Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 October 27, 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          


*Call to Worship

Leader: Dearest Jesus, at your word,

People: We have come again to hear you.

Leader: Let our thoughts and hearts be stirred;

People: In glowing faith bring us near you.

Leader: By the promises here given,

People: Draw us wholly up to heaven.


*Hymn                                        “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”                                             #361

in The United Methodist Hymnal


*Opening Prayer


Anthem                                                      “Each And Every Day”                                        Choir                                     


Offering Our Prayers

Joys and Concerns


Hymn                                       “Just as I Am, Without One Plea”                                       #357

in The United Methodist Hymnal





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


Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                                                                                       Luke 18:9-14


Sermon                                             “Hip to Be Humble”                                           James Fink


  Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


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



*Doxology                                        “Bless Thou the Gifts”                                                      #587

in The United Methodist Hymnal

*Offering Prayer

Merciful Lord, we offer our gifts and we offer our prayers, not trusting in our

righteousness, but as those who know our own unworthiness but trust only in your

love and grace. Keep from us any temptation to see ourselves as better than any other,

remembering that you loved us all so much that you gave your only Son as the price for

 our redemption. Help us to see in Christ, our mediator, the way to love you and all

your children more fully. We pray in Christ’s holy name. Amen.


Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                                  “I Stand Amazed in the Presence”                                                  #371

in The United Methodist Hymnal


*Sending Forth                                “Go Into the World”                                                Choir


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

On Christ the solid rock I stand,

all other ground is sinking sand;

 all other ground is sinking sand.




Prayer Concerns


Marc Turley (friend of Amanda Probst) – surgery to remove piece of his lung

Pastor Kelly’s Safe Trip to Atlanta



Liam Perry (Perry Family) - recovering from surgery; Jan (Judy Arthur’s sister) - recovering from surgery;

Jim Alfieri(Eli Alfieri)-hearing disease; Larra Antonucci(friend of Ginnie White);

Jennifer and Tom (Ginnie’s Granddaughter) -living in Kenya; Veronica Greenberg-recovering from surgery;

 Carly (Sue’s niece)-recovering from surgery; Ashleigh (friend of Barb’s)-recovering from fall;

Baby Gavin-brain tumor and mom Ashley-cysts; Nicole Slobodnyak-recovering from knee surgery;

 Sister and father of Jill Franke (Jen Alfieri); Bob Walsh (father of one of Ginnie White’s colleagues);

Aimee (Jen Alfieri’s cousin); Ngozi Osuaguiv (Akudo’s mom) continued healing;

Mary Ellen (Sharon’s sister) - recovering from thyroid surgery; Ed White- recovering from hip 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