Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

                     October 28, 2012

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

 - Gandhi


*Those who are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                 “Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now”                                G. Bohm   




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


*Call to Worship

One: This is the day our God is making.

All: Let us rejoice.

One: This is the time when God is present.

All: Let us be open.

One: This is the moment when forgiveness flows and life is renewed.

All: Let us sing.


*Hymn                             “All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine”                  #166

*Opening Prayer




Sharing Our Joys and Concerns                                                              


Stewardship Moment                                GIFTS

Stewardship Hymn                  “Here I Am, Lord” (verse 2, refrain)                         #593


Anthem                                       “Shall We Gather At the River”                 arr. J. Carter


Scripture                                               Mark 10:46-52

Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                Mark 10:35-45

Sermon                                                                             Rev. Kelly J. Smith


Prayer Hymn                                            Jesu, Jesu                                                       #432

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                            “Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart”               J.F. Alberti


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

God of wisdom and compassion, as we offer these gifts to you, we confess that

too often we have tried to offer gifts with strings attached; we have mimicked

generosity in the hope we might sway you to our agenda. We have envisioned

ourselves as the ones who should be served, ignoring your command that we

be the ones who serve others. May these gifts be used as instruments of your

compassion, but more than these, may our lives be the tools you use to make

 your love real. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.


*Hymn                              “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”                   #581


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


Postlude                                                 “Festival Postlude”                               E.L. Ashford


Please keep these folks in your prayers…

Marcy- breast cancer

Pat (Mary Brand’s uncle)- very sick

Bea Crawford- pneumonia

Doc- lung cancer

Anne (Viehland’s caregiver)- continued pain

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

Gael’s Uncle Bert - sick

Kim Sr. - loss of her brother

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

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


Ongoing Concerns…

Ed White – tests; Kim Slobonyak - continued recovery;  Mike (Tammy’s friend) - health problems;

 Susan- ovarian cancer;  Gary- 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;  Buck Cunningham; Norma Wood;

Liz Kilkenny;  Karen Hartz



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