Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

                         September 15, 2013


*Those that are able are invited to stand




Welcome and Announcements

(You are invited to share your Joys and Prayer Concerns with the congregation by

writing them on the Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


     Entering into worship


Introit                                                   “We Want to Sing”                                                    Choir          


*Call to Worship

One Voice: Come, you have a story to tell.

Many Voices: Once we were lost and could not find our way.  But Jesus,

who came to seek and save the lost, found us!

One Voice: Come you have a story to tell.

Many Voices: Of being in prison, held by someone or something that would

not let go.  Then, one day, the dungeon shook, the chains fell off and God set us free!

One Voice: Come, you have a story to tell; of rescue, of provision, of healing, of a vision of the Living God.

All Voices: We come to worship; We come to pray; We come to sing;

We come to praise; We have a testimony!


*Hymn                                “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” (verses 1-3)                        #103


*Opening Prayer


Welcoming God’s Children

Children’s Sermon


Presentation and Dedication of Bible


Bible Litany

Leader: Receive the Word of God. Learn its stories and study its words.  Its stories belong to us all,

and its words speak to us all. They tell us who we are and that we belong to one another, for we are

the people of God.

Eli: I receive this Bible with my hands, my heart, and my mind.  Thank you.

Congregation: We rejoice in this step in your journey with God. We pray

God will guide you, your family, and us as you use this Bible in your home, in your classes,

and in our worship. We will learn together and grow in our love for God’s Word.

Eli: The Word of God is a lamp to my feet and light to my path.  

        Thanks be to God!


Hymn                                     “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” (verses 2-4)               #611



Entering Into the word


Scripture                                                                                                                 1 Timothy 1:1-17



A Time of prayer

Prayer Hymn                       “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”                                #400

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.



    Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes




*Doxology                                        “Bless Thou the Gifts”                                                      #587

*Offering Prayer


Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                                 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”                                  #368


*Hymn                                 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” (refrain only)                      #368




Have a blessed week!




Ed White- back in hospital, recovering from hip surgery

Mary Ellen (Sharon’s sister) – beginning radiation after thyroid surgery

Nicole Slobodnyak – upcoming knee surgery




 Lily -chemo; Anna Bell - recovering from stroke; Jessica (Pastor Kelly’s cousin)-colorectal cancer;

 Steve (friend of Gail) - pancreatic cancer; Flo (cousin of Jean McQuade) - lung cancer;

Steve (John McQuade co-worker) -prostate cancer; Julie (friend of Ruth)-heart disorder;

Mike(Tammy’s friend)-non Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Mary Ellen(Sharon’s sister)- cancer;

Sydney-diagnosed with Leukemia; Tina Whitehead and her work for human dignity;

Buck Cunningham (friend of Keri)-colon cancer; Our military and their families



Home Bound/Assisted Living

Alice Wetzel, Marge Schillinger, Betty Willey, Stephen Koesel, Vivian Behm, Richard James, Ken Thompson,

Harriet Fuller, Nancy Radovic, Norma Wood, Bea Crawford