Service for July 5, 2020

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Announcements

Happy Fourth of July Weekend to everyone! Our prayer is for everyone to have a safe and happy holiday.

Our Trustees have met or are meeting soon to go over our Relaunch Plan.

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Pray for America

Prayer for the Nation

Teach us, God of every nation, to see every question of national policy in the light of our faith, that we may check in ourselves and in others every passion that makes for war, all ungenerous judgment, all promptings of self-assurance, all presumptuous claims.

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This Is My Song

One of the most stirring tunes in the United Methodist Hymnal is FINLANDIA. The melody comes from a symphonic tone poem by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) by the name of Finlandia, Op. 26.

Amerrica the Beautiful

Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) offers iconic images in “America the Beautiful” that capture the variety of landscapes found throughout the continental United States. Her hymn has inspired many singers to nationalistic devotion and gratitude to God for this land.

America

When Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I have a dream” speech on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to over 200,000 civil rights supporters, the refrain — “Let freedom ring!” — that climaxed this famous speech came from Samuel Smith’s patriotic hymn.

God of the Ages

“God of the Ages” (originally “God of Our Fathers”), is Daniel C. Roberts one claim to literary fame, was written for a small rural parish in Brandon, Vt., for the nation’s centennial celebration in 1876.

Children’s Message

Presented by Donna Robinson from Magazine UMC.

Freedom

Sermon

Scripture Reference: Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Today is not a Christian holiday.  It is about one country when Christianity has no borders.  But Independence Day is not just a USA thing, many countries have it. 

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Address

205 North Elm Street
(P.O. Box 506)
Paris, Arkansas 72855

Email

parisumc@arumc.org

Phone

(479) 963-8000