The Calling Kit

Romans 12: 1-3


James 2: 1-10 + 14 – 17

September 5, 2021


Shoal Creek Camp

Camp is having a celebration on Saturday, September 18 from 10 -3 pm. They need help with desserts and with putting food our for guests. If you can help, please let us know. Also, plan to attend this event if you are able.


The Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, September 8, at 7 pm, in person in the Cornerstone Room. The Administrative Council will meet Wednesday, September 15, at 7 pm, in person in the Cornerstone Room. A Zoom option will be available for both meetings.


Planned for Saturday, September 18 from 8 am to noon at Magazine UMC. There are tasks for all skill levels. Come join in the fun!


We will welcome a representative from CASA to speak to us during worship, possibly Sept. 26th. Please plan to come and hear about and hopefully support the very important work of CASA within and around our community. We will be collecting a love offering for them.

Children’s Moment

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”.

Scripture Reading

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

Listening and Doing

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Prayer List

Bernadine Reed, hospitalized last week for breathing issues

Kay Lowder, for cancer and treatment

the Lowder family

the Hoing family

Chester “Bud” Parsons, a family member of Sue Travis Drewry
Billy Duncan, for Covid-19 but improving, a family of Elaine Best

Patsy Miller

Tom Miller, for Covid-19, son-in-law of Jewell White

Mabel Serpa

Joye Cooper

John Deichmann, for pancreatic cancer
Hal & Harriet Lee

David & Jackie Rayburn

Giving to Your United Methodist Church

Paris UMC

Donations may be mailed to:

Paris UMC
P.O. Box 506
Paris, AR 72855

Magazine UMC

Donations may be mailed to:

Magazine UMC
P.O. Box 439
Magazine, AR 72943

Waveland UMC

Donations may be mailed to:

Waveland UMC
P.O. Box 439
Magazine, AR 72943

Give+ Mobile Phone App

Donations through the Give+ app can be made with a debit card, credit card, or bank account. To use this app, go to your phone’s app store and search for – giveplus or give+ church. When you install the app, it will ask you to enter your church by name or by zip code to start the donation process..

Text to Give

You now have the ability to give via text message. Simply send a text to 833-496-0522 with the dollar amount you would like to give. The first time you text-to-give, you will receive a text message back from Vanco with a secure link to the Vanco website to complete your donation.

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