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Welcome to

Philadelphia United Methodist Church

April 18, 2021


Words of Welcome

Call to Worship

L: Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
L: God you rose from the dead as you said. 

P: We celebrate your resurrection power!

L: We celebrate that you forgive us from our sinful ways and your resurrection power is still at work today as it seeks to free us from the ways in which we have chosen death instead of life in our world. 

P: Even when we turn away Lord your steadfast love endures forever!

L: God you are the source of faithful love.

P: Help us to seek after you as we grow in love of you and one another.  Amen.

Opening Prayer

God, whose steadfast love endures forever, I am reminded today of your faithful love for us.  Although we do not live up to your call to love you or our neighbours, your love endures forever.  Lord Jesus, we live in a world full of all kinds of images and messages that tug our thoughts away from your way of life.  Give us courage to “tear out and chop off’ any habits or interest that keep us from a faithful life with you.  God help us to grow towards the kind of faithful love you show each of us.  Amen. 

Hymn                       I Sing The Mighty Power of God                      UMH 152

*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                                                                                                 Matthew 5:27-30 and John 8:2-11


*Hymn                         How Firm a Foundation                               UMH #529

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.                                    


Scripture Reading                                                                                           Exodus 20:1-21

Sermon                                                     Do Not Commit Adultery                Rev. Emily Sutton

Hymn                                                     Jesus Calls Us                                      UMH #398

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 

                        4:00pm            Confirmation

                        5:00pm            Church Council


Monday          5:30pm            Pilates       


Tuesday          9:30am            Prayer Meeting via Zoom

                         7:00pm           Lenten Book Study - Words of Life via Zoom


Thursday        5:30pm            Pilates


New Covid Guidelines

Upcoming Opportunities

May 5                  UMW/UMM                                                   6:00pm

                Meal will be provided, social distancing requested


Epworth Children’s Home Mother’s Day Offering – Sunday May 9, 2021 Our Annual Conference has designated this day as a time to promote children’s ministry through Epworth, and to take a special offering for God’s work through Epworth. Epworth is not an apportioned item, and it relies heavily on the offerings received on Mother’s Day and Work Day to provide quality care to the 100 plus individuals who are in Epworth’s care at any given moment.  Please consider making a gift towards Epworth.  Please designate on a check or envelope or you may give online!

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 4/11/2021  $1,052.00

************************************************************************************************Lay Reader:          Apr 18th Louise Moss            Apr 25th Linwood Littlejohn


**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. 



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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