Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship††† †††††††††† Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany††††† ††††††††† ††††5 February 2012

 

GATHERING

†† Faith Everlasting†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† L.A. Warriner

 

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

 

INTROIT††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†† Jesus Is All the World to Me†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S. Pethel

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

†† Praise the Lord!

†† For it is good to sing praises to our God,

††††† and to praise him is joyful and right.

†† The Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem;

††††† he is gathering together the scattered outcasts of Israel.

†† He heals the broken in spirit

††††† and binds up their wounds.

†† He counts the number of the stars

††††† and calls them all by name.

†† Great is our Lord and great is his power;

††††† there is no measuring his understanding.

†† He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse,

††††† nor does he delight in any manís legs.

†† But the Lordís delight is in those that fear him,

††††† who wait in hope for his mercy.

†† Praise the Lord!

 

*HYMNUMH 139

†† Praise to the Lord, the Almighty†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lobe Den Herren

 

*PRAYERin unison

†† Come, my Light, and illumine my darkness.

†† Come, my Life, and revive me from death.

†† Come, my Physician, and heal my wounds.

†† Come, Flame of divine love, and burn up the thorns of my sins,

††††† kindling my heart with the flame of your love.

†† Come, my King, sit upon the throne of my heart and reign there.

†† For you alone are my King and my Lord.Amen.

††

ANTHEM

†† O Give Thanks Unto the Lord††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† M. Haydn

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

FIRST READING

†† Isaiah 40:21-31

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SECOND READING

†† Mark 1:29-39

 

†† 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

†† To Heal Without a Cure

 

*HYMN

†† O Christ, the Healer††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hamburg

 

†† O Christ, the healer, we have come

†† to pray for health, to plead for friends.

†† How can we fail to be restored

†† when reached by love that never ends?

 

†† From every ailment flesh endures

†† our bodies clamor to be freed;

†† yet in our hearts we would confess

†† that wholeness is our deepest need.

 

†† In conflicts that destroy our health

†† we recognize the worldís disease;

†† our common life declares our ills.

†† Is there no cure, O Christ, for these?

 

†† Grant that we all, made one in faith,

†† in your community may find

†† the wholeness that, enriching us,

†† shall reach the whole of humankind.

 

SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

†† Response:

†† Lord, in your mercy,

†† hear our 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

†† In Perfect Peace†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S.K. Riggs

 

*DOXOLOGYUMH 95

 

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

*HYMNFWS 2158

†† Just a Closer Walk with Thee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Closer Walk

 

*BENEDICTION

†† Thank you, Jesus

††††† for hearing us when we cried for mercy!

†† Thank you, Jesus

††††† for feeding us when our hands were unclean!

†† Thank you, Jesus

††††† for welcoming us when we were foreigners!

†† Thank you, Jesus

†† †† for healing us when we were wounded.

†† Thank you, Jesus

††††† for sending us to do the same.

†† Thank you, Jesus.

††††† Amen.

 

*GOING FORTH

†† Recessional††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Mansfield

 

*Those who are able are invited to stand.