19th Sunday after Pentecost

October 4, 2015

*Those that are able are invited to stand




-Gathering into worship-


Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader                                


Opening Psalm                                                                                                Psalm 8   


*Call to Worship

To my sisters and brothers I will tell your glory:

O Lord our God, how majestic is your name!

In the great congregation I will sing your praise:

O Lord our God, how majestic is your name!


*Hymn                                 “Children of the Heavenly Father”                                                 #141


*Opening Prayer

Lord God, as you spoke long ago through the voices of your psalmists and prophets, speak to us here, speak to us now, through the power of your Spirit and the promise of your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.


*Chorus                             “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me” (vs. 4)                 #2153

in The Faith We Sing

I’m gonna sing so God can use me anywhere Lord, anytime!

I’m gonna sing so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!


Announcements                                                                                                    Gary Burdick


Anthem                                         “Come To The Waters”                                                  Choir


-Offering our prayers-

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


Prayer Hymn                       “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”                                                  #474


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.




Children’s Sermon                 Genesis 12:1-9; 15:1-6




Sermon                                                                                                         Ben Phipps


 -Celebrating the sacrament-

*Communion Hymn                   “Bread of the World”                                                 #624


The Great Thanksgiving                                                                            *See Insert


Sharing the Body and Blood of our Savior


-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

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*Doxology                  “All Creatures of Our God and King” (verse 7)                                 #62

Let all things their Creator bless, and worship thee in humbleness,

O praise ye! Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, Three in One!

O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


*Offering Prayer

Lord God, you have entrusted us with the works of your own hands.

Now we return these gifts to you with thanksgiving and praise. Use them all for your glory and for the good of your world; through Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

-Taking the Word to the World- 


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




*Chorus                             “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me” (vs. 1)                 #2153

in The Faith We Sing

I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere Lord, anytime!

I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime.




Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet



Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith