Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship††† †††††††††† ††††Christ the King Sunday†††† ††††††††† ††††††††††20 November 2011

 

GATHERING

†† Now Thank We All Our God†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G.F. Kaufmann

 

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

 

*INTROIT

†† Come, Bless the Lord††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Carter†††††

 

*CALL TO WORSHIPUMH 821

†† Psalm 100

 

*HYMNUMH 73

†† O Worship the King††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lyons

 

PRAYERin unison

†† All-powerful God,

†† your only Son came to earth

†† in the form of a slave

†† and is now enthroned at your right hand,

†† where he rules in glory.

†† As he reigns as King in our hearts,

†† may we rejoice in his peace,

†† glory in his justice,

†† and live in his love.

†† For with you and the Holy Spirit

†† he rules now and for ever.

†† Amen.

††

ANTHEM

†† For These Blessings††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† N. Sleeth

 

CONSECRATION OF THE CHURCH PARSONAGE

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

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SCRIPTURE READING

†† Matthew 25:31-46

 

†† The Word of the Lord.

†† Thanks be to God.

 

CHILDRENíS MESSAGE

 

SERMON

†† The Least of These (or, the Church has AIDS)

 

HYMN UMH 327

†† Crown Him with Many Crowns††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Diademata

 

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

†† My Inmost Heart Now Raises†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J.C. Bach

 

*DOXOLOGY UMH 95

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

 

*HYMNUMH 591

†† Rescue the Perishing††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rescue

 

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

 

*GOING FORTH

†† Song 67††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† H. Willan

 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.