July 7, 2019

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July 7, 2019 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

8:45 Worship Welcome! If you are a guest with us, we pray that you will know God’s presence in worship today. We invite you to stop by the Connection Point desk before or after service to learn more about who we are and how to get connected. If needed, we have a nursery (infant-age 3) and Kidz Church (completed K4-3rd grade) available for you and your family; anyone with an “ask me” badge will be happy to take you there!

PRELUDE WELCOME CALL TO WORSHIP: “Be Thou My Vison”

Chancel Ensemble

PASSING OF THE PEACE HYMN: “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” OFFERTORY: “America” (Medley)

James Douglas

DOXOLOGY SERMON: “Successful vs. Faithful”

Dr. Webb Belangia, Senior Pastor Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION The Methodist Church celebrates an “Open Table” which means that if you have repented of your sin and are a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you are welcome to celebrate with us. When the ushers arrive at your row, come forward, receive a piece of bread, and dip the bread into the cup of juice.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES HYMN: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” BENEDICTION BENEDICTION RESPONSE: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (refrain only) POSTLUDE

M i n i s t r y O p p o r t u n it i e s Vacation Bible School: Begins TODAY through Thursday, 6-8:30 pm. This year’s theme is Mars and Beyond and will help the children discover the wonders of God’s universe. The theme verse (Vector Verse) is "Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us." Ephesians 3:20, CEB Cards and Letters Needed: Write a card to the Costa Rica Youth Mission Team to be shared during their daily devotion time. Please drop your cards and letters off in the Son Room or Spirit Center or Church Office. You can also email a letter to Rev. Herd at [email protected] All cards and letters need to be turned in by July 12. Food Bags: While in Costa Rica the Youth Ministry Team will distribute food bags to poverty stricken neighborhoods. The bags consist of rice, beans, cornmeal and powdered milk. The cost to fill a bag is $12. Our goal is to distribute 500 bags. Please consider making a monetary contribution to help reach our goal. Checks and envelopes should be marked Costa Rica Food Bag. Thank you! A Middle East Perspective: Sunday, July 14 and July 21, 4-5:30pm in the Loft. You are invited to a two-week study based on a missionary’s experience in sharing the gospel with Muslims in the Middle East. There will also be a time for questions and answers in each session. Nursery Workers Needed: The nursery is currently looking for a level 2 nursery worker. To qualify as level 2 you need to be 25 or older and a parent. Please email [email protected] if you are interested July Mission Box: Donations of used books will be accepted during the month of July for the Greenville Literacy Council Annual Used Book Sale. Please drop off your used books in the mission boxes located in the Son Room and Spirit Center. Communion Servers Needed: The Worship Committee is looking for people (including youth) who would like to help serve communion. If you think you might be interested please contact Ellen Scott at [email protected]

Celebrating 150 Years! Did you know that...In the early years, there were no classrooms for Sunday School. Six classes met in the sanctuary simultaneously; one in each corner and one on either side of the heater in the middle. The teacher who talked the loudest got the most attention.

This Week at MUMC STAFF Sunday, July 7 8:45 am Traditional Worship 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am LIVE Worship 3:00 pm Costa Rica Team Meeting 6:00 pm Finance Committee 6:00 pm VBS Monday, July 8 6:00 pm VBS 7:00 pm Mission Committee 7:00 pm Boy Scouts Tuesday, July 9 4:00 pm Church Council 6:00 pm VBS 6:00 pm Community Group 7:00 pm SPRC Wednesday, July 10 6:00 pm VBS Thursday, July 11 6:00 pm VBS

Mauldin United Methodist Men (MUMM) The MUMM will hold it’s monthly breakfast meeting in the Fellowship Hall on July 14 at 7:30am. Our program will include a presentation by the Dunlap family. Join us for a great hot breakfast and encouraging Christian fellowship. Families are invited.

Homes of Hope Family Landscape Day The day has finally arrived! On Saturday, July 20, from 9-11:30am, please come out and help us landscape and beautify the yard of the home we have built for Homes of Hope! All ages are invited! Bring your shovels, work gloves, water bottles and loving hearts to 602 and 606 Birnie Street in Greenville to put the final touches on this home so it will be move-in ready for a family! Any questions contact Karalee Brookie at 363-7063 or [email protected]

150th Commemorative T-shirts $10: Available next Sunday, July 14, after each worship service.

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