Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
October 28, 2012
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
*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
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
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.
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
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