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Welcome to

Philadelphia United Methodist Church

May 9, 2021


Words of Welcome

Call to Worship

L: Father of us all, Mother of each one, thank you for your love for us from the beginning of time.
P:  You formed us when we were in our mother’s wombs, you knit us together lovingly, your devotion  to us has not failed, your care has followed us our whole life long.
L:  All we are and all we have, we owe to you, and so on this, the Lord’s Day,
in this house devoted to your glory, we give honor to you with our hearts and hands and voices.
P:  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

 ~ written by Carol Penner, and posted on Leading in Worship.

Mother’s Day Prayer

Hymn                    For the Beauty of the Earth                   UMH #92

*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                                                                                                                    Deuteronomy 5:21, Mark 4:18-19, Romans 13:8-10


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.                                    


Tithes and Offering

*The Doxology                                                                                                             UMH #95  

Scripture Reading                                                                                           Exodus 20:1-21

Sermon                                Contentment: Do Not Covet                          Rev. Emily Sutton

Hymn                                  Happy the Home When God is There                      UMH #445

Dismissal with Blessing

The Postlude

Today we celebrate our Mothers! Click here to view the Mother's Day insert in the bulletin.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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


Thursday        5:30pm            Pilates


Upcoming Opportunities

Epworth Children’s Home Mother’s Day Offering – Sunday May 9, 2021 TODAY WE GIVE TO THE EPWORTH MOTHER’S DAY OFFERING! Today our church will receive the Annual Epworth Mother’s Day Offering to provide loving care for the children at Epworth Children's Home. Please find information about Epworth and the Mother’s Day Offering on the bulletin insert. Epworth does not receive apportionments from the United Methodist Conference. This offering is our opportunity to support this vital ministry. Give generously by using the envelope provided for you in the bulletin. For more information about Epworth Children's Home, visit them online at where you can also choose to make a secure credit card donation or enroll for monthly contributions.

May 16th will be Graduation Sunday! Please let Hayley Dover or Rev. Emily Sutton know of any graduates. We would love to have each graduate submit a picture that we will use to celebrate them during worship.  Please send your pictures by text or email to Rev. Emily (803)554-2298 or prior to May 10th.

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.


June 6th will be Rev. Emily Sutton’s last Sunday at Philadelphia UMC. Please join us in wishing the Sutton family well at Family Night on

Wednesday, June 16th.

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: 


**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 5/2/2021  $1,943.00


                                     May 9th                                                May 16th

Lay Reader:          Carol Reeves                                            Gerin Knight

Ushers:        Buck Miskelly & Randy Sandifer         Maddox Dover & 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 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.