Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

11 AM Worship ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† First Sunday in Lent†††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 13 March 2011

 

GATHERING

††† Let All the People Praise Thee†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Boalt

 

GREETING AND WELCOME

††† The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

††† And also with you.

††† Bless the Lord, O my soul,

††† and all that is within me, bless Godís holy name.

††† Bless the Lord, O my soul,

††† and forget not all Godís benefits.

††† Who forgives all your sins

††† and heals all your infirmities;

††† Who redeems your life from the grave,

††† and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness.

 

INTROIT

††† Hear My Prayer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† W. James

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††† Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,

††† the author and perfecter of our faith,

††† who for the joy set before him endured the cross,

††† scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God.

††† Let us consider him who endured such opposition from sinful people,

††† so that we will not grow weary and lose heart.

 

*HYMNUMH 269

††† Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Land of Rest

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSIONUMH 893

†††

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

††† The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance,

††† that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

††† If any one sins, we have an advocate with the Father,

††† Jesus Christ the righteous;

††† and he is the expiation for our sins,

††† and not for ours only

††† but also for the sins of the whole world.

††† Thanks be to God.

 

CONGREGATIONAL ANTHEM

††† Into Your Hands††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† R. Colligan

 

††† The congregation is invited to sing, repeating the first part while the choir adds additional parts.

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING

††† Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

 

GOSPEL READING

††† Matthew 4:1-11

 

††† The Word of the Lord.

††† Thanks be to God.

 

CHILDRENíS MESSAGE

††† Following the message, children from K-3 are invited to attend the Junior Church program.

 

SERMON

††† Judgmental

 

*HYMNFWS 2226

††† Bind Us Together†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bind Us Together

 

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

††† Meditation on St. Petersburg†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† R. R. Peery

 

*DOXOLOGYUMH 95

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

*HYMNUMH 560

††† Help Us Accept Each Other††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Acceptance

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*GOING FORTH

††† To the Glory of God†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E. K. Heyser

 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.