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Welcome to

Philadelphia United Methodist Church

June 13, 2021


Words of Welcome

Call to Worship

L: Who is my mother and who are my brothers and sisters? Look around you, and you will see them. They are not always the people you grew up with. They are the people who have joined the journey to learn more about God and the ways of God’s people.
P: They are the people who abandon houses and land, fame, and fortune -- for the sake of the gospel.

L: They are the people who pray through the night for the safety of someone else’s child or for the healing of someone else’s loved one.
P: They are the ones who offer a cold cup of water to people considered outcast. They do so in the name of Christ.

L: Who are my brothers? Who are my sisters? Where is my family?
P: Jesus said that: Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother (Mark 3:35, NRSV).

L: Welcome to worship, family!
All: We gather to worship the God who has made us kin!

Safiyah Fosua, Pentecost Liturgical Resources from Africana Writers 1, edited by Safiya Fosua, 2020.

Opening Prayer

Holy God thank you for gathering us this day for worship.  Thank you for calling us brother and sister, one family in your name.  As we worship may we be drawn closer to you and one another so that we may go into the world in the strength of your spirit to serve our brothers and sisters.  In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit we pray.  Amen. 


*Hymn                   Fairest Lord Jesus                 UMH #189

*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                                                                                                                              Psalm 20


*Hymn                                                        Great is Thy Faithfulness                            UMH#140

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.                                    


Tithes and Offering

*The Doxology                                                                                                             UMH #95  

Scripture Reading                                                                                                      Mark 9:33-37

Sermon                                                                                                                       Rev. Kathy James                   

*Hymn                                    Have Thine Own Way Lord                                         UMH #382

*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       

Wednesday   6:00pm            Family Night honoring the Sutton Family


Thursday        5:30pm            Pilates

Sunday            9:30am            Mrs. Sandy Sindell                      

                                                  Guest Preacher


Upcoming Opportunities

Honoring Our Fathers

We will be taking donations for the Winthrop Wesley Foundation in honor or in memory of our fathers for Father’s Day. Each donation of $5 will have a name listed in the bulletin on June 20th. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule or you can email names to Katie Knight at Please place donations in the offering plate or give to Mary Miskelly, in a marked envelope or written in the memo line of your check: "Father’s Day/Winthrop Wesley”

Volunteers - Ushers, Greeters, Acolytes

We are working to add ushers, greeters, and acolytes back to our worship service. If you or someone in your family would like to volunteer, please call or text Mary Miskelly, (803)627-1684.

Fish/Chicken Lunch Fundraiser Friday, June 25 11:00am-2:00pm Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Chicken/Fish Fry by Twin Tops Fish Camp for a mission to Sager Brown Warehouse in Louisiana.

Plates will be $8 each.


**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 6/6/2021  $2,179.00


                                     June 13th                                                 June 20th

Lay Reader:         Helen Lewis                                                 Katie Knight

Ushers:        Buck Miskelly & Randy Sandifer           Maddox & Gerin Knight


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


> Masks are highly encouraged, but optional 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 Wes Dover 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.