25th Sunday after Pentecost


-Gathering into worship-

*Those that are able are invited to stand

 Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


Opening Psalm                                                                                  1 Samuel 2: 1– 10


*Call to Worship

Let our hearts exult in the Lord;

Our strength is exalted in God.

Let our mouths be ever fixed in praise;

God has given us the victory.

There is no Holy One like the Lord;

There is no Rock like our God. Praise the Lord!


*Hymn                                  “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”                                                #139


*Opening Prayer

Merciful God, you hear our cries and honor our tears. Stir in us such a passion during worship that we might vow to give you our best, for the glory of your name. Amen.


*Chorus                                    “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (Refrain)                                      #140

Great is thy faithfulness!  Great is thy faithfulness! 

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

all I have needed thy hand hath provided;

great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!




Anthem                                      “Sing to the Lord of Harvest”                                         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                       “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”                                                #2158

in The Faith We Sing

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 27:1-46


Scripture                                                                                                                      Mark 13:1-8




-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

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*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                #95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


*Offering Prayer

Dear God, we offer these gifts back to you. Multiply them so that they might help build up your kingdom on earth. All glory, praise, and honor are due to you, now and forever. Amen.


-Taking the Word to the World- 


*Closing Hymn                         “Soon and Very Soon”                                                #706




*Chorus                             “God Be with You till We Meet Again” (Refrain)                         #672

Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.





Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet



Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith




November 15, 2015