Sunday September 12, 2021
9:00am - Worship at Memorial Park Bandshell
10:00am - Sunday School
11am - Traditional service in sanctuary
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.
We are also again encouraging social distancing in the sanctuary and in the FLC.
Get Ready for Fall!
Download the Church Center App by Planning Center for quick signups to events, studies, and groups.
Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!
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 Traditional Worship:
Pastor - Steven M. Livermore
Organist - Diaconal Minister of Music: Linda A. Peppernick
Reader - Linda Peppernick
Flowers are placed this morning to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Sharon Hoover who would have celebrated her birthday today. Given by Bobbi and Steve Gillespie.
Important Note regarding upcoming events:
Anyone planning any church events please make sure you contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!
Chancel Choir-Practice is held Wednesday nights at 7:00. All singers welcomed! Contact Diaconal Minister Linda Peppernick at email@example.com
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.
Evening Bible Studies We are planning evening study opportunities for the fall. To date these classes are being planned:
Intergenerational Study -Interested in making connections between faith and real life? In building intergenerational relationships within the church? Consider joining this discussion-based Bible study at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month. Study is designed for youth Grade 7 or higher in the company of their parents. All adults welcome!
“Wednesday Bible Study” @ 6:30 PM, Begins September 22nd and every Wednesday after in the Preschool Classroom (Apple Place). We will be studying the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah lived and wrote in a dark time. Studying the ministry of the prophet Jeremiah, you will get a glimpse of what it is like to have a personal relationship with God, for God and a human to be together and you will discover how you can grow in your own personal relationship to God. This study will also stream on Zoom. Study guides are available to pick up at the Welcome Center or you can download a copy at the website www.firstonsecond.org
If you are interested in taking a Stop the Bleed Class please contact Dr. James Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Veterans, spouses and family picnic will be held Saturday September 25 at Green Township Memorial Park. Plan on eating at 12:30p.m. Provided will be fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls condiments and place settings. Each family is asked to bring their own drinks and a dish to share by last names: A-H, salad or fruit; I-Q, side dish (baked beans, macaroni and cheese, etc.); R-Z, desserts So that we order the proper amount of food, please respond by September 20 how many from your family will be attending. You may contact Doug Davis @717 372-7373 or e-mail dougdavis0034yahoo.com or Ray Kauffman 717 64-6688 or email@example.com
Blood Drive Monday, October 4, beginning at 2pm in the FLC
Homecoming is October 6th. Currently, the parade is scheduled for 6:00 PM. You are invited to view the parade from the parsonage front lawn at 925 East McKinley Street.
World Communion Sunday will be celebrated October 3rd at 10:00 AM at the park. Originally a Ministry Fair was planned to follow but it is postponed to a later date.
Alter flowers in sanctuary
If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary for worship, please call Vikki Eckert at 419 632 4653 or email her at
PRAYER, PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)
We lift our prayers to the Lord!
Continue praying for the people of Haiti & Afghanistan
Pray for Pastor Genre and that the shipment he is waiting for comes soon
Pray for our government leader
Pray for all those who have been affected by Ida
Prayers for Norine Selby (Glenn & Natalie Aylesworth’s daughter)
Healing for Ron Shatzer
Wisdom for Sam
Healing for Dave Kauffman
Bev Rensch – healing
Healing for John Parson
Healing for Joan Kauffman
Pray for those who will be coming to GriefShare 9/13
Pray for those dealing with fire in the west
Pray for water shortage in the west
Pray for Stephen Ministry
Continued prayers for Postal Service
Healing for those with Covid
Safety and protection for school children and those working in school systems
Continued prayer for those in Afghanistan
Continued prayers for Bev Rensch & wisdom for her family
Healing prayer for Jeff Brookens - medical procedure - 9/13 at John Hopkins Hospital
Pray for the Women's Retreat in October - those planning the retreat and the ladies coming
Prayers for those facing life struggles -
Praise and Thanksgiving
We praise God for the amazing world He made! We celebrate the sounds of summer!