Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
“Ah Holy Jesus” H. Haase
GREETING AND WELCOME
“Hear My Prayer” W. James
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: God keeps calling to us, hoping that we will answer.
People: We come to church, trying to do our best to be faithful.
Leader: God has offered many covenants, many promises.
People: We also make many promises, and hope each time that we can keep them.
Leader: Let us worship today and gain strength to live as better people.
People: We come with hope for today and tomorrow!
BLESSING OF THE QUILT
*HYMN TFWS 2040
Awesome God Awesome God
*PRAYER in unison
O God of all times and places, we pray for your Church, both here and around the world.
Your Church is today struggling through the confusion of changes, face to face with new tasks.
Remind us that you are always with us, gently guiding us and calling us to follow in Jesus’
footsteps. Help us to respond to our duty, with compassion for all suffering, and complete
loyalty to you and your will for us.
“Hymn of Promise” Sleeth/Ferguson
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
John 2: 13-22
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Following the message, children from K-3 are invited to attend the Junior Church program.
SERMON “No animals were harmed in the writing of this sermon” Claudia K. Viehland
*HYMN UMH 77
How Great Thou Art How Great Thou Art
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.
“Christ, The Life of All The Living” J.C. Bach
*DOXOLOGY UMH 95
*HYMN UMH 140
Great is thy Faithfulness Faithfulness
“My Heart Ever Faithful” J.S. Bach
*Those who are able are invited to stand.