Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

             August 11, 2013


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                      “Love of the Father”                                           D. Paxton


Welcome and Announcements


                                Entering into worship


*Call to Worship

One: We gather in this holy place:

All: Hoping a song touches our hearts,

One: Looking for strength to endure,

All: Willing a prayer to reach heaven,

One: Longing for peace to well up within,

All: Listening for a word that comforts,

One: Waiting for the children to explode with joy,

All: Desiring an outpouring of God's Spirit.

One: We gather together, in holy anticipation,

All: And God meets us here.


*Hymn                                                  “God is Here”                                                      #660


*Opening Prayer

We look to you, O Lord, and to your strength; we seek your face.

We are lost and empty without you.

Make your presence known to us now.

Shine your face upon us, our glorious King. Amen.


*Greeting One Another in Christian Love

             A Time of 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.


                             Entering Into the word


Scripture                                                                                                                           Daniel 3

Sermon                                                Protection

            The Story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego



Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes

Offertory                                                 “Offertory”                                           F. Walczynski

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            please visit donate.mifflinave.org now.


*Doxology                                        “Bless Thou the Gifts”                                                 #587

*Offering Prayer


Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                                    “God of Grace and God of Glory”                                            #577


Postlude                                                  “Recessional”                                         J. Mansfield





S3 Fellowship

Please join us for our S3 Fellowship time after the worship service today in the John Wesley room.

Our host this month is Bambi Brewer along with the help of Oliver.


                                                   PRAYER CONCERNS

Family of Loretta McGlaughlin who passed away-grandmother of Matt & Kaylee (Keri’s kids), friend of Ginnie White

Akudo’s mom, Rosalyn – recovery

Pastor Austin – continued wholeness

Wilkinsburg Community Ministries – out of money, may not make it til the end of the year

Slobodnyak family


                                                       ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS

Sue Clapper-continued healing; Pastor Patty Soward-non alcohol liver disease; Barry(Sherry’s friend)- pneumonia/congestive heart failure;

Mike(Tammy’s friend)-diagnosed with non Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Jonah-autoimmune disease; Mary Ellen(Sharon’s sister)- cancer;

 Sydney-diagnosed with Leukemia; Kim & Lori; Pete- battling lung cancer; Alma-Leukemia; Michael- car accident; Pastor Janet; 

Devon (Gensler’s friend)-reserves; Marcy-breast cancer; Doc-lung cancer; Gary, Shirley Social -medical concerns; Debra Andrews -cancer;

 Elaine; Joe Weimer; Jack Winkopp; Bill; Ella Mae-Parkinson’s disease; Sharon Coyn - leg issue;

Tina Whitehead and her work for human dignity, peace and justice in Palestine and Isreal; Buck Cunningham; 

Our military and their families; Norma Wood; Liz Kilkenny


      Home Bound/Assisted Living                                                                          

Alice Wetzel; Asbury Villas, Marge Schillinger, Betty Willey; Asbury Villas, Stephen Koesel, Vivian Behm; Asbury Villas,

Richard James; Seneca Hills Village,Ken Thompson Seneca Hills Village, Harriet Fuller, Nancy Radovic; Harbour Living;

Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

905 Mifflin Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15221