Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
Prelude F.W. Birkholz
GREETING AND WELCOME
Come, Bless the Lord J. Carter
*CALL TO WORSHIP
All glorious God, we give you thanks:
in your Son, Jesus Christ,
you have given us every spiritual blessing
in the heavenly realms.
You chose us, before the world was made,
to be your holy people, without fault in your sight.
You adopted us as your children in Christ.
You have set us free by his blood;
you have forgiven our sins.
You have made known to us your secret purpose,
to bring heaven and earth into unity in Christ.
You have given us your Holy Spirit,
the seal and pledge of our inheritance.
All praise and glory be yours, O God,
for the richness of your grace,
for the splendor of your gifts,
for the wonder of your love.
*HYMN UMH 400
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Nettleton
PRAYER in unison
Jesus gave himself for us, God.
We’ll never equal that with our gifts.
Our gifts will never pay you back,
but they can say, “Thank you, God.”
And as we give our lives for others,
we let you know that we understand.
So, accept our gifts, God of grace,
and use our lives however you choose.
Sinner Man arr. R. Emerson
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
A Step Up in Faith
“Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for
God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so
that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”
~ 2 Corinthians 9:7-8
HYMN FWS 2065
More Precious than Silver (sing twice) Deshazo
During the singing of the hymn, church members are invited to come forward and place their
stewardship pledge cards in the offering plate on the altar.
SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS
THE LORD’S PRAYER in 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.
Pastorale F. Peeters
*DOXOLOGY UMH 95
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
*HYMN UMH 399
Take My Life, and Let It Be Messiah
Postlude in G E.L. Ashford
*Those who are able are invited to stand.