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
Welcoming God’s Children
Presentation and Dedication of Bible
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
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
ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS
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