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Worship – July 5, 2020

Worship – June 28, 2020

God Bless America
Gene Simmons, of the rock band called KISS, visited the Pentagon to promote military service on May 16, 2019 where he talked about his mother, who recently died at the age of 93. She was 14 when she was put in a Nazi concentration camp. As he spoke, he had to stop on numerous occasions to gain his composure. This is what he said:
“I was born in Israel. I am a proud son of a concentration camp survivor, Nazi Germany. My mother was 14 when she was in the camps. My mother just passed at 93, but if Americans could see and hear my mother talk about America they would understand.
I’ll just cut to the chase. When we first came to America, my mother let me stay up and watch TV with her. I couldn’t speak English very well and my mother could barely get by. She worked 6 days a week and at night we would watch the news and whatever and by 12 o’clock the 3 or 4 TV stations would go off the air and we would hear sssssss, just noise and people would presumably go to sleep. Before then we saw a jet flying through the sky and a man with a very deep voice was saying something, I couldn’t understand it, and the jet then turned skyward and flew seemingly into the heavens through the clouds and I remember what the man said, “…and saw the face of God.”
And then it melted into a black and white, because in those days we didn’t have color TV. The flag was full screen, billowing, and I heard, ‘da da da da da da,’ you know the National Anthem. I didn’t know what it was or what was going on and it was almost time to go to sleep. It was late. And, every time, my mother saw the flag, she would start crying. As an eight year old boy I didn’t understand why, but from my mother’s point of view we were finally safe. I may have been born in the country, that people throughout history have referred to as the promised land, but take my word for it…America is the promised land. For everybody. And don’t be ashamed. Don’t hesitate. We need to teach young people to be comfortable saying, ‘God bless America.'”
Celebrate our Nation this week.
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Preparing for Worship
Sunday, June 28, 2020
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Psalm 33: 10-22
MESSAGE: “Three Temptations and Three Words”
All Sermon recordings are available at https://www.mccormickumc.org/media/sermons
While we are staying home more and social distancing, now would be a good time to broaden your horizons by reading and at the same time help McCormick United Methodist Women by participating in the UMW Reading Program.
To qualify as a Reading Program participant in Program I, you only have to read a total of 5 books (one book in each of the 5 categories on the Reading Program Book List).
To make your participation easier, any books that are not available at the McCormick County Library can be ordered by the Library and you can have them in no more than 5 days!
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Kindness Update
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it only takes three words to describe the one above: “Path to Freedom”.
Could there be any more beautiful way to celebrate our country’s independence than to line the path that leads to the Lord’s House of Worship with beautiful American flags? The kind hands that skillfully placed these flags along this lane could not have dreamed what a strong patriotic statement it would make to motorists who pass by!
As Galatians 5:13, says: “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”  Those whose kind deeds provided this reminder of the freedoms we enjoy, and quite often take for granted, are true servants of God!
Happy 4th of July! (By the way, if you haven’t seen this beautiful display, look to your left when you pass Tranquil UMC on Highway 10 as you drive into Greenwood.)
We celebrate our nation’s independence this week with quite a few acts of kindness that also reflect the hearts of His servants:
Be on the lookout for Jesus on the streets of McCormick! While my car was parked on Main Street, He left a light blue calling card there with the words of John 3:16 on it and said “I Love You!” – Jesus!
Walked into Food Lion and the woman in front of me disinfected a cart and passed it to me saying, “Do this for the next person and enjoy her smile!”
My brother came for a short visit, and like an answer to prayer, quietly went downstairs and spent a day cleaning the workshop and finding a home for all the tools which had sat untouched since my husband moved to his heavenly home. An unexpected kindness and special blessing.
I thank the special, kind angel who takes time each week to collect and assemble these acts of kindness for us all to enjoy! Amen? Amen!
I recently helped a vendor at the McCormick Farmers’ Market take her tent down when a storm came up.
Have you seen God today? If you see God at work this week, there are two ways you can share what you saw!
1) Be a blessing to others by sharing your Act of Kindness (no names please) on our website, or use this link! Then check back each week to learn how others are passing on acts of kindness! The link is https://www.mccormickumc.org/acts-of-kindness
2) There is a Kindness box in the library on the window sill, along with paper and pencil. Share your God-Wink, perhaps someone else will be inspired!
This week Mike Sartain played guitar for us at 8:30am and 11am

“The Great Old Hymns Medley”

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Starting this Sunday (July 5), there will be one service at 10am. Our numbers have dictated that we move to one service for the time-being. We will send out a reminder later this week.
There will be a shortened service, specially marked seating in the pews, disinfecting of the sanctuary, and no passed collection plates. Masks are required for the entire service.