Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church

(440) 845-1244
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Pastor: Rev. Beverly Hall
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Ephesians 5:15-20

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

2 Samuel:18:5-9, 15, 31-33

The king gave orders to Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, ‘Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.’ And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders concerning Absalom.  So the army went out into the field against Israel; and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. The men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the slaughter there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. The battle spread over the face of all the country; and the forest claimed more victims that day than the sword. Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. His head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on. And ten young men, Joab’s armour-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him, and killed him. Then the Cushite came; and the Cushite said, ‘Good tidings for my lord the king! For the Lord has vindicated you this day, delivering you from the power of all who rose up against you.’ The king said to the Cushite, ‘Is it well with the young man Absalom?’ The Cushite answered, ‘May the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise up to do you harm, be like that young man.’  The king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept; and as he went, he said, ‘O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would that I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!’

UMH#682 -Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow: Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father , Son, and Holy Ghost

Merciful God, we present these gifts as our act of worship. May our offering bring help and hope to hurting people. Use and multiply these gifts to bring justice where injustice reigns, to pour out mercy on those who need it most, and to be a tangible sign of your love for the world. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Did you know that our weekly General Fund offerings need to total $3,937.86 to balance our budget? Our offerings totaled  $1,228.00 
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Upcoming Events

AA Meeting
Thu Aug 16, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joanne Graduation Party
Sat Aug 18

Jazzercize
Sat Aug 18, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Twice Blessed Store
Sat Aug 18, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Journey Worship Service
Sun Aug 19, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Traditional Worship Service
Sun Aug 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cub Scouts - Bears
Sun Aug 19, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Newsletter Articles Are Due
Mon Aug 20

Jazzercise
Mon Aug 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boy Scouts
Tue Aug 21, 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

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