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Philadelphia United Methodist Church

October 25, 2020

Order of Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship   

     Leader: Let your light shine!

     People: We will shine brightly!

     Leader: God is faithful and loves us so much!

     People: Let us join together to worship!

Special Music                                                       

*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

Special Music


Prayers and Praises

The Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer

Special Music

Scripture                                                                       I Samuel 3:1-10

Message                                                                                                                                            Rev. Emily Sutton


Special Music                                                      

*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.

This Week:

SUN.                8:45am            Adult Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall

                         9:30am            Children's Worship Sunday


TUES.            11:00 am            Prayer Group via zoom link 

                          1:00 pm          Study of Scripture for next week


Upcoming Meetings

Sunday, November 1            9:30am All Saints Sunday - Please let Rev. Emily Sutton know if you would like to have a candle lit in memory of a loved 


Saturday, November 7          8:00am - Noon Trinity UMC Fall Craft Fair

Sunday, November 22          3:00pm Western York County Ministerial Association Community Thanksgiving Service

                                                                                    Outdoor Service at York Place


**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 10/18/2020  $1,335.00


**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. 


The Prayer List


For those with medical needs:
Ted McCarter

Dan Guyton

Gayle Hunter

Gary Burgess

Alan Vasher

Audrey Adkins
Freddy Adkins

Deana Henson

Betty Singletary

Bill Whitesides

Hunter, Cynthia Knight Olivia, Mason, Nolan

Mary Ella Turney

Brian McNeely

Johnny McCowen

Spencer Stiles – fractured arm playing ball

Tina Fulop

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

Kierslyn Phipps
Don Gerhart
Zingle Ard
Brenda Ard
Nancy Smith – Hugh Moore’s Sister
Darlene Helms

Dorian Long
Richard Long
Kristen Wilkerson
Carol Ramsey
Bobby Carson
Sue Passmore – Arthritis
Pat Gillian – at Westminster Rehab
Suzanne Heriot – Melissa Buddin’s sister
Melissa Cooper – Heart issues
Evie Hatfield's Grandmother, Mary Stutts.
Jerry Hampton
Elizabeth Dunbar - Richard Murr’s mother
Jim Cameron
Blaine Robbins
Lisa Tinkler
Dan Sipe
Max Sipe
Dorothy Stewart

Rev. John Hipp


Those sick with COVID:

Mary Jane Williams
Kristen Duffey

Libby Watts


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 Doris Robinson

Family of Leroy Hudspeth

Family of Jim Bratton

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

Amanda and Todd Rishel’s baby – Sophie

Noah James Eubanks – newborn baby of Whitney and JC Eubanks, grandson of Angie and Sonny Conner and great grandson of Vonnie Adams

Pat Gillian’s two new great grands

Axel Wayne Peterson – Son of Blake and Amber Peterson and grandson of Doug and Kandi Peterson

For our community and world:
Those affected by Hurricane Sarah, Laura, Beta and Delta

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 Brendel
Evelyn Caveny

Grace Ulbricht

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

For those with needs known to God
Leslie Baldwin


Mattie Clark

Brandon Todd

Shirley Clark

Joe and Maggie Duffey

Mary Kelch

Mr. Vincent  - Lost home due to fire
Jean Roller
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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