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Philadelphia United Methodist Church
November 29, 2020
Welcome and Announcements
Advent Wreath Buck and Mary Miskelly
Hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel UMH 211
Awesome God, you created the world and all that is in it. You blessed each element of creation with your love. You called us from slavery into witness and service. Be with us this day as we gather to worship. Clear our minds of all the distractions which would draw us away from you. Open our hearts and spirits and let your healing and empowering love flow in. Prepare us to be witnesses to your power and love as we use the gifts with which you have blessed us in your service. For we offer this prayer in the name of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.
Special Music Mrs. Hannah Fairfax
*The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of Heaven and Earth;
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Responsive Reading “Canticle of Zechariah”
L: Blessed be the lord, the God of Israel, who has come to set the chose people free.
P: The Lord has raised up for us a might Savior from the house of David.
L: Through the holy prophets, God promised of old to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hates us;
P: To show mercy to our forebears and to remember the holy covenant.
L: This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
P: To set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship without fear, holy and righteous in the Lord’s sight, all the days of our life.
L: And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare the way,
P: To give God’s people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins.
L: In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
P: To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Scripture Reading John 14:1-4 & 27 and 2 Timothy 1:7
Sermon Letting Go of Our Fears Mrs. Sandy Sindell
Prayers and Praises
Hymn Come Thou Long Expected Jesus UMH 196
* The Postlude
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Updates and Announcements
Thank you for worshiping with us at Philadelphia United Methodist Church! We are delighted you have chosen to worship with us this morning.
Sunday 8:45am Adult Sunday School in Fellowship Hall
Tuesday 11:00am Prayer Meeting via Zoom
Wednesday 7:00pm Advent Bible Study via Zoom
Live Nativity – Sunday December 13 from 5-7. Drive through and remember the Christmas Story in the PUMC parking lot.
Advent Bible Study - We will study together the book, Incarnation by Adam Hamilton Wednesday nights via zoom beginning December 2. Please let me know if you would like to join and books are $17.50.
Advent in a Box - We will be preparing activities that will unite our church family this Advent. Each family is invited to pick an Advent in Box kit the week of November 22 - November 29. These boxes will include everything you need as we seek to daily grow in our faith this Advent. There will be crafts, scripture, songs and much more in your box. Please let us know if you would like a box so we can prepare enough boxes for our church family!
Bethel Men’s Shelter - The Bethel Men's Shelter is open. If you would like to volunteer by laundering towels and bedding, serving a meal for dinner, or Sunday morning breakfast, please go to www.bethelmensshelter.org, click on the Get Involved Tab and Volunteer. From there you will be able to select the sign-up you need. In addition, if you would like to donate items to the shelter, they have created an Amazon Wish List that is updated regularly. Click here to go to the Wish List. Backpacks are an immediate need at this time.
**CHURCH SIGN - Plans are being made to replace the church sign out front. A fund has been started for anyone who would like to contribute.
**GIVING - Philadelphia UMC provides Online Giving—a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring tithes and offerings. Visit our website, www.philadelphiayork.org, and click our Online Giving link
2020 Weekly Budget Needs $1,989.00 Received 11/22/2020 $----.00
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>If anyone present at in-person worship should test positive for COVID-19 please notify Rev. Emily Sutton immediately.
>If anyone has been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 or if someone feels like they have COVID-19 symptoms or if someone is awaiting test results for COVID-19 the individual and their immediate family should not attend in-person worship or other church activities for 14 days or until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.
The Prayer List
For those with medical needs:
Terry Wingate – Heart IssuesLydia Williams
Hunter, Cynthia Knight Olivia, Mason, Nolan
Mary Ella Turney
Spencer Stiles – fractured arm playing ball
Elissa – Diabetes type 1
Nancy Smith – Hugh Moore’s Sister
Sue Passmore – Arthritis
Suzanne Heriot – Melissa Buddin’s sister
Melissa Cooper – Heart issues
Evie Hatfield's Grandmother, Mary Stutts.
Elizabeth Dunbar - Richard Murr’s mother
Those sick with COVID:
For those with cancer:
Bonny Sparks – Betty Stiff’s Sister
For those who grieve:
Family of Lovine Moss
Family of Butch Sanders
For those expecting/those with a new child:
Ashley & Donny Goforth – expecting 3rd child and has a heart defect
Amanda and Todd Rishel’s baby – Sophie
For our community and world:
Those affected by Hurricane Sarah, Laura, Beta and Delta
Those affected by the Forrest Fires, specifically the family of Sally Conger family (sister of Alan and Gary Vasher). Sally and three of her children and their families are affected by the fires in Colorado – Robin Hubert family, Sam Conger family, Mike Conger family and Sally Conger
Bethel Men’s Shelter
Schools, students, teachers, administration, staff, and parents – all children in our community
Nursing homes and those in nursing homes
Unity and Healing in our country around race
For those who are homebound:
PUMC Shut -ins
Juanita and Hoover Towery
Annie Laura Sandifer
David and Norma Nivens
Alice and Ken Bailey
For those with needs known to God
Joe and Maggie Duffey
Mr. Vincent - Lost home due to fire
Gene and Libby Childers – lost their brothers
Stacy Kennington – Lost her job
Chris Turney and his parents
The Kelch Family
Lauren, Kalel, Gabby and Justin
Darrell Long and his family
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers
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or call Rev. Emily at 803-554-2298 to be added to the prayer list