Author Archives: Isabella Dougan

HYMN: ”Lord of all Hopefulness” 10/11/2020

COME SING WITH US               Come to a church that’s refreshing, inspiring, and fun! What is the story behind the hymn “Lord of all Hopefulness?” “Lord of all Hopefulness” is a Christian hymn written … Continue reading

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Highlights From World Communion Sunday!

On the first Sunday in October, United Methodist congregations join many Christian churches worldwide to celebrate World Communion Sunday. The World Communion Sunday Offerings provide scholarships for national and international students, particularly first-generation college students and ethnic students.  At PUMC, we have … Continue reading

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Hymn: “This Child”

Tom Shelton, music director of children’s and youth choirs at PUMC, wrote the hymn “This Child” and composed its music. The lyrics of this Christmas song makes it suitable for release during the Coronavirus pandemic. Says Tom: “The verses represent … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: “God’s Dream”

At Children’s Time, during worship on Sunday, September 6, 2020, Pastor Jenny read aloud the children’s picture book, “God’s Dream.” Author Archbishop Desmond Tutu lives in South Africa. Coauthor Douglas Carlton Abrams lives in California. Illustrator LeUyen Pham, born in Vietnam, now lives in California.  “God’s Dream,” a beautifully … Continue reading

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Romans 13: 8-14 and Matthew 18: 15-20     

The scripture reading for Sunday, September 6, 2020, is from Romans 13: 8-14 and Matthew 18: 15-20.  “If Another Sins Against You” is the title of Pastor Jenny Smith Walz’s sermon.  “. . . and any other commandment, are summed up in this … Continue reading

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HYMNS: “God Made From One Blood,” “Panis angelicus,” and “When God Restored Our Common Life”

COME SING WITH US We Want to Worship With You Thomas H. Troeger is the author of “God Made From One Blood.”  To watch a YouTube video of this hymn, click here “Panis angelicus” (Latin for “Bread of Angels” or “Angelic … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: “Someday is Now”

Pastor Jenny read aloud the children’s picture book “Someday is Now,” written by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Illustrated by Jade Johnson, at Children’s Time, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, “Someday is Now,” a book on social justice in America, is about Clara Luper, a … Continue reading

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Romans 12:9-21 and
 Matthew 16:21-28

The scripture for Sunday, August 30, 2020, is from Romans 12:9-21 and
 Matthew 16:21-28.           “Take Up Your Cross” is the title of Pastor Jenny Smith Walz’s sermon.  “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to … Continue reading

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 Matthew 16:21-28

“Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho” and “Saranam, Saranam” 8/23/2020

COME ENJOY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC! We Want to Worship With You “Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho” OR “Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho“) is a well-known African American spiritual based on the story of Joshua in the Bible. The song tells … Continue reading

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“O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing:” Worship Music 8/23/2020

COME ENJOY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC! We Want to Worship With You Click here to enjoy “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing My Great Redeemer’s Praise.”  “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” is a Christian hymn written by Charles Wesley. While studying under Peter … Continue reading

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