First Sunday in lent

Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

February 22, 2015


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


-Gathering into worship-          


*Call to Worship

One: Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:

          though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow;

All:  though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

One: Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord,

All:  that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.


*Opening                 “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days”                           #269


*Opening Prayer

O God our deliverer, you led your people of old through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide now the people of your church, that, following our Savior, we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.  Amen


*Chorus                                  “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”                                 #2145

                 In The Faith We Sing

               (all three verses)







 -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                               “Stand By Me”                                                   #512                         


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 1:9-15


Sermon                              “Passing the Test”                                    Rev. David Morse


Anthem                              “A Lenten Prayer”                                                     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                     “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”                        #559















Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church


“Where Faith and Life Meet”