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
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
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
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.
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
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
Carol Heidkamp (Keri’s aunt)- fractured elbows; Dawn (Barb Thaw’s friend)- health concerns;
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