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
*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
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
-BECOMING THE CHURCH THROUGH WORD-
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!
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.
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