Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 10, 2015

*Those that are able are invited to stand



Welcome and Announcements                                                Gary Burdick, Lay Leader                                      


-Gathering into worship-


*Opening Psalm                                                                                                            Psalm 98


*Call to Worship

Sing to our God a new song.

God has done marvelous things!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord!

Break forth into joyous song and sing praises.

Let the sea roar and all that fills it.

Let the world and its people sing together for joy!


Hymn                                  “All Creatures of Our God and King”                                   #62

(Verses 1-5)


*Opening Prayer


*Chorus                                                 “He Lives” (Refrain)                                            #310

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!

He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.

He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know He lives?  He lives within my heart.


*Greeting One Another in Christian Love


-Celebrating the family of faith-


The Sacrament of Baptism                                                                                             #33

Mary Kate O’Connell


*Baptism Hymn          “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”                                 #611


-Honoring our mothers-


Hymn                                “Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth”                              #2050

in The Faith We Sing


Litany for Mother’s Day                                                                         *See Insert


Children’s Sermon


Visual Illustration                          My Mom


 -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.)


Hymn                                         “Be Thou My Vision”                                                      #451


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer




Anthem                                       “And This is Love”                                                     Choir


Scripture                                                                                                John 15:1-8




-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes


*Doxology                  “All Creatures of Our God and King” (verse 7)                                 #62

Let all things their Creator bless, and worship Him in humbleness, O praise Him! Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, Three in One!

O praise Him! O praise Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


*Offering Prayer

Holy God, in Christ you have chosen us to be your friends and to know your will in the world.  Therefore we pray in Jesus’ name that these tithes and offerings spread your love near and far. Amen.


-Taking the Word to the World- 


*Closing Song                     “This Is My Commandment”                                 *See Insert                                           




*Hymn                                   “Where He Leads Me” (refrain only)                                #338

             Where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow,

Where he leads me I will follow, I’ll go with him, with him all the way.



Join us for lunch after worship today to celebrate the women of the church.

Lunch provided by the men of the church and hosted by the young adults.





Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet



Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith