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Welcome to

Philadelphia United Methodist Church

August 14, 2022




L:  God made a covenant with our ancestors.

P:  God’s steadfast love endures forever.

L:  God delivered our ancestors from oppression and exile,

P:  Shepherding the people into the way of peace.

L:  God sent the Word through prophets and proverbs,

P:  becoming flesh and living among us.

L:  God’s steadfast love endures forever,

P:  and we are God’s beloved children.

L:  Come, worship God,

P:  who covenants with us through Christ our Lord.


*HYMN                                 Dwelling in Beulah Land                     Cokesbury #95


*THE APOSTLES’ CREED                                                                      UMH  #881

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.

*GLORIA PATRI  “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.  Amen.”

RECOGNITION OF NEW MEMBERS                                  Bob and Dixie Branch





OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE       Isaiah 5:1-7                              Katie Knight                    



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.


*THE DOXOLOGY                                                                                        UMH #95


Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and Redeemer.  Amen. 


SCRIPTURE READING                                                          Hebrews 11:29 – 12:1                                       

SERMON                            “A Cloud of Witnesses”                     Rev. Kathy Pryor


*HYMN                               Higher Ground                                        Cokesbury #127



Nominations Committee - Monday, August 15, 6:00 pm


Youth – Back to School Bash at Bethelwoods Camp – Sunday, August 21, meet at church at 3:30 pm.  Games, cookout and Cpt. Ryan Morrison speaking.


Administrative Council Meeting – Sunday, August 21, 5:00 pm.  Committee chairs are requested to bring their reports.  Everyone welcome to attend.


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:

Monday                        Yoga/Pilates                             4:00pm

                                      Nominations Committee       6:00pm


Wednesday                   Family Night, BINGO!              6:00pm


Thursday                      Yoga/Pilates                             4:00pm

August Newsletter


August Calendar

Upcoming Opportunities

The month of August will be Casual Month. Come as you are and we will sing from the Cokesbury Hymnals.

August 21st – Youth Group to Back to School Bash at Bethelwoods.

                             Meet at church at 3:30

                    - 5:00pm, Administrative Council Meeting


August 22, 23, & 24 – 9:30am-12:00pm, First UMC Clover

   Adult VBS – Ed Kilbourne. Registration forms available in the vestibule.


September 10th – 8:00am, Work Day! Come help beautify our church and grounds in  

                            preparation for Homecoming.

September 11th – 11:00am, Homecoming, Covered Dish Meal to follow.

                            Cemetery Association meet at 1:30.  


  • Masks are encouraged for those with a compromised immune system inside the church buildings. 

  • If anyone present at in-person worship should test positive for COVID 19 please notify Rev. Kathy Pryor immediately.

  • If anyone has been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID 19; if someone feels like they have COVID 19 symptoms; 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 until they receive a negative COVID 19 test.