Decell Memorial United Methodist Church

3rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST                                        Color: Green

Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr.                         Rev. Heather Hensarling, District Superintendent

Rev. Frank Newell, Pastor                                                                    Martha Lightsey, Lay Leader

Melnee Frazier, Music Director / Pianist                                             Dr. Bettie Bullard, Organist




CALL TO WORSHIP                       “He is Here”                                                  



                                        God is Good!  All the Time!

                                        All the Time!  God is Good!


HYMN OF PRAISE  “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”       57(v. 1,2,3,6)


RESPONSIVE READING                                                  Inspired by Psalm 146

Joy comes to those who hope in God.
For the Lord is a Keeper of promises.
Our God is a God of healing and help and hope!
The Lord will reign forever,
Our God will keep faith with all generations.
Let us praise the Lord both now and forevermore!


GOSPEL READING & CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER                   Luke 7:11-17

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.






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.  Amen.


HYMN OF GRACE              “Sweet Hour of Prayer”                                     496



Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.


SCRIPTURE LESSON & SERMON                                          Galatians 1:11-24


HOLY COMMUNION                 “Word & Table II”                                        12


*HYMN OF INVITATION        “Have Thine Own Way Lord”         382 (v. 1,4)


*BENEDICTION & BLESSING                                                           Rev. Newell

*(As you are able, please stand)



Decell Memorial UMC                                          Broken & Hurting Families

Nursing Home Patients                                     Nelson Edwards (Pine Crest)

Helen Page (The Blake)                                 Wilma Pettigrew (Silver Cross)

Maxine Pickett (Silver Cross)                                 June Woolfolk (Ongoing)

Joey Smith & Family (Deployment)                       Melissa Bender (cancer)

Danny Boling (Cancer)                                                  Gene Butler (Cancer)

Joe Butler (Cancer)                                                   Carol Christian (Cancer)

Mike Frazier (Cancer)                                         Kim Lowery Haley (Cancer)

Barbara Hegwood (Cancer)                                   Charlene Jasper (Cancer)

Lorrie O’Hara (Cancer)                                                 Alice Rogers (Cancer)

Joyce Slonaker (Cancer)                                            Lillie Shannon (Cancer)

Sheila Stewart (Cancer)                                                Susan Storrs (Cancer)

Ann Thames (Cancer)                                           Sara Underwood (Cancer)

Sharon Waltman (Cancer)                              Frances Christianson (Health)

Abby Kimball (Health)                                         Marge Coxdare (Recovery)

If you would like to add someone to the bulletin, or if you or someone you know, would like a visit from the pastor or visitation committee please contact Rev. Newell or Hilda Lacey.



Old Testament: I Kings 2:1-21a

Psalter: Psalm 5

Epistle: Galatians 2:15-21

Gospel: Luke 7:36-8:3



Welcome to Decell Memorial UMC!  We are a congregation living out the Great Commission through the, “Power of We”.  If you would like to know more about this Body of Christ, feel free to contact us at decellmemorialun@bellsouth.net or call at 601-643-2749.   Frank


11 For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; 12 for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it.                    14 I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. 15 But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned to Damascus.

18 Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days; 19 but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord’s brother. 20 In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie! 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, 22 and I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea that are in Christ; 23 they only heard it said, “The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

Galatians 1:11-24


Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors





Our Greeter:  Alton Ricks

Ushers: Alton Ricks & Tom Ross

Flowers: Mary Ann Jasper



UMW.  United Methodist Women will be meeting 10:30 June 8th in the Fellowship Hall.  Meal to follow at Porches’.

UMM.  United Methodist Men will be meeting 8:00 a.m. Sunday, June 12 at Beauregard UMC.  All men are invited to attend.

FINANCE COMMITTEE.  The Finance Committee will be meeting 4:15 p.m. Sunday, June 12 in the Choir Room.

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL.  The Admin. Council will be meeting 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 12 in the Fellowship Hall.

GARDNERS NEEDED.  We are in need of volunteers to water and weed the landscaping.  If interested please see Rev. Newell.



W.H. Rogers – June 2                                           Jordan Slonaker – June 16

Mike McIntyre – June 6                                        Michelle Berch – June 25

Maxine Pickett – June 8



Ralph & Melnee Frazier – June 5      Jim & Martha Lightsey – June 26

Kenneth & Margaret Furr – June 15



“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew. 6:12)

Growing together in worship last week.                                                     26

Needed for 2016:                                                                                 $66,000

Received through April 2016:                                                            $19,275

Ahead(+)/Behind(-)                                                                            $(-)2,725

Decell Memorial

United Methodist Church

Wesson, Mississippi

2022 Hwy. 51 South      Wesson, MS 39191

601-643-2749      Email: decellmemorialun@bellsouth.net

Website: www.decellmemorialumc.com

Facebook: Decell Memorial United Methodist Church


Sunday, June 5, 2016


Our Worship continues – Our Service Expands

Go and shine God’s light to all the world in all you do!