Mifflin Ave United Methodist Church
December 30, 2012
*Those who are able are invited to stand
Gathering “Let Our Gladness Have No End” T. Beck
Welcome and Announcements
*Choral Introit “Alleluia, Noel!” J. North
Our great God, we welcome Christ as God-with-us, the fulfillment of our
dreams for a messiah. We worship you as one who fulfills your promises.
May we live up to your dreams for us as followers of your holy Son beginning
now, as we open our hearts and minds to the Spirit of the Christ child, in
whose name we pray. Amen.
*Hymn “Joy to the World” #246
Joys and Concerns
Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer
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.
Children’s Sermon Barbara Thaw
Scripture Luke 2:17-20
Sermon Rev. Dr. David Morse
Offering our Gifts and Tithes
Offertory “He Whom Shepherds Once Came Praising” A. Kousemaker
*Doxology “Angels We Have Heard on High” (REFRAIN) #238
Generous God, in this season of love and giving, we can never outgive you.
Like the child who came to save us, we seek to grow in wisdom and in your
favor. Guide us in the offering of our resources of time and talent and wealth.
Help us to grow in faith as those who reflect a glimpse of your extravagant
generosity. Lead us into the New Year as those who seek for every step, every
word, every action to be pleasing in your sight and bring glory to you and to
your Son. In that glorious name, we pray. Amen.
*Hymn “Go, Tell It On the Mountain” #251
*Hymn “Go, Tell It On the Mountain” (refrain) #251
Postlude “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” F. Peeters
Pastor Kelly will be gone until January 2nd. If you need pastoral assistance while she
is away, please call Rev Scott Gallegher at (724) 255-7858.
People in need of strength
Sydney, 4 yr old student of Megan Brand Holmberg, diagnosed with Leukemia
Kim & Lori
Harriet Agnew, Dave’s mother, who is in the hospital with pneumonia
Pete and his family as he battles lung cancer
Strength and healing for Beth Beringer
Strength and healing for Bruce Beringer
ONGOING PRAYER REQUEST
Nell Harper-minor stroke; Family and friends affected by Sandy Hook incident;
Alma-Leukemia; Mary Ellen-Thyroid issues; Sue Clapper-continued healing;
Kim Slobodnyak; Bea Crawford-knee; Michael-car accident; Pastor Janet;
Chad-serving overseas; Devon-serving in the reserves; Marcy-breast cancer;
Ed White; Jack Winkopp; Joe Weimer; Doc-lung cancer; Debra Andrew-cancer;
Shirley Wojciak-medical concerns; Dawn; Bill; Mike (Tammy’s friend) - health problems;
Susan- ovarian cancer; Gary- health concerns; Tim Parkinson- serving in Afghanistan;
Ella Mae- Parkinson’s disease; Paul Gaviglia- lung cancer; Melissa Morris;
Julius Gibson- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; Babies Luke and Kyler- cardiac defects;
Harriet Fuller; Alice Wetzel; Sharon Coyn-leg issues; Tracy-leg injury;
Tina Whitehead- work for human dignity; Buck Cunningham; Norma Wood;
Liz Kilkenny; Karen Hartz