First Sunday After the epiphany

Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

January 11, 2015


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


-Gathering into worship-          


*Call to Worship

One: Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,

All:  ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

One: Ascribe to the Lord the glory of God’s name,

All:  worship the Lord in holy array.

One: The voice of the Lord is upon the water.

All:  The God of glory thunders, the Lord upon many waters.

One: The voice of the Lord is powerful

All:  The voice of God is full of majesty.

          Let us praise the name of the Lord!


*Opening Prayer

Father in heaven, at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan

you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit. Grant that all who are baptized into his name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, One God, in glory everlasting. Amen


*Opening Hymn           “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”                              #173



*Chorus                                  “Sanctuary” (sung twice)                                                      #2164

                                                       In The Faith We Sing    

                                   Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true.

                                                With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.




 -Offering our prayers-

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

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


Prayer Hymn                      “Be Thou My Vision”                                                        #451


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

         (After the Children’s Sermon, Children K through 3rd grade are invited to Junior Church)


Scripture                                                                                              Mark 1:4-11


Sermon                         “Remember Your Baptism”



Anthem                                “Adoration”                                                       Choir



-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-





*Closing Hymn”                            “Star-Child”                                                          #2095

In The Faith We Sing