struggles -
- Vickie Leisher
- Bev Rensch
- Barb Armstrong
- Deb Ewing
- Shirley Jones
- Kathy Beaston
- Linda Leidig
- Evelyn Jones
Praise and Thanksgiving
Praise for the goodness of God our Father!
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).