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
*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
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
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
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.
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.)