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Welcome to

Philadelphia United Methodist Church

August 9, 2020

Order of Worship

Welcome and Announcements 

Call to Worship

   Leader: Rejoice the Lord is King! Your Lord and King adore: mortals, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore.

   People: Lift up your heart, lift up your voice: rejoice; again I say rejoice.

   Leader: Jesus the Savior reigns, the God of truth and love; when he purged our stains, he took his seat above.

   People: Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; rejoice; again I say rejoice.

   Leader: His kingdom cannot fail; he rules o’er earth and heaven; the keys of heaven and hell are to our Jesus given.

   People: Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; rejoice again I say rejoice.

   Leader: Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the judge shall come and take his servants up to their eternal home.

   People: We soon shall hear the archangels voice; the trumpet of God shall sound, rejoice! again I say rejoice!

   Written by Charles Wesley 1746 (I Cor. 15: 51-52) 

Opening Prayer

   Forgive us God. Guide us God. Protect us God. Bless us God. Thank you, God. Amen

      Written by Karl Weber

Opening Hymn                                                                                      O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing                                

*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                                                                                 Joshua 1:9, Matthew 20:26       

Message                                                                                                 Ken Spaulding

Prayers and Praises                                                    

Closing Hymn                                                                                       A Mighty Fortress is Our God

*The Benediction                                                                                  Freely, Freely

* The Postlude


**Rev. Emily Sutton will be on vacation July 31- August 13.  If there is a pastoral emergency please contact Rev. Dan Sullivan at or 803-504-2633.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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.

Upcoming Meetings


Sunday, August 16     9:00am         Blessing of Students, Teachers, and prayer for school year during worship.


Tuesday, August 18    7:00pm        COVID-19 Taskforce Meeting


**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 08/02/2020  $1,620.00

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


The Prayer List


For those with medical needs:

Zingle Ard

Brenda Ard

James Ard

Nancy Smith – Hugh Moore’s Sister

Mary Kelch – Surgery on August 3

Darlene Helms

Jenny Hammond – COVID-19

Taylor Long – COVID 19

Dorian Long

Richard Long

Doug Smith – Anne Morrison’s Dad

Kristen Wilkerson

Carol Ramsey – Eye Surgery Aug. 3

Buddy Reid

Shannon Wright

Bobby Carson

Sue Passmore – Arthritis

Pat Gillian – at Westminster Rehab

James Morrison – Heart attack

Audrey Adkins – COVID-19

Freddy Adkins – COVID-19 Hospitalized

Suzanne Heriot – Melissa Buddin’s sister

Jim and Nancy Bratton (Nancy has had issues with her heart)

Alan Bratton – Exposed to COVID

Ben Griffen – Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Melissa Cooper – Heart issues

Evie Hatfield's Grandmother, Mary Stutts.

Mike Moffit – security officer

Jerry Hampton

Thelma Hartsoe
Elizabeth Dunbar - Richard Murr’s mother

Rev. Bert Watson COVID-19,
Jim Cameron
Blaine Robbins
Lisa Tinkler
Dan Sipe

Max Sipe

Dorothy Stewart

Dan’l McDaniel

For those who grieve:
Family of Burt Gilfillan

Family of Nita Wallace

Family of JD Good

Family of Betty Mullis


For those with cancer: 
Mike Hovis

Jessica Mitchell

Jack Heustess

Mike Lewis
Susan Kocher

Lane Turner
Glynn Drawdy

For those expecting/those with a new child:

Ashley and Donny Goforth – expecting 3rd child and has a heart defect

Brittany and James and Baby Anna Jaye

Cynthia and Hunter Knight – Nolan and Mason are home

Matthew and Kristi Scales and baby boy Wilbur


For our community:
Bethel Men’s Shelter

For those who are homebound: 
PUMC Shut -ins
Juanita and Hoover Towery
Butch Benfield
Annie Laura Sandifer
Jewel Brendel
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

Jean Roller

Jean 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


Cyndi Mikell

Darrell Long and his family

All those traveling

Schools, students, teachers, administrators staff and parents – all children in our community

Nursing homes and those in nursing homes

Unity and Healing in our country around race relations

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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