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Welcome to

Philadelphia United Methodist Church

March 7, 2021


Words of Welcome

Call to Worship

L: Weary and overwhelmed, we gather.
P: God’s holy word revives us.
L: Simple and confused, we yield.
P: God’s word gives us wisdom.
L: Blind and uncomprehending, we await.
P: God’s word enlightens our eyes.
L: More precious than gold is God’s word.
P: Sweeter than honey are God’s commands.

Opening Prayer

Lord, we come to you this day with so many things laying claim to our lives, our hearts, and our spirits. Open our ears and our hearts to hear your words of healing love. Prepare us to be faithful disciples for you. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

Hymn                        Sweet, Sweet Spirit                                    UMH 334

*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.


Time With Children

Scripture                                                                   Matthew 5:33-37

                                                                         Buck Miskelly, Lay Reader

Special Music                     


Prayers and Praise

Prayers of the People


Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation,  But deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.                                    


Scripture Reading                                                                             Exodus 20:1:21


Sermon             Keeping Promises, Hallowing God’s Name     Rev. Emily Sutton

Holy Communion                                                                  See Insert

Hymn                                        Let Us Break Bread Together                      UMH 618

Dismissal with Blessing

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.

This Week:

Sunday            8:45am            Adult Sunday School in Fellowship Hall

                         9:30am            Worship 

Monday          5:30pm            Pilates                    


Tuesday          9:30am            Prayer Meeting via Zoom

                         7:00pm            Lenten Book Study - Words of Life via Zoom

Thursday       5:30pm              Pilates

Upcoming Opportunities


Lent Book Study of the 10 Commandments – Words of Life - An Individual or Group Lenten Study.  The group study will be held on Tuesdays at 7pm via Zoom. 


Worship Servants - Lay Readers
We are taking small steps to move our worship service back to a new normal. We have started having our children's time with the pastor during the worship service and also bringing back our lay readers to read the scripture during worship.

If you would like to be added to the lay reader rotation, please contact Mary Miskelly. You can email or text 803-627-1684.


Midday Community Holy Week Services at York Place each day 3/29 to 4/2 at noon.


Maundy Thursday Service 4/1/21 at 6pm at Bethel.


Good Friday Service 4/2/21 at 6pm at Philadelphia. 

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, 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 ListImmediate Needs: Men's Sweatpants sizes Medium and Large


**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,, and click our Online Giving link

         2021 Weekly Budget Needs  $2,022.00    Received 2/28/2021  $885.00

************************************************************************************************Lay Reader:        :        Mar 7th   Buck Miskelly       Mar 14th  Wayne Sandifer


**Please send any announcements for the bulletin and/or calendar to Katie Knight by Wednesday of each week.


> Masks are required for everyone while inside the church buildings.  If you need a mask there are extras in the vestibule. 

>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. 



Philadelphia United Methodist Church is a loving church family who seeks to know, love and serve God and their neighbors.  Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30am where you will meet a welcoming and loving church family!  All are welcome at Philadelphia United Methodist Church!


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