Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
August 25, 2013
*Those that are able are invited to stand
Gathering “Faith Everlasting” L.A. Warriner
Welcome and Announcements
Joys and Concerns
Entering into worship
*Call to Worship
One: A gift of a new day,
All: Unlived, untried, ready to be opened.
One: A new day with surprising miracles;
All: With love to be given,
One: Kindness to be shared
All: And peace to be enjoyed.
One: A gift of a new day,
All: God’s gift to us.
One: Let us receive it with joy
All: And live it in expectation.
*Hymn “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” #400
*Greeting One Another in Christian Love
A Time of prayer
Entering into Prayer OBSTACLES Shift Worship
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
Hymn “Wonderful Words of Life” #600
Scripture Judges 6
Sharing our blessings
Offering our Gifts and Tithes
Offertory “For Me to Live is Jesus” J. Pachelbel
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*Doxology “Bless Thou the Gifts” #587
Generous God, thank you for the gifts you bestow upon us daily.
Make us aware of each blessing that comes our way - and create in us the constant
desire to be blessings for others.
Bless what we bring before you, we pray. Amen.
Taking the Word to the World
*Hymn “Take My Life, and Let It Be” #399
Postlude “In Thee, Lord, Have I Put My Trust” J.S. Bach
Anna Bell-5weeks old, stroke at 2 days old
Lily – 7 week old undergoing chemo for a tumor
Kim Viehland – returned from Florida sick
Jeff and Judy – traveling to Czech Republic for a wedding
Rebecca and Travis – traveling to England for a wedding
Friends serving in Afghanistan
Jessica (Pastor Kelly’s cousin) – major surgery for colorectal cancer
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
ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS
Steve (John McQuade’s co-worker)- prostate cancer; Julie(friend of Ruth)-heart disorder;
Pastor Patty Soward-non alcohol liver disease; Mike(Tammy’s friend)-non Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
Mary Ellen(Sharon’s sister)- cancer; Sydney-diagnosed with Leukemia; Pete - lung cancer;
Alma-Leukemia; Marcy-breast cancer; Debra Andrews -cancer; Ella Mae-Parkinson’s disease;
Tina Whitehead and her work for human dignity; Buck Cunningham-colon cancer;
Our military and their Families
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, Norma Wood; Bea Crawford