Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
September 2, 2012
“What really matters is what happens in us, not to us.”
- James Kennedy
*Those who are able are invited to stand
Gathering “St. Crispin” H. Willah
Greeting and Welcome
*Call to Worship:
One: God is at work.
All: Light pierces the darkness.
One: Love calms fear.
All: Joy tickles sadness.
One: Hope lifts up despair.
All: Peace disarms anger.
One: Kindness dances around hostility.
All: Music sings away troubles.
One: God is at work!
*Hymn “The Lily of the Valley” (TFWS) #2062
Come, Lord Jesus, open us to the wonder of your amazing grace; show us the
fullness of your salvation, grant us the peace that passes all understanding.
We place ourselves in your care and yield our lives to your touch. Speak to
us today in word and silence. In Your name, amen.
*Passing the Peace
Sharing Our Joys and Concerns
Prayer Hymn “Seek Ye First” #405
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 Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Scripture James 1
Sermon Rev. Kelly J. Smith
Communion Hymn “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” #629
Sharing the Lord’s Supper
Offering our Gifts and Tithes
Offertory “Choral” F. Peeters
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.
We offer our gifts and ourselves to you, the perfect One, who calls us and all creation
to wholeness and completeness. May our offerings and our lives be part of your
great plan. Amen.
*Hymn “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” #557
*Final Chorus “Standing on the Promises” (refrain only) #374
Postlude “Prelude in F” J.S. Bach
Please keep these folks in your prayers…
Jeremy Brewer’s family for
their loss of their grandmother, Catherine Coaker.
Kristen & Dave , Ginnie’s granddaughter and Sue‘s god-daughter, for the loss of their baby
Ann, Viehland’s caretaker, who has developed an infection and was hospitalized
Prayers for Nick & Kim Slobonyak, Haiti, Cuba, US South and those in the path of the storm
Bob Holscher- prostate cancer, Jean Smith- colon cancer Elaine- medical concerns
Kathy and her family as her 19 yrs old son, John, died in an accident
Joe Weimer (friend of Kerri Whitfield’s)- heart surgery
Gary Burdick - the loss of his dog
Shirly (Mary Kilgour’s sister)- breast cancer; Dawn (Barb Thaw’s friend)- health concerns; Alice Wetzel;
Dixie Arndt (Cancer); Bill; Ella Mae (Parkinson’s disease); Paul Gaviglia(lung cancer); Melissa Morris;
Julius Gibson (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma); Tracy (leg injury); Jack Winkopp; Babies Luke and Kyler (cardiac defects);
Sharon Coyn (leg issues); Harriet Fuller; Tina Whitehead (work for human dignity);
Peace and Justice in Palestine and Israel; Buck Cunningham; Our Military and their families;
Ed White; Rev. Austin Hornyak; Norma Wood; Liz Kilkenny; Karen Hartz
Alice Wetzel, Betty Willey, Vivian Behm, Margaret Craig, Marge Schillinger, Lynn Kittner,
Mary Gardner, Stephen Koesel