Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
GATHERING “Verset In F” H.S. Savage
GREETING AND WELCOME
INTROIT “The Lord’s Peace” A. Zinter
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
People: And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Leader: Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created
People: And you will renew the face of the earth.
Leader: Come, let us worship our Lord and God.
All: Let us give thanks for the life God gives us, thanks be to God, the God of all.
*HYMN UMH 177 “He is Lord” He Is Lord
UMH 310 (TTT) “He Lives” Ackley
*PRAYER in unison
God of power and majesty, with the rising of the sun you have raised Jesus Christ
and delivered him and us from death’s destruction. We praise you on this wonderful
day for all your gifts of new life. Especially we thank you for all victories over sin and
evil in our lives… for loyalty and love of friends and family… for the newborn, the newly
baptized, and those now in your eternal home…for the renewal of nature…and for the
continuing witness of the church of Christ. We bring to you our prayers for this world in
need of resurrection. We pray for nations and peoples in strife…for the poor – both at
home and abroad… for those we know in particular distress… for all who follow the risen
“The Lord Is My Shepherd” R. Leaf
*PSALM 23 UMH 754
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Acts 4: 1-12
John 10: 11-18
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 “Feeling sheepish doesn’t mean you’ll be fleeced!” Claudia K. Viehland
HYMN UMH 159
“Lift High the Cross” Crucifer
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.
“Come, Sweet Repose” J.S. Bach
*DOXOLOGY UMH 95
*HYMN UMH 143 (TTT)
“On Eagle’s Wings” On Eagle’s Wings
“St. Anne” H. Willan
*Those who are able are invited to stand.