Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

                       October 21, 2012


“Our changed lives might be the only gospel some people will ever read.”

                                                                                                          - Elaine Roulet


*Those who are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                 “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast In Thy Word”                    J.G. Walther      




*Introit                                      “Wonderful Words of Life”                             C.L. Moore


*Call to Worship

Leader: God invites us into the sanctuary of the divine presence.

People: We enter with awe and devotion to meet together with God.

Leader: This is a safe place where we know we are loved.

People: We feel the presence of God's Spirit and the Spirit of God's people.

Leader: Here God invites us to look honestly at our own lives.

People: We trust God's love and open our hearts today.

Leader: Know that God loves you as you are but God sees you as you can be, as well.

People: May we honestly examine our lives so that we can become all that God created us to be.


*Hymn                                          “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”                              #110

*Opening Prayer



Sharing Our Joys and Concerns                                                              


Stewardship Moment                                PRESENCE

Stewardship Hymn                  “Here I Am, Lord” (verse 3, refrain)                         #593


Anthem                                                         “Adoration”                              arr. P. Messick


Scripture                                             Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                               Mark 10:17-31

Sermon                                                                             Rev. Kelly J. Smith


Prayer Hymn                            “Take My Life, and Let It Be”                                        #399

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.


Offering our Gifts and Tithes

Offertory                                                  Sarabande                                             J.S. Bach


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

Generous God, thank you for the gifts you bestow upon us daily. Make us aware of

each blessing that comes our way - and create in us the constant desire to be blessings

 for others. Bless what we bring before you, we pray.  Amen.


*Hymn                                                   “Trust and Obey”                                                 #467


*Final Chorus                                “Where He Leads Me” (refrain only)                      #338                     


Postlude                                                    “Jubilation”                                             J. Denton


Please keep these folks in your prayers…

Nancy Radovic – physical therapy

Zach (Slobodnyak cousin) - platoon hit & needs surgery in Germany

Jane Glidden - back problems

Gael’s Uncle Bert - sick

Kim Sr. - loss of her brother

Jessie Assad (Kristian’s friend) - father recovery from accident, loss of her brother

Ed White – tests

Edna (Ginnie’s collegue) - surgery for broken wrists and elbow


Ongoing Concerns…

Kim Slobonyak - continued recovery;  Mike (Tammy’s friend) - health problems;

Susan (mother of Ginnie’s co-worker) - ovarian cancer;  Gary (Ginnie’s son) - health concerns; 

Tim Parkinson- serving in Afghanistan; Ella Mae (Parkinson’s disease); Paul Gaviglia (lung cancer); 

Melissa Morris;  Julius Gibson (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma);  Babies Luke and Kyler (cardiac defects); 

Harriet Fuller;  Tina Whitehead (work for human dignity);  Peace and Justice in Palestine and Israel;

Buck Cunningham;  Our Military and their families; Norma Wood; Liz Kilkenny;  Karen Hartz


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