Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship††††††††††††††† Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost†† ††††††††††† 18 September 2011

 

GATHERING

†† Preludio††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D. Zipoli

 

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

 

*INTROIT

†† You Are My All in All†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D. Jernigan

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

†† Listen for the story of life.

†† We come broken.

†† This is a story of hope.

†† We come fearful.

†† This is a story of peace.

†† We come cynical.

†† This is a story of liberation.

†† We come empty.

†† Listen for the story of life.

††

*HYMNUMH 127

†† Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CWM Rhondda

 

PRAYERin unison

†† O God,

†† from your providing hand even the dissatisfied and grumbling

†† receive what they need for their lives.

†† Teach us your ways of justice

†† and lead us to practice your generosity,

†† so that we may live a life worthy of the gospel

†† made known through your Son Jesus Christ, our Savior.

†† Amen.

††

ANTHEM

†† Day By Day†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M. How

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

FIRST READING

†† Exodus 16:2-15

 

SECOND READING

†† Matthew 20:1-16

 

†† The Word of the Lord.

†† Thanks be to God.

 

CHILDRENíS MESSAGE

 

SERMON

†† In the Wilderness: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

 

HYMN FWS 2244

†† People Need the Lord††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† People Need the Lord

 

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

†† Elevation IV††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† L. Boellmann

 

*DOXOLOGYUMH 95

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

*HYMN UMH 672

†† God Be with You till We Meet Again (verses 1, 2)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† God Be With You

 

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

†† Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing;

†† fill our hearts with joy and peace;

†† let us each, thy love possessing,

†† triumph in redeeming grace.

†† O refresh us, O refresh us,

†† traveling through this wilderness††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Attr. to John Fawcett

 

*GOING FORTH

†† Jubilation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Denton

 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.