Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

August 18, 2013


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                        “Morning Prelude”                                     E. Broughton


Welcome and Announcements


Entering into worship


*Call to Worship

Almighty God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life - not because of

anything we have done but because of your own purpose and grace, give us your

Holy Spirit so that we may know and abide in your presence more fully this day.

Be pleased to dwell in us, Lord Jesus, in whom we pray. Amen.


*Hymn                                           “To God Be the Glory”                                                           #98


*Opening Prayer


*Greeting One Another in Christian Love


                                                                                                                  A Time of prayer


*Hymn                                     “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”                                  #2158

in The Faith We Sing


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                                                                                                                             Acts 16

Sermon                                                       Lydia



                   Celebrating the sacrament of baptism


The Baptismal Covenant                                                                                                       #33


Baptism Hymn                  “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”                                  #611


                             Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes

Offertory                                                  “Interlude”                                                 F. Peeters

                                               To give electronically from your mobile device visit



*Doxology                                        “Bless Thou the Gifts”                                                 #587

*Offering Prayer

We give you thanks, O God, for calling us back to the first thing in our lives, worshiping

you and serving others. Receive us as your children as we offer these tokens of our

dedication to you. Amen.


                    Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                                             “Together We Serve”                                                      #2175

in The Faith We Sing


Postlude                                                    “Postlude”                                                      J. Blied







Judy- broken rib, back to work

Flo (Cousin of Jean McQuade) - beginning chemo for lung cancer

Cindy and Steve (friends of Gail) - Steve diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Julie (friend of Ruth) - heart disorder

Family of Carol Koebler (friends of Pastor Kelly) - in their time of grief

Bea Crawford – in hospital

Elisabeth Ehrlich – car accident





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

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