Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

November 10, 2013


*Those that are able are invited to stand




Welcome and Announcements


Entering into worship          


Introit                                                “Each and Every Day”                                                 Choir



Precious God, surround us with your presence so we may breathe deeply of this

moment and discover a fountain of joy, a river of light, a stream of hope.

Precious God, come in word and silence, in song and prayer, and lead us to the heights of glory.

Precious God, visit us now with your peace and power that makes all things new. 

Renew the earth and renew us by your grace.  Amen.


*Hymn                                       “For the Beauty of the Earth” (verses 1-4)                        #92

in The United Methodist Hymnal


Celebrating God’s Children


Scripture                                                                                            2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17


Children’s Sermon


Anthem                                                    “Simple Gifts”                                                         Choir

   Sharing our blessings

Joys and Concerns

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Hymn                                                         “Spirit Song”                                                        #347

      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 The Word


Scripture                                                                                                                Ephesians 2:1-10


Message                                                                                                                          God’s Chisel



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

Holy One, we give you thanks for your generosity to us.  Bless these gifts and multiply them,

for the sake of those in need around us; in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                            “When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise”                         #2216

in The Faith We Sing




*Hymn                                               “I Am Thine, O Lord” (refrain only)                                   #419

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord, to the cross where thou hast died.

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord, to thy precious, bleeding side.





Prayer Concerns

Jeanne Mayo – in Mercy for rehab after stroke

Prayers for all those currently seeking employment in this difficult job market



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;

Ashleigh (friend of Barb’s)-recovering from fall; Baby Gavin-brain tumor and mom Ashley-cysts;

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; 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