Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

August 5, 2012


“Maybe love is nothing more than a willingness to be interrupted.”

                                                                                              -  Ted Loder



                          *Those who are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                                “Voluntary”                                               F. Linley


Greeting and Welcome


*Call to Worship:

Leader: We come from many places to become one congregation.

People: With different names, faces, histories, we are still one in Christ.

Leader: Others also gather in Christ's name.

People: We share our faith with them.

All: Make us one, O God, through our worship and praise.


*Hymn                                          “Many Gifts, One Spirit”                                          #114

*Opening Prayer

*Affirmation of Faith                                                                                                     #883


*Passing the Peace


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


Prayer Hymn                                    “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”                                  #420


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

            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 forever.  Amen.


Scripture                                           2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a

Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                           Ephesians 4:1-16

Sermon                                            Called to be One                      Rev. Kelly J. Smith


Preparing the Table

Prayer of Confession

            God, we have wandered from home, gone off looking for some-thing; some

vague longing; something that thrills or excites; something that takes away this

empty gnawing inside. We have wandered far, gotten lost, given up ever finding

 that which satisfies.

            Loving God, you have been with us in the search, you have beckoned us home.

You have prepared a table for us, a huge welcoming party. And all heaven rejoices.

Thank you for seeking us again and again. Amen.


Communion Hymn                                    “One Bread, One Body”                                      #620


Celebrating Communion


Offering our Gifts and Tithes

Offertory                                                Offertoire                                               C. Franck




                                                                 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.

                                                                       Praise God, all creatures here below.

                                                                        Praise God above, ye heavenly host.

                                                               Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

*Offering Prayer

God of harmony, take our many gifts and use them for one purpose: to make a broken

 world whole in Christ. Amen.


*Hymn                                           “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                                            #557


*Final Chorus                      “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (refrain only)                  #717


Postlude                                                       “Postlude”                                              J. Pilland



(Don’t forget Pastor Kelly has magnets and cards with her contact information on it- make sure you get one, she’s there for whatever you may need.)