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Philadelphia United Methodist Church

September 20, 2020

Order of Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship   

   Leader: Open your hearts to God’s loving mercy.
   Congregation: Lord, come into our hearts this day.
   Leader: Having received God’s mercy, bring that love to others.
   People: Lord, be with us as we reach out to others in compassion.
   Leader: Feel your spirits filled with the goodness of God.
   People: Lord, we thank you for the many blessings which you pour into our lives. AMEN.


Opening Prayer

Lord, who lifts us up, reside in our hearts today. Help us to listen closely for your word to us. Remind us that you are always with us, throughout all of our lives. Give us confidence in your presence, so that we may go into your world ready to witness to your love through our works and our deeds, for we pray these things in Jesus’ name. AMEN.

Opening Hymn                                                                                        We Gather Together                               

*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.

The Children’s Time           

Scripture Reading                                                                                 Matthew 20:1-16    

Message                                                                                                 Rev. Emily Sutton

Prayers and Praises                                                

Closing Hymn                                                                                       God Will Take Care of You

*The Benediction                                                                                 

* 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.

School Supply Collection

Even though things are different, we are still going to collect school supplies for all York Schools! Supplies being collected are pencils, wide ruled/college ruled notebook paper, spiral and composition notebooks,

2 inch binders, crayons, glue sticks, hi-liters, Kleenex, Clorax Wipes and hand sanitizer (if you can find any).

Items can be placed in the Fellowship Hall or contact Kandi Peterson.

This Week:

Today –    Sunday School for Adults will be held following Worship

Tuesday - 11am Weekly Prayer Group Meeting via Zoom

                  1pm Study of Scripture for next week

Wednesday – Nominations Committee Meeting at 12:30 at PUMC outside weather permitting


Upcoming Events

September 27 – Epworth Children’s Home Work Day Offering

                           Church Council at 5pm

October 8 – Charge Conference via Zoom at 7pm


Bethel Men’s Shelter Love Our Neighbor Community Event September 27 – October 3 with BBQ sale for curbside pickup on October 3 – See Emily for BBQ Tickets.  Volunteers are needed – sign up at


Ron Hall – PATHWAYS Community Center Event October 15 – Same Kind of Different As Me



**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

         2020 Weekly Budget Needs  $1,989.00    Received 9/13/2020  $785.00

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


>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:
Mary Jane Williams – COVID
Kristen Duffey – COVID

Audrey Adkins
Freddy Adkins

Rev. Bert Watson at home
Bart – Brother of Evie Hatfield

Bill Whitesides

Hunter and Cynthia Knight Olivia, Mason and Nolan

Mary Ella Turney

Brian McNeely

Johnny McCowen

Spencer Stiles – fractured arm playing ball

Tina Fulop

Johnnie Hayes
Elissa – Diabetes type 1
Ruth McGill
Ann Lanier
Susie Furgeson

Kierslyn Phipps
Don Gerhart
Zingle Ard
Brenda Ard
Nancy Smith – Hugh Moore’s Sister
Darlene Helms
Dorian Long
Richard Long
Kristen Wilkerson
Carol Ramsey
Buddy Reid – Bypass Surgery on 8/12
Bobby Carson
Sue Passmore – Arthritis
Pat Gillian – at Westminster Rehab
Suzanne Heriot – Melissa Buddin’s sister
Jim and Nancy Bratton
Melissa Cooper – Heart issues
Evie Hatfield's Grandmother, Mary Stutts.
Jerry Hampton
Elizabeth Dunbar - Richard Murr’s mother
Jim Cameron - procedure
Blaine Robbins
Lisa Tinkler
Dan Sipe
Max Sipe
Dorothy Stewart
Dan’l McDaniel

Bubba Gordon – Heart Cath – Friday

For those with cancer: 
Bonny Sparks – Betty Stiff’s Sister
Trey Sandifer
Mike Hovis
Jessica Mitchell
Jack Heustess
Mike Lewis
Susan Kocher
Lane Turner
Glynn Drawdy
Jody Bells
For those who grieve:
Family of Gary Wright

Jeremy Thomas at the death of his grandfather

Family of Katie Pruitt

Family of Mike Moffit

Family of Rev. Sam Shoemaker

Family of Joyce Wallace

Family of Judy Hunsucker

For those expecting/those with a new child:
Ashley & Donny Goforth – expecting 3rd child and has a heart defect

For our community and world:
Those affected by Hurricane Sarah

Those affected by the Forrest Fires

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
Butch Benfield
Annie Laura Sandifer
Jewel Brindle
Evelyn Caveny

Bethel Shut-ins
Evelyn Dornbush
Nita Miller
Sylvia Richardson
David and Norma Nivens
Doris Robinson
Darrelle Long
Geraldine Taylor
Alene Bell
Nancy and Jim Bratton
Alice and Ken Bailey 

For those with needs that are known to God
Those affected by Hurricane Laura

Travel mercies for Alan & Annette Vasher as they travel to Iowa

Helen Lewis’ Family who is traveling

Malynda Williams and Margaret McCarter as they travel

Bailey Van Ginkel

Joe and Maggie Duffey

Mary Kelch

Mr. Vincent  - Lost home due to fire
Jean Roller
Gene and Libby Childers – lost their brothers
Stacy Kennington – Lost her job
Jeff McKenna
Debi Moore
Chris Turney and his parents
Alice Trask
Beverly Moon
Joe Sutton
Greg Morris
The Kelch Family
Debbie Reingold
Lauren, Kalel, Gabby and Justin
Cyndi Mikell
Darrell Long and his family

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers

**Please  email
or call Rev. Emily at 803-554-2298 to be added to the prayer list


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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