Sunday, July 26, 2020

This year, we are purchasing 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.

We will not be sending AGAPE Shoeboxes in 2020. There has been a slow down in financial contributions to the ministry of AGAPE. Therefore the Board for AGAPE requests that local Churches consider making financial gifts instead to the AGAPE Ministry to pay for the salary of Nara Melkonyan and ongoing ministries there. The PUMC Missions Team has already made a donation to the AGAPE Ministry and will not be collecting shoeboxes this year.

We will be doing the ANGEL TREE this year. Watch for details in September.

"Trumpet Tune in F"
Darlene Skinner

Set a timer for 5 minutes and use a breath prayer.
On the inhale, mentally say: “You call us...”
On the exhale: "...You sustain us."

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
  even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
  With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
  my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
  nor will you let your faithful[a] one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life;
  you will fill me with joy in your presence,
  with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:7-11

"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
1 Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
mount of God's redeeming love.

2 Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I'm come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

3 Oh, to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above. 

"Thank You for the Valley"
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.
"Teeny Weenie King"
Thomas McDow

"O God Our Help In Ages Past"
Connections Praise Band

1 Samuel 16:1-13


"Hannah's Child: Samuel & David"
by Pastor David

Today we continue with 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. Join us through the month of July as we look again at the amazing story of Hannah’s child.

"Jesus Calls Us"
Torin Wright & Darlene Skinner
1. Jesus calls us o'er the tumult
of our life's wild, restless sea;
day by day his sweet voice soundeth,
saying, "Christians, follow me!"

3. Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world's golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, "Christians, love me more!"

4. In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
"Christians, love me more than these!"

5. Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.
Lord, we pray that we will leave this place living today in Christ's presence, remembering he is near and will sustain us as we serve in his name.
Anton Leinweber (German, 1845–1921)
Hannah brings Samuel to Eli. c. 1915