Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

10:15 AM Worship††††††††††††††† Tenth Sunday after Pentecost†††††††††† ††††††††††† 21 August 2011

 

GATHERING

†† The Heavenly Dove†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S. Landon

 

GREETING AND WELCOME††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

†† People of God, worship the living God today!

†† Remember that out of nothing God created the heavens and earth.

†† Remember that God raised Jesus

†† from the powerlessness of death

†† to the power of his right hand.

†† Remember that not even the gates of hell

†† can stand against Godís purposes.

†† Behold your God, who reigns now and forever!

††

*HYMNFWS 2060

†† God the Sculptor of the Mountains††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jennings-Houston

 

*PRAYERin unison

†† Almighty God,

†† you have given us grace at this time

††††† with one accord to make our common supplication to you;

†† and you have promised through your well-beloved Son

††††† that when two or three are gathered together in his name,

††††† you will be in the midst of them.

†† Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions

††††† as may be best for us;

††††† granting us in this world knowledge of your truth,

††††† and in the age to come life everlasting.Amen.

 

SPECIAL MUSIC

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

SCRIPTURE READING

†† Romans 12:1-8

 

†† The Word of the Lord.

†† Thanks be to God.

 

SERMON

†† What Is the Will of God?

 

HYMN UMH 114

†† Many Gifts, One Spirit†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Katherine

 

SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

THE LORDíS PRAYERin unison

††† 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.

 

*THE PEACE

 

OFFERING

†† Dear Christians, One and All Rejoice†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M. Weckmann

 

*DOXOLOGYUMH 95

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

*HYMN UMH 413

†† A Charge to Keep I Have†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Boylston

 

*BENEDICTION†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

May the love of the Father enfold us,

the wisdom of the Son enlighten us,

the fire of the Spirit kindle us;

and may the blessing of the Lord God

come down upon us and remain with us always.

 

*GOING FORTH

†† Acclamation of Praise††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† T. Birchwood

 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.