Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

January 4, 2015


*Those that are able are invited to stand



Welcome and Announcements


-Gathering into worship-          


*Call to Worship

ALL: O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others; open my ears that I may hear their cries; open my heart so that they need not be without succor; let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich. Show me where love and hope and faith are needed, and use me to bring them to those places. And so open my eyes and my ears that I may this coming day be able to do some work of peace for thee.  Amen.


*Opening Hymn                            “The First Noel”                                                       #245


Opening Prayer



  -Offering our prayers-

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the

Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Prayer Hymn                      “There’s a Song in the Air”                                   #249


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


Scripture                                                                                           John 1:1-18


Sermon                         “What’s New in the New Year?”





Anthem                                “Is Not This Bread”                                              Choir


A SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE II                          Page 12 UM Hymnal                            


-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

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*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                 #95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


Offering Prayer





-Taking the Word to the World-


*Hymn                                         “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”                                                #251




*Closing Hymn”                          “Joy to the World”                                                   #246