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


Sermon                                                        Gideon



   Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


Offertory                                        “For Me to Live is Jesus”                                    J. Pachelbel

                                 (To give electronically from your mobile device visit donate.mifflinave.org)


*Doxology                                        “Bless Thou the Gifts”                                                      #587

*Offering Prayer

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



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