Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

11 AM Worship ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Second Sunday in Lent†† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 20 March 2011

 

GATHERING

††† O Sacred Head Now Wounded†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J.G. Walther

 

GREETING AND WELCOME

††† I lift up my eyes to the hills;

††††††† from where is my help to come?

††† My help comes from the Lord,

††††††† the maker of heaven and earth.

 

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

††† And also with you.

 

INTROIT

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

 

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

††† The Lord is merciful and gracious,

††††††† slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

††† He does not deal with us according to our sins,

††††††† nor requite us according to our iniquities.

††† What shall I render to the Lord for all his bounty to me?

††† I will lift up the cup of salvation

††††††† and call on the name of the Lord.

 

*HYMNUMH 98

††† To God Be the Glory†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† To God Be the Glory

 

*PRAYERin unison

††† O Lord, your wondrous birth means nothing unless we are born again,

††††††† your death and sacrifice mean nothing unless we die to sin,

††††††† your resurrection means nothing if you be risen alone.

††† Raise and exalt us, O Savior,

††††††† both now to the estate of grace and hereafter to the state of glory;

††††††† where with the Father and the Holy Spirit

††††††† you live and reign, God for ever and ever.Amen.

 

 

ANTHEM

††† New Life†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† P. Delmonte

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

GOSPEL READING

††† John 3:1-17

 

††† 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

††† Get Saved!

 

*HYMNFWS 2050

††† Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Maryton

 

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.

 

PRAYER RESPONSE

††† Into Your Hands

 

††† The congregation is invited to sing the prayer response with the choir.

 

*THE PEACE

 

OFFERING

††† Lamb of God Pure and Holy†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Pachelbel

 

*DOXOLOGYUMH 95

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

*HYMNUMH 389

††† Freely, Freely†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Freely, Freely

 

*BENEDICTION

††† Go forth, remembering who you are

††††††† and to whom you belong.

††† Thanks be to God.

 

*GOING FORTH

††† Lamb of God Our Savior††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J.S. Bach

 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.