second Sunday in lent

Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

March 1, 2015


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


-Gathering into worship-          


*Call to Worship

One: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!

All:  God has blessed us; let all the ends of the earth fear him!

One: Seek the Lord while he may be found,

              call upon him while he is near;

           let the wicked forsake their way,

               and the unrighteous their thoughts;

           let them return to the Lord.

All:  The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;

         a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despair.


*Opening Hymn                       “To God Be the Glory”                                          #98


*Opening Prayer

O God, your glory is always to have mercy.

Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways,

      and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith

           to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word,

Jesus Christ your Son,

who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


*Chorus                              “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”                            #2129

                                                                          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                         “A Charge to Keep I Have”                                      #413    


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 8:31-38


Sermon                              “Anything But That!”                               Rev. David Morse




Anthem                                “Because He Lives”                                                      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-






*Closing Hymn                               “Here I Am, Lord”                                                #593








        Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

     “Where Faith and Life Meet”