Sunday Worship Services

 Sunday morning 12/12/2021 a combined Service 

will be at 10:00 am this week

Rev. Dr. William (Buddy) Phillips

will present the sermon

“You Bunch of Snakes!

in the Sanctuary with special music of the Hope of Advent with piano, percussion, flute and guest singers joining the Chancel Choir.

The service will be live streamed via the church’s YouTube channel.

The link to our YouTube channel is:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_rB7vyTH5FmKjYMKILTSg

You can only see the livestream from YouTube

To watch our livestream, go to this page in advance of the scheduled start time. Once watching the video, you can subscribe and also select to be notified of new videos.

Additionally, in the YouTube application you can search St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church and see any videos that exist if you miss the original livestreams.

The recorded services will be available on our Sermons webpage https://saintpaulsumc.com/sermons/ later each Sunday and will be shared with the church Facebook friends later as well.

You can reach the church’s YouTube and Facebook pages from the Church’s website

In the banner across the top of the website main page and most of the other pages, you can click on the “play” (triangle pointing right) icon that is right of the Facebook icon to go to our YouTube site.  You can also click on section on main page that says –

 “Join us for livestreaming services online”

Click the ” f” Facebook icon in the banner to reach our Facebook page.

Each Sunday, St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church offers two worship services

in the Sanctuary and Berly Hall.

Please join us for one of our services

A Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary begins at 8:45 a.m.  including Methodist liturgy and hymns with a full Chancel Choir.  This service is our more formal worship time.

Worship, in the Christian faith, is the act of attributing reverent honor and homage to God. In the New Testament, various words are used to refer to the term worship. One is “proskuneo” which means to bow down to God. Worship is bowing down the Lord of the universe and celebrating God’s gift of grace.

You will find a deep reverence here at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church. The music is abundant and deeply theological. It will encompass compositions from the great hymn writers the centuries like Carl Gustav (How Great Thou Art), John Newton (Amazing Grace), many others, and choices from thousands of those beautiful hymns written by Charles Wesley along with some more recent songs periodically. This is a church of music, and the choir and choir director celebrate God’s grace and seek to inspire the soul.

The Bible tells us that Jesus was and is the “Word of God.” So, in the Christian Church, the spoken word is central to the worship experience. The sermons are Biblically based and follow the common lectionary readings. Modern illustrations are used to expand the text. Throughout most of Christianity’s history, corporate Christian worship has been liturgical (three-year cycle of Scripture readings), characterized by prayers and hymns, with texts rooted in, or closely related to, the Scripture, particularly the Psalter.

On the last Sunday of each month, Holy Communion (Eucharist) is celebrated. The table at Saint Paul’s is viewed as Christ’s table. Both Protestant and Catholic and those of other denominations are invited. Sometimes intinction is used, and we process forward to receive the bread and wine. You may kneel at the altar following being served. On other occasions, we kneel at the altar; the heavenly host is passed along the alar rail by assistants. We are sure you will find both a spiritual event.

Come and celebrate the grace of God in with prayer, the spoken proclamation of grace and forgiveness, and song. Enter to give yourself to God. Depart to give yourself to the world for God.

11:00 A.M. Casual Service

Enter the relaxed atmosphere of Berly Hall for the 11:00 am service for a joyful message with uplifting music and fellowship.

The more casual atmosphere includes dressing as if you live in or are visiting the beach area plus coffee and donuts holes,

available seating around tables or in rows, and relaxed interaction.

St. Paul’s Waccamaw UMC also offers a 1:30 pm service each Sunday at Lakes of Litchfield, for residents of this retirement community. Guests and visitors are always welcome.

Each quarter the family of faith known as St. Paul’s UMC gathers at one time, in one place to worship together. The services alternate between Traditional and Casual so each will lead the service twice a year. Remembering how Jesus used mealtime for fellowship we gather around at lunch time in Berly Hall to enjoy good food and conversation. The food nourishes our bodies and the fellowship time nourishes our souls.  The combined Service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary will be followed by a congregational fellowship meal in Berly Hall

Communion is usually offered on the first Sunday of each month. Our table is open to all.

 

Sunday School Classes for adults have resumed for the Friendship class and

 the Joy class at 10:00 am every Sunday, in the Christian Life Center.

Friendship Sunday School

The Friendship SS class   All are invited to join us as we study God’s word and apply them to our lives.  We will be using an Adam Hamilton study “Words of Life” covering Jesus and the Promises of the Ten Commandments.  The book will cost $16.  If you plan to join our class, let Joe Mayhew (843-235-9303) know so we can order you a book.  God Bless.

JOY Sunday School Class — New J.O.Y. Class Study—the Book of James—Starting November 28th  

James, a half-bother of Jesus, wrote this book to encourage Christians. Its teaching has its roots in Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount. This study shows us how to learn to:

·       Be patient,

·       Overcome temptation,

·       Practice what the Bible teaches (be “doers of the Word, not hearers only”),

·       Be prepared for extra trials and testing,

·       Turn defeat into victory and trial into triumph,

·       Make peace,

·       Pray and get results.

In short, the Book of James deals with every area of a Christian’s life. We’d love to have you join the J.O.Y. class for this powerful 5-week study.

We hope to see you Sunday. And invite anyone who is not going to Sunday school to join us.