Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

September 9, 2012




*Those who are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                                  Caithness                                            H. Willan

Greeting and Welcome

*Introit                                              “Make Me a Servant”                                  K. Willard


*Call to Worship:

One: God's presence is in this place.

All: Here we learn to listen for God.

One: The Holy Spirit has called us here.

All: Today we will respond to God's Spirit.

One: Jesus has set an example for us.

All: Here today, we will follow Jesus.


*Hymn                                                  “This is the Day” (x2)                                        #657


*Opening Prayer

Creator God, you rule the universe, and yet you know each of us by name. Come

among us now to help us understand your Word for our lives, so we may praise

you and proclaim your work to all who will hear. Amen.


*Passing the Peace


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


Prayer Hymn                                    “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”                       #348

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.


Anthem                             “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”                                J. Martin


Children’s Song                            “Father Abraham”                                              (video)


Scripture                                        Matthew 19:13-15

Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                  James 2:1-17                                

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Kelly J. Smith


Offering our Gifts and Tithes

Offertory                                                   “Fugue”                                                              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.

*Offering Prayer

We offer ourselves to you, O God, that we may be transformed into your servants

and your ministers to this world. We offer our gifts that they may be used to spread

your reign throughout all creation. Amen.


*Hymn                                           “We Are the Church”                                              #558


*Final Chorus                             “We Are the Church” (refrain only)                            #558


Postlude                                    “Let All The People Praise Thee”                            J. Boalt


Please keep these folks in your prayers…

Margaret Schillinger- hospital

Nick & Kim Slobonyak- continued recovery

Shirly (Mary Kilgour’s sister)- breast cancer

Katie (Mary's grandniece, Shirly's niece)- open heart surgery

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

Bob Holscher- prostate cancer

Jean Smith- colon cancer

Joe Weimer (friend of Kerri Whitfield’s) - heart surgery


Ongoing Concerns…

Carol Heidkamp (Keri’s aunt)- fractured elbows; 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);  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; Debra Andrews(cancer);Elaine; Jack Winkopp



Alice Wetzel, Betty Willey, Vivian Behm, Margaret Craig, Marge Schillinger, Lynn Kittner, Mary Gardner, Stephen Koesel