Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

                                         November 17, 2013


*Those that are able are invited to stand




Welcome and Announcements


  Entering into worship          


Introit                                             “Sing a Round of Praise”                                                Choir


*Call to Worship

One:  Now is the moment of grace.

All:  This is the hour of blessing.

One:  Today is the day of salvation.

All:  Here is the path to new life.

One:  Already joy is abounding,

All:  And love is flowing.

One:  For this is the day God is making.

All:  Let us rejoice and sing.


*Hymn                                                   “Victory in Jesus”                                                               #370

     in The United Methodist Hymnal


*Opening Prayer

Look deep, loving God, and see us as we really are- yearning to be close to you,

yet fearful of what you may ask; desiring to be faithful, yet hesitant to go the extra

mile; wanting to be loving, yet resistant to caring in particular situations.

Loving God today, change us and encourage us to grow in your holy ways.  Amen.


 Celebrating God’s Children


Scripture                                                                                                     2 Thessalonians 3:6-13


Children’s Sermon


Anthem                                                “The Gift of Love”                                                      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.)


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                                                                                                          2 Corinthians 8:1-15




Hymn                                                    “I Surrender All”                                                     #354

     in The United Methodist Hymnal


Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


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*Doxology                                        “Bless Thou the Gifts”                                                      #587

in The United Methodist Hymnal

*Offering Prayer


                                          Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                                   “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”                             #569

in the United Methodist Hymnal




*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-continued recovery and healing

Pat Spencer- recovering from infection at Shadyside Hospital

Carol’s son- need for employment

Ed White- healing, in Presbyterian Senior Care Home

Melissa and Hunter Morris (Ginnie’s granddaughter and her husband) – risky pregnancy

All family and friends who are affected by cancer

Our active military and their families



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