twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 2, 2016

*Those that are able are invited to stand


-Gathering into worship-


Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


*Call to Worship                                                                                    Lamentations 3:19-26


*Hymn                                        “O Church of God, United”                                          #547


*Opening Prayer

One:  Jesus prayed that we might be one.

            One in spirit

            One in mission

            In union and communion with each other and with You.

All:  Today, God, we confess fumblings and failures in accomplishing unity, as we set aside yet another day to remind ourselves of the task.

On this World Communion Sunday, give us eyes to recognize your reflection in the eyes of Christians everywhere.

Give us a mind to accept and celebrate our differences.

Give us a heart big enough to love your children everywhere.

We thank you for setting a table with space enough for us all! Amen.


*Chorus                                             “Lord, Be Glorified”   (verse 3)                               #2150

in The Faith We Sing

In our church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified.

In our church, Lord, be glorified today.






Where is the furthest you’ve traveled from home?

What’s your favorite place to visit?

-Exploring the word-


Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                                                                                     Luke 17:5-10


Message                                                                                             Rev. Kelly J Smith


-Celebrating the sacrament-


Anthem                                             “Communion Song”                                                  Choir


The Great Thanksgiving                                                                            *See Insert


*Communion Hymn                 “One Bread, One Body”                                              #620


Sharing the Body and Blood of our Savior


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                   “For the Healing of the Nations”                                       #428




*Chorus                                             “Lord, Be Glorified”   (verse 3)                               #2150

in The Faith We Sing

In our world, Lord, be glorified, be glorified.

In our world, Lord, be glorified today.








Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith