Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

11 AM Worship†††††††††††††††††††† Fifth Sunday of Easter†††††††††† ††††††††††† 22 May 2011

 

GATHERING

†† Opening Voluntary†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S. Clark

 

GREETING AND WELCOME

 

INTROIT

†† Come to the Waters†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G. F. Handel

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

†† But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off

††††† have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

†† For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one

††††† and has broken down the dividing wall,

††††† that is, the hostility between us.

†† So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off

††††† and peace to those who were near;

†† for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father.

†† So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,

††††† but you are citizens with the saints

††††† and also members of the household of God,

†† built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,

††††† with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.

†† In him the whole structure is joined together

††††† and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;

††††† in whom you also are built together spiritually

††††† into a dwelling place for God.

†† Thanks be to God.Alleluia!†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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*HYMNFWS 2248

†† Baptized in Water††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bunessan

 

*PRAYERin unison

†† Risen Christ,

†† you prepare a place for us,

†† in the home of the Mother-and-Father of us all.

†† Draw us more deeply into yourself,

†† through scripture read,

†† water splashed,

†† bread broken,

†† wine poured,

†† so that when our hearts are troubled,

†† we will know you more completely

†† as the way, the truth, and the life.Amen.

 

ANTHEM

†† Simple Gifts††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† arr. H. Hopson

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

GOSPEL READING

†† John 14:1-14

 

EPISTLE READING

†† 1 Peter 2:2-10

 

†† 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

†† The Best Lego Collection Ever: Baptism as Incorporation into the Church

 

HYMN FWS 2224

†† Make Us One†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Make Us One

 

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

†† Cantique††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F. Peeters

 

*DOXOLOGYUMH 95

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

*HYMN

†† Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CWM Rhondda

 

†† Christ is made the sure foundation,

†† Christ the head and cornerstone;

†† chosen of the Lord and precious,

†† binding all the church in one;

†† holy Zionís help forever,

†† and her confidence alone,

†† and her confidence alone.

 

†† Here vouchsafe to all thy servants

†† what they ask of thee to gain;

†† what they gain from thee forever

†† with the blessed to retain,

†† and hereafter in thy glory

†† evermore with thee to reign,

†† evermore with thee to reign.

 

†† Laud and honor to the Father,

†† laud and honor to the Son,

†† laud and honor to the Spirit,

†† ever three and ever one;

†† one in might and one in glory,

†† while unending ages run,

†† while unending ages run.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7th cent. Latin, trans. John Mason Neale

 

*BENEDICTION

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*GOING FORTH

†† Closing Voluntary††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A. Brede

 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.