We are the McCormick United Methodist Church (MUMC). Our congregation loves God and cares for one another. We share in each other’s joys and provide mutual support and prayers during tough times. We have fun as we work together doing the work of God. We reach up to God and reach out to our friends and neighbors both near and far.
We welcome visitors with the same love and energy. The members of MUMC care about you and your well-being. We want to get to know you, your joys, your concerns, your prayer needs and your spiritual gifts.
We invite you to look around our site, be sure to look at the sermons, pictures, missions and calendar. Then go to the "PLAN A VISIT" link above and join us at either the 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM service on Sunday!
Personal Prayers: Getting Started
Some of you know that sometimes I offer what I call “set prayers.” These are prayers written by other people who are far better writers than I. Many of them lived and died long ago. It’s easy to find “set prayers” in published material such as the United Methodist Book of Worship.
It is good to sometimes pray the prayers of other people, especially when they are brief and easily memorized. The short ones can become part of our regular prayer life. In fact, when it’s hard to get started with our personal prayers, they can be a great starting point.
One example is “The Acorn Prayer.” “Lord God, I am yours totally and completely without reservation. Use me as you wish, send me where you will, for I am dead and my life is hidden with Christ in God.”
Another, much shorter one, is “The Jesus Prayer.” It comes from Jesus’ words about the tax collector standing to the side in the temple praying these words: “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke 18: 13)
Here’s the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Not hard to memorize!
And one more prayer. It has three lines, all very simple:
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
How many times did people who approached Jesus start with these words: “Lord, have mercy” Too many to count, I suppose?
Prayers of other followers of Christ, especially brief ones, can become great helps in our own prayer lives.
Pastor Paul's sermons are available at http://mccormickumc.org/sermons
Recent sermons added are
“Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Loves Others”
“Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Prays Constantly”
“Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Gives Thanks”
"Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Rejoices in God"
UNITED METHODIST MEN – SEP MEETING AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The United Methodist Men met Tuesday evening, September 13. The group enjoyed a great meal prepared by Bob Weiss and Ron Garling. Bruce Motsinger presented the devotion. His message was on "God Winks" and included a variety of short stories on people who had experienced "God Wink" moments in their lives. This concluded with members sharing "God Wink" experiences in their lives.
Dr. Gregory Griffin and Jeremy Hutton, El Salvador missioners, shared their experiences from a mission trip to El Salvador. They challenged the group to get involved with missions and highlighted the fact that we didn't have to be Doctors, Dentists, or other type professionals to get involved and make a difference. During their week in El Salvador, they administered medical help to over 1600 patients who came out of the hills to see a medical person they normally don't have access to in their country. Some walking many miles to get help. The people were given much needed medical attention as well as spiritual support by the group.
The UMM also hosted a pancake breakfast in conjunction with McCormick’s annual Gold Rush Festival on Saturday, September 17. To see more photos from the UMM meeting and the pancake breakfast visit http://mccormickumc.org/united-methodist-men
BANNER PURCHASED TO SUPPORT HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
MUMC has purchased a marketing banner from McCormick High School. The banner will be displayed at all high school athletic events during the 2016-2017 school year. Show your support of our schools by attending a game. The fall sports schedule is available at http://www.mccormick.k12.sc.us/Page/1512
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PROVIDE FLOWERS FOR WORSHIP
Thanks to all those who provide floral arrangements for our Sunday worship services. They are a wonderful way to honor and memorialize our loved ones and also exemplify the beauty of God's creation. If you would like to participate in this ministry call the church office at 852-2394 or add your name to the sign-up sheet outside the church office.
Dan & Linda Higgins
Floyd & Peggy Thomas
Rich and Bet Dombrowski
Dick & Wendy Kvale
Jerry & Lyn Miller
Ronald & Shirley Garling