St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC
August 19, 2021
This Sunday morning 8/22/2021 Services will be at 8:45 and 11 am.
Reverend Dr. Wm. H. Phillips
will present the sermon
“What to do While the World Falls Apart”
in the Sanctuary and Berly Hall respectively.
Bulletin available each week
on Sunday Worship Services webpage
Both services will be live streamed via the church’s YouTube channel.
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Sermon Text: Mark 13:1-8
As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!’ 2Then Jesus asked him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.’ 3 When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, 4‘Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?’ 5Then Jesus began to say to them, ‘Beware that no one leads you astray. 6Many will come in my name and say, “I am he!”* and they will lead many astray. 7When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. 8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.
A Message From Your Pastor
IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN
I want to start this piece with words of celebration. Last night Dave Streeter made his financial report to the Committee on Finances. It was a glowing report. You have really stepped up with your tithes and offerings. Giving is spiritual. No economic. Thank you.
However, we need to talk about another part of giving. The giving of ourselves. When we became members, we pledged—we took a vow. Remember it? This week, we heard it again when we took three new members into the Saint Paul family of faith. You were asked: “Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service?” You responded with, “I will.”
Every year we recommit ourselves to this pledge and vow. We resubmit to tithing through pledging, which makes the ministry and missions of the church possible. We do it by submitting ourselves to serving on various boards and agencies throughout the church. The church cannot do what it is called to do in the world unless its members take the responsibility to serve and to give. This is a lifelong progression—a relationship that remains until we die.
Keeping this pledge is not determined by whether we are happy or unhappy with everything our church does. You can put in there “Liking or not liking some past pastor, or the current one” as well. This is not a relationship with a pastor but between the member and God. It should not be decided by who did what and when it was done—or not done. When, where, and why should never concern our commitment being fulfilled and honored. The strength of any church is determined by the faith of the congregation and the commitment, loyalty, and dedication of each of its members.
Many have stepped up. Some serve on numerous committees and perform a multitude of functions. But, although they serve and have served admirably, they are exhausted. It is not joyful for so few to do so much without support and help from the many. And because of this spiritual fatigue, the few become less and less, and the church becomes weaker and weaker.
It is that time of year when the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development meets to fill positions that build the administrative and missional structure of the church. I will be in prayer that you will be in prayer about this. Regardless of your age, you have something to give and a ministry to provide.
The way to be master is to be a servant;
The way to get up is to get down;
The way to receive is to give;
The way to be rich is to be poor;
The way to be wise is to be a fool;
The way to be exalted is to humble yourself;
The way to live is to die.
Our Faithfulness Sunday, August 15, 2021
8:45 a.m. Service 55; 11:00 a.m. Service 19; Sunday School 30
Our flowers Sunday are given to the Glory of God by Dave and Carol Streeter in honor of their 49th Wedding Anniversary.
Chancel Choir Practice
Chancel Choir August 25, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Come and Join!!!!!!
Handbells will meet August 25, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Students in the Word
STIW started back August 18, 2021. They will meet Monday – Thursday in the Friendship Classroom and Friday in the Youth Building at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The next Church Council will meet via teleconference August 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Blankets for Babies
The Blankets for Babies will meet Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Administrative Building. Come and Join!!!
The next SPRC meeting will be September 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in Berly Hall.
Charge Conference will be here at St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC on November 21, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in Berly Hall.
Weight Watchers meet here in Berly Hall every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Well checks are 30 minutes prior.
Men’s Bible Study
The Men’s Bible Study will start back September 2, 2021. They will meet every Thursday at 8:00 a.m. in the Discovery Classroom.
A Message From The Cannons
We have looked forward to this year with great anticipation. Today is Bubba's 90th birthday, and next week on August 27th, we will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. We are so thankful for our many blessings, and the prayers you lifted for us through Bubba's bout in February with COVID-19 and his most recent illness. To say thank you, we planned a drop-in on Sunday at our home for the congregation. Rev. Buddy was going to offer a marriage vows renewal service for all who wished to participate. Unfortunately, due to the recent resurgence of COVID-19 and its variants, and out of abundance of caution for all of us, we have canceled our celebration. Please know that we love and appreciate all of you and the friendship we share with you. Bleeker and Bubba
August 2021 Treasurer Update August 19, 2021
Financial Status Report
Stewardship and Budget Planning for 2022
The Finance and Stewardship Committees are starting work for the 2022 budget year. You will soon receive a letter from the Stewardship Committee that will provide details of our stewardship planning and schedule.
e-Giving – for Your Tithes and Offerings to the Church
Please use e-Giving. Your donations can be automatically deducted from your bank or charged to a credit card account. e-Giving donations go directly to our bank and are automatically updated in our accounting software. No need to count or handle money and checks.
If you are not comfortable in setting up and maintaining an online e-Giving account, you can still participate by using an e-Giving authorization form. Fill it out and turn into the church office. If you want to stop or modify donations, submit a form to stop or update. You can get a form from the church office or download from our church website at the online giving page.
Sign up today for e-giving – start by going to www.saintpaulsumc.com web page and clicking “Online Giving” at the top right of the home page. On the next page you will see a link that provides directions on how to sign up and make your donations.
As always, please feel free to call or email me with questions or to get assistance. You can reach me at 703-786-0670 (cell). My home email address is: email@example.com; Church email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With love and blessings,
St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC Treasurer
If you know someone from the Church that does not have access to the Newsletter and information electronically – please email their name(s) and address to Alice so she can send them copies through regular mail weekly.
Please let me know if I need to remove, change, or add to the following lists. As most of you know, I have a computer at home that I check emails throughout the day, so please email me for any reason to the Church Office at email@example.com Thank you, Alice
Prayer Concerns/Church Family & Friends
Dick & Linda Averette
Linda Bennett Willis
Annette Dow’s family (Brother, Chuck and Cousin, Tammy)
Sue & Jim Panos
Bill & Pat Shelley and their grandson (tested positive for Covid)
Dottie Bodie (tested positive for COVID)
Judy Newton (Olivia Huggins friend)
Jennie Cox (Carolyn McGill’s mother)
Randy Alley (Betty Jobe’s brother, shoulder surgery)
Jerry Roberts (Carolyn McGill’s family friend)
Kyle Halverson (Ann Hammond’s grandson)
Carolyn Rhyne Price (Michael Rhyne & Jane Parker’s daughter)
Cissy Murdaugh (her husband, John Murphy, passed away July 21, 2021)
Marlene Greer (Nancy Wetsel’s friend)
Kaitlyn & Daniel Brock (They lost their twin son Justen Layne and the other twin girl Aliyah Faith remains in NICU - Gail Phillips cousins)
Connie (Jan Estabrook’s sister-in hospital in N.C.)
Bubba Cannon 8/19
Ginger Odom 8/19
Bill Hoyle 8/20
Robert Anderson 8/21
Paul Heaton 8/24
Gary Pyle 8/24
Dottie Bodie 8/28
Tucker Dieter 8/28
Patricia Patrick 8/28
Joseph Rossi 8/28
Jim Thomason 8/29
Harry & Nancy Nicoll 8/22
Henry & Betty Jobe 8/24
Al & Rachel Sirmon 8/24
Thomas & Gay Kelly 8/26
Robert & Anita Schuhmacher 8/26
Carol & David Streeter 8/26
Bubba & Bleeker Cannon 8/27
St Paul's Waccamaw UMC
180 St Paul Place
Pawleys Island, SC 29585