Sunday morning 12/3/2023
Rev. JR Virgin
will present the the first of a five week series
“To Do List”
with the Sermon
” Donate Food”
One Service @ 10 am
in the Sanctuary
The service will be live streamed via the church’s YouTube channel.
The link to our YouTube channel is:
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.
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.
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.
On the first 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.
Sunday School Classes for adults include the Friendship
the Joy class that will be held at 10:00 am this Sunday,
in the Christian Life Center.
Friendship Sunday School
“The Friendship Class will be studying Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws. We will use the book by Adam Hamilton, starting on February 19th. Through Luke‘s stories we find Jesus’s care and compassion for all as he welcomes sinners and outcasts. See Joe Mayhew (843 235 9303) to sign up. Books cost $12.”
We welcome anyone who would like to attend to come at 10:am a.m. each Sunday
JOY Sunday School Class — Study of Revelation
Many biblical scholars consider Revelation to be the most powerful book in the Bible. Yet is the least studied and many Christians who try to read it give up because it’s so difficult to understand. Now, with the new JOY class study, you have a chance to completely understand Revelation.
In this book—which uses fantastic imagery, supernatural beings and mysterious symbols—God gives us a glimpse into the future. It contains prophecy and focuses on believers’ responsibility in this world and their relationships to an eternal future spent with God.
Jesus told His disciples that, just before His return, there will be a great tribulation “unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again” (Matt. 24). This tribulation will encompass the whole globe. No one will be able to escape it. You may be wondering, “What am I to do?” Jesus said, “See, I have told you ahead of time”—in other words: Be ready. Be prepared. Don’t let those days take you by surprise.
Join us for an in-depth explanation of the topics in this important book. You will discover biblical principles, gain insight and learn how to apply its timeless truths to your life. You will learn about terms like rapture, Tribulation, Antichrist, New Jerusalem, Lake of Fire, Bottomless Pit, the Great White Throne, angels that became demons, the difference between Paradice and Torment in Sheol (Hades), just to name a few.
Revelation proclaims Christ’s total triumph over evil and the reality of eternal life with Him. It also teaches us about Jesus, how we should live for Him now and gives us hope for the future.