Sunday morning 12/4/2022  

Pastor J.R.

 will present the second of the 6 sermon Advent series 

“Waiting for Jesus”

with the Sermon

“Waiting in Peace

 Service @ 10:00 am in the Sanctuary 

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.

 

 

Upcoming Services

December 24, 2022, Candlelight Service at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

We will only have a combined service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary from November 27, 2022—January 1, 2023.  (Back to two services January 8, 2023.)

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

Please join us for our service

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.

5th Sunday celebration
Each 5th Sunday of a month, 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 at 11:30 a.m. in Berly Hall.  We’re asking all to bring enough for your family plus 2 more people.  All visitors  will be invited to join in the meal.

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

 

Sunday School Classes for adults include the Friendship

class and

 the Joy class that will be held at 10:00 am this Sunday,

in the Christian Life Center.

Friendship Sunday School

The Friendship class has start a new study called Adult Bible Studies, Lesson One.

We welcome anyone who would like to attend to come at 10:am a.m. each Sunday.

JOY Sunday School Class — Coming October 16th—JOY Class Starts a 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.