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South Avenue United Methodist Church
733 South Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
412-371-7421 – Fax # 412-371-2675
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January 21, 2018 Third Sunday After Epiphany
Greeter – Nancy Richards


Our Vision:
Our vision is to be a loving Christian community, gratefully amazed and empowered by the gift of God’s grace.
We seek to be an oasis of God’s grace and Christ-like hospitality, open to all.
We seek to be bold and humble agents of God’s love.

Our Mission:
Our mission is to praise and serve God, to grow together in faithfulness as disciples of Jesus,
and to serve as partners with God in ministry to our Wilkinsburg community and the world.


January 28, 2018
Fourth Sunday After Ephiphany
The Promise of God’s Prophet
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Reverend Rita Platt



Sunday – January 21, 2018
9:00 am Hospitality Breakfast
10:00 am Worship
10:00 am Sunday School

Monday – January 22, 2018

Tuesday – January 23, 2018
4:30-6:00 pm Youth Activity Night

Wednesday – January 24, 2018

Thursday – January 25, 2018
11:00 am Bible Study
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Sanctuary Project-HumanTrafficking-110
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday – January 26, 2018 – Office Closed

Saturday – January 27, 2018 – Office Closed

Sunday – January 28, 2018
10:00 am Worship
10:00 am Sunday School
11:15 Hospitality Brunch


Attendance Last Week
January 14, 2017
Worship: 35
Sunday School: 15




Thank you to Jeff Hoener and family for preparation of the Hospitality Breakfast today.



The deadline for the February United is tomorrow, January 22.  Leave articles in the church office or email them to Helen McAfoos at


Presented by Ms. Julie Evans, MSW
Director of Crisis & Prevention Services
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Thursday, January 25, 2017
4:30 to 6:30 pm
(Arrival and Refreshments begin at 4:00 pm)
South Avenue United Methodist Church
Registration Fee $5.00



The Christmas Card Mailbox has been put away and remaining cards have been moved to the Action Table.  Please stop by and check to see if there are Christmas Cards with your name on them.  Thank you!



There are still open dates to reserve a Sunday for altar flowers for 2018. Forms are available at the Action Table for your requests in honor and/or memory of a loved one or in recognition of a special event in the life of your family.  During the week, you may also call the Church Office to make your requests. The flowers are ordered from James Floral in Wilkinsburg. A one-sided centerpiece is $16.00; the full-side centerpiece is $25.00.



February 14 Ash Wednesday
February 19 Presidents Day
March 25 Palm Sunday
March 27 Holy Tuesday
March 29 Holy Friday
March 30 Good Friday
April 1 Easter





The Staff of South Avenue Church is eager to serve you:

Rita S. Platt Pastor
Debra Cataldo Administrative Assistant
Janet Lillich Stivanson Organist/Choir Director
Bud Wicks Building Manager
Deborah Webb Building Host
Glenn Matteson Web Master
John Walter PC Support
Ashley Stuart Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator
Alvin Peoples, Jr. Assistant Youth Coordinator