October 30, 2016


*Those that are able are invited to stand


-Gathering into worship-


Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


*Call to Worship                                                                                          Psalm 119:137-144


*Hymn                         “O Lord, May Church and Home Combine”                            #695


*Opening Prayer

Gracious God, in Jesus Christ you come to seek and save the lost.

You cover us with mercy and uphold us in times of trouble.

Even when evil is all around, you show us a vision of justice and empower us with your own Spirit, so that we do not lose hope.

All thanks and praise to you, O God, for you come to save us and set us free.

In the name of Jesus 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.






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Children’s Sermon


Anthem                                      “Come Holy Spirit”                                             Choir

-Exploring the word-


Scripture                                                                                                                     Luke 19:1-10


Message                                                                                             Rev. Kelly J Smith


Hymn                                                  “Amazing Grace”                                                        #378


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                             “Living for Jesus”                                                    #2149

in The Faith We Sing




*Chorus                                             “Living for Jesus” (Refrain)                                    #2149

O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee;

For thou, in thy atonement, didst give Thyself for me;

I own no other Master, My heart shall be thy throne,

My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ, for thee alone.


Don’t forget we need volunteers at the church tomorrow evening to help give out candy for the neighborhood kids and families.






Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet




Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith