Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

                                  November 4, 2012


“The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.”

 - Unknown


*Those who are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                         “Prelude in E Minor”                                  R. De Kovan   




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


*Call to Worship

Leader: Where you go

People: I will go,

Leader: and where you stay

People: I will stay.

Leader: Your people

People: will be my people,

Leader: and your God,

People: my God.

Leader: Amazing love,

People: that draws one to another.

Leader: Amazing love,

People: That commits one to another.

Leader: Amazing, inseparable love -

People: This is the love of God.

Leader: Let us worship

People: our God who is love.


*Hymn                                         Jesus, United by Thy Grace”                                   #561

*Opening Prayer



Sharing Our Joys and Concerns                                                              

Stewardship Moment                             WITNESS

Stewardship Hymn                  “Here I Am, Lord” (verse 1, refrain)                          #593


Baptismal Covenant I                     Rylee Nicole Szykowny                                        #33


Baptismal Hymn                 #Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”                           #611


Scripture                                                 Ruth 1:1-18

Children’s Sermon


Anthem                                               “Come Holy Spirit”                                                  G. Young


Scripture                                                Mark 12:28-34

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                                            “Consecration”                                    B. Glyncannon


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 bring our gifts to you, O God, as tokens that we offer ourselves in total love to your

holiness. As we love you, may we and our gifts be used to care for and love others. Amen.



*Hymn                        “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”                    #2223

                                                                  in The Faith We Sing


*Final Chorus             “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” (Refrain) #2223

                                                                  in The Faith We Sing


Postlude                                                 “Joy and Praise”                                            J. Rand


Please keep these folks in your prayers…

Chad(Gensler’s cousin) – deployed overseas

Devon(Gensler’s friend)- reserves

Nancy Radovic- continuing to heal

Katie’s dad-West Nile Virus

People in the path of hurricane Sandy

Marcy- breast cancer

Pat (Mary Brand’s uncle)- very sick

Bea Crawford- recovering from pneumonia

Doc- lung cancer

Anne (Viehland’s caregiver)- continued pain

   Ongoing Concerns…

Gael’s Uncle Bert-sick; Zach(Slobodnyak’s cousin) – reconering from surgery; 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;  TinaWhitehead- work for human dignity;  Buck Cunningham; Norma Wood;

Liz Kilkenny;  Karen Hartz