St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC
October 8, 2020
Each week’s services will be premiered Sunday 9:30 a.m. on our Facebook page. Please share the post from your Facebook page so your friends can join in or see the recording.
October 11 Sermon
“Right Party, Wrong Clothes”
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:1-14
Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ 5But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 8Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ 10Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, 12and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Recorded versions of the sermon will be available on Facebook (after the premiere) and the Sermons web page. Simply go to http://saintpaulsumc.com/sermons/
A Word From Gay Kelly
Yesterday, Tom and I went to St. Paul's during the Sanctuary- open-for-prayer-time (10 - noon). It was like coming home! I don't know if any of you were able to go and pray for our nation, but it was such a blessing for us! One man was leaving as we went in, and a young lady came in as we were leaving. I know we can pray anywhere at any time, but I really needed to be able to kneel at our altar and pray for our leaders and for the upcoming election.
The church will be open each Wednesday for those two hours (10 - 12) for the rest of this month. If you are able, please take the time to go and pray--even for a few minutes. We wore our masks, which were not necessary, but we were prepared! Social distancing was not a problem, either, since while we were there, no one else was at the altar rail.
We realized how much we have taken for granted in that we formerly had the privilege of worshipping in our church. We miss it! We are praying that we can soon be back with all of our church family that we love so much.
Blessings and love to all of you,
A Word From UMW
The UMW will not have a Rummage Sale this year due to COVID. We will be donating items that have not been sold to Martha’s House, Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army.
Volunteers are needed to help pack….Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. in the Youth Building starting November 14th. We will practice social distancing and wearing a mask. Donations of empty boxes and newspapers would be greatly appreciated.
Our goal is to have everything ready in the Youth Building for the Scouts and Students to use by November 1st.
October 2020 Treasurer Update October 8, 2020
Stewardship and Budget Planning Activities
We have received 63 pledge cards as of the end of September (we had 95 pledge cards last year). We need your help to support the 2021 financial needs of the church, ministries and missions. If you have not received your pledge card or need another one, please let the church office know and we will assist you as needed. You can get a replacement Pledge Card from the Stewardship page on the Website http://saintpaulsumc.com/stewardship/ by clicking on the link for Pledge Card or request one from the church office. If you need assistance with this process contact Charles Estabrook or Dave Streeter.
There are three ways to return your filled-out pledge card; 1) mail it to the church, 2) drop off in the metal lock box installed outside the north Church Office entrance, and 3) scan and e-mail the pledge card or just type the information that’s on the card and send to: email@example.com
The Stewardship pledge donations will become the starting point for 2021 budget planning. We want to thank the congregation of St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC for the generous giving, so far. The pandemic has impacted the church / church family and the missions we support. Your financial support has made a difference for 2020 and will be very important as we plan for 2021.
e-giving: A preferred way to send your pledge donations to the church
Our e-Giving program continues to grow. We had a large number of new participants as a result of the pandemic. As part of your 2021 commitment, please consider using e-Giving as the way to deliver your donations to the church.
E-Giving is an easy way to make your donations for your tithe and/or offerings. e-Giving is a safe and effective way to make your contributions to the church. Please consider using e-giving.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Church email address: email@example.com.
With love and blessings,
Operation Christmas Child
If you would like to participate in Operation Christmas Child and ﬁll a shoebox, please call or email Alice at the church ofﬁce at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell her how man boxes you would like. We need the number by October 9th, so we will know how many boxes to get. You can also get your own plastic shoe box at the $ store.
Because of COVID and you don’t want to go shopping for the items, we will do it for you. Just write a check to Samaritan’s Purse for 9$ for each box that you want us to do, and bring it to the church ofﬁce. Thank you for caring for this mission project.
The mission of Samaritan’s Purse is to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.
If you have any questions, please email Donna Carraway at email@example.com or call Teresa Archambeau at 843-995-1816.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, Alice
Prayer Concerns/Church Family & Friends
Jesse and Josie Shehane
Gene & Yvonne Moran
Rev. Milton McGuirt
Family of Pat Meiere
Family of Kyle Player (Kyle’s brother, Dean, passed away)
Family of Marje & Wade Rinehart (their daughter, Robin Rossi, passed away)
George & Clem Leyendecker
Chuck Abronze (Annette Dow’s brother)
Margaret Ann Webster
Kyle Halverson (Ann Hammond’s grandson)
Family of Joshua Faulkner (Rosemary Wainscott’s nephew)
Carolyn Rhyne Price (Michael Rhyne & Jane Parker’s daughter)
Doris Pioth (Barb Ottinger’s friend-she lost her husband and has bad vertigo)
Marlene Greer (Nancy Wetsel’s friend)
Judy Rose (Rosemary Wainscott’s sister-in-law, deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) Friday. “Prayers for a good outcome and recovery.”
Barbara Boone (Rosemary Wainscott’s close friend, suffering from terminal cancer)
Toombs Kay Ministry
Joe & Joanne Goldy
Wade & Marje Rinehart
Carol Stevens 10/10
James Edwards 10/11
Forrest Meiere 10/12
Selma Piver 10/13
Nancy Truluck 10/18
Thomas Turner 10/19
Ashlyn Cooper 10/20
Herbert Herrman 10/21
Nancy Hall 10/22
Yvonne Moran 10/22
Jim Kemp 10/24
Lynn Hodges 10/25
Jesse Shehane 10/26
Nancy Wetsel 10/26
Delores Cox 10/27
Bill Shelley 10/28
Delisa Staton 10/29
Carolyn McGill 10/31
Marion Parsons 10/31
Phillip & Peggy Cusick 10/9
Robert & Teresa Welsh 10/10
Joe Santillo & Judy Mort 10/12