Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
GATHERING Mr. Christopher Koesel
“Make Me A Channel of Blessing” ~ L.A. Warriner
GREETING AND WELCOME
INTROIT “Lord Lead Us Day By Day” ~ Handel/Hopson Chancel Choir
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: And in the last days it shall come to pass, God declares, that I will pour out
my Spirit on all flesh,
People: And your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old shall dream
dreams, and you’re your young shall see visions.
Leader: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all gathered together in one place.
People: And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it
filled all the house where they were sitting.
Leader: And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each of them.
People: And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
All: Alleluia! Praise to God!
*HYMN “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” (2 times) UMH 334
“ El Shaddai” UMH 123 (TTT)
PRAYER in unison
God of wind and word and fire, we bless your name this day for sending the light and
strength of your Holy Spirit. We give you thanks for all the gifts, great and small, that
you have poured out upon your children. On Memorial Day weekend, help us to remember
all those who have given their lives and service to this country, and be with their families
who remember so clearly, even to this day. Accept us with our gifts to be living praise and
witness to your love throughout all the earth; through Jesus Christ, who lives with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen.
ANTHEM “Prayer of Confession” ~ S.E. Page Chancel Choir
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Acts 2: 1-21 Mary Brand
Romans 8: 22-27
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 “Hot news to tell, and on fire to tell it!” Claudia K. Viehland
*HYMN “The Gift of Love” UMH 408 (TTT)
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.
OFFERING “Fughetta” ~ F. Peeters Mr. Christopher Koesel
*DOXOLOGY “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” UMH 95
*HYMN “Of All the Spirit’s Gifts to Me” vs. 1,4,5 UMH 336
“See How Great A Flame Aspires” ~ J. Scriveyner Mr. Christopher Koesel
*Those who are able are invited to stand.