Twenty second Sunday after Pentecost

October 16, 2016

*Those that are able are invited to stand




-Gathering into worship-


Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


*Call to Worship                                                                                            Psalm 119:97-104


*Hymn                                         “O Word of God Incarnate”                                         #598

to the tune of #514


*Opening Prayer

Speak to us, by the power of your Holy Spirit, and equip us to be messengers of your life-altering, world-changing, blessing-filled Word.

Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.


*Chorus                                        “Glory Be to the Father”                                                   #70

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen. Amen.






Who was your favorite teacher and why?



Children’s Sermon


Anthem                                        On Eagle’s Wings                                           Choir

-Exploring the word-


Scripture                                                                                                                       Luke 18:1-8


Message                                                                                             Rev. Kelly J Smith


Hymn                                                  “Kum Ba Yah”                                                            #494


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.



-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 the heavenly host. 

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


*Offering Prayer


-Taking the word to the world-


*Closing Song                              “Leave It There”                                                        #522




*Chorus                                                “Leave It There”   (Refrain)                                    #522

Leave it there, leave it there, take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If you trust and never doubt, he will surely bring you out;

take your burden to the Lord and leave it there

To those who represented us at last week’s CROP WALK!





Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith