Sunday, August 2, 2020

Join Pastor Katie at 9 am on Sunday, August 2, for Zoom prayer & reflection. We   will be reflecting on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 978 1594 3732 Passcode: 278847

Upper Rooms for July/August are available at the front doors of the church. Feel free to stop by and pick up a copy for yourself and one to share with a friend.

This year, we have purchased 144 backpacks prefilled with school supplies for at risk students. You can help by contributing to our efforts. Make checks payable to PUMC with school supplies in the memo. Additional supplies of crayons, notebook paper and 1" binders are also needed. Drop off these donations in the bin by the front doors of the church by August 6.

"Melody in G Major"
Darlene Skinner

Set a timer for 5 minutes and use a breath prayer.
On the inhale, pray, “Thank you God...”
On the exhale, "...our hearts rejoice."

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
  make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
  tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
  let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
  seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done,
  his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
  his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
He is the Lord our God;
  his judgments are in all the earth.

Psalm 105: 1-7

"Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee
perfect in power, in love and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
David Yoder, Sheila Oakes

Out of gratitude for all God has given us, we respond by giving back to God’s world around us. Click here to offer your talents toward building up our community, and also consider giving financially online or by mailing a check to the church.

"O Come to the Altar"
Connections Praise Band

1 Samuel 28:3-25

3 Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. Saul had expelled the mediums and the wizards from the land. 4 The Philistines assembled, and came and encamped at Shunem. Saul gathered all Israel, and they encamped at Gilboa. 5 When Saul saw the army of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly. 6 When Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, not by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets. 7 Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go to her and inquire of her.” His servants said to him, “There is a medium at Endor.”

8 So Saul disguised himself and put on other clothes and went there, he and two men with him. They came to the woman by night. And he said, “Consult a spirit for me, and bring up for me the one whom I name to you.” 9 The woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the wizards from the land. Why then are you laying a snare for my life to bring about my death?” 10 But Saul swore to her by the Lord, “As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.” 11 Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” He answered, “Bring up Samuel for me.” 12 When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!” 13 The king said to her, “Have no fear; what do you see?” The woman said to Saul, “I see a divine being[a] coming up out of the ground.” 14 He said to her, “What is his appearance?” She said, “An old man is coming up; he is wrapped in a robe.” So Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground, and did obeisance.

15 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams; so I have summoned you to tell me what I should do.” 16 Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the Lord has turned from you and become your enemy? 17 The Lord has done to you just as he spoke by me; for the Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hand, and given it to your neighbor, David. 18 Because you did not obey the voice of the Lord, and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the Lord has done this thing to you today. 19 Moreover the Lord will give Israel along with you into the hands of the Philistines; and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me; the Lord will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines.”

20 Immediately Saul fell full length on the ground, filled with fear because of the words of Samuel; and there was no strength in him, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night. 21 The woman came to Saul, and when she saw that he was terrified, she said to him, “Your servant has listened to you; I have taken my life in my hand, and have listened to what you have said to me. 22 Now therefore, you also listen to your servant; let me set a morsel of bread before you. Eat, that you may have strength when you go on your way.” 23 He refused, and said, “I will not eat.” But his servants, together with the woman, urged him; and he listened to their words. So he got up from the ground and sat on the bed. 24 Now the woman had a fatted calf in the house. She quickly slaughtered it, and she took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened cakes. 25 She put them before Saul and his servants, and they ate. Then they rose and went away that night.


"Hannah's Child: Words from Beyond"
by Pastor David

Today we conclude our sermon series that explores the life of the prophet Samuel—the last judge of Israel. Throughout the course of his life, Samuel had the power to both make and break kings. Samuel’s birth was a miracle, his life was an adventure, and his voice still speaks to us today.

"Wonderful Words of Life"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
1 Sing them over again to me,
wonderful words of life;
let me more of their beauty see,
wonderful words of life;
words of life and beauty,
teach me faith and duty.

Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life;
beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life.

2 Christ, the blessed One, gives to all
wonderful words of life;
sinner, list to the loving call,
wonderful words of life;
all so freely given,
wooing us to heaven.


3 Sweetly echo the gospel call,
wonderful words of life;
offer pardon and peace to all,
wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior,
sanctify forever.

Faithful God, we give you thanks for this time of worship today. Help us to rely on you. Direct our paths and give us the confidence to follow your direction. Help us to obey everything that you have taught us. May we thrive in all areas this week and be firmly rooted in your love. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
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