May 24, 2015

*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements                                                Gary Burdick, Lay Leader                                      


-Gathering into worship-


Opening Scripture                                                                                                    Acts 2:1-21


*Call to Worship

Leader: I feel something in this place!

People: It feels like fire burning within!

Leader: It feels fresh and exciting!

People: It feels like fire burning within!

Leader: It feels like uncontainable joy!

People: It feels like fire burning within!

All: It is fire burning within! We are on fire and the world can't put it out!


Hymn                                  “God of Grace and God of Glory”                                         #577


*Opening Prayer

Gracious God, you come among your people as one who fashioned all things, who, face-to-face, revealed your knowledge of our lives, and whose presence brings assurance and hope.

Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love so that in hearing and seeing the gifts of this life, we may know the way to live in thanksgiving; Amen.


*Chorus                                                “Open Our Eyes”                                                 #2086

in The Faith We Sing

Open our eyes Lord, we want to see Jesus,

to reach out and touch him, and say that we love him.

Open our ears Lord, and help us to listen.

Open our eyes Lord, we want to see Jesus.


-Celebrating the family of faith-


The Sacrament of Baptism                                                                                             #33

Tyler Jeffrey Szykowny


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




Children’s Sermon


Anthem                                       “Come Holy Spirit”                                                    Choir


Scripture                                                                                          I Timothy 1:1-12


Sermon                                         Fan the Flames                             Rev. Nathan Carlson


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer

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.

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.


-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

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*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

Living God, you are the Lord of all! Only you can send your Spirit to bring us new life. We are grateful that you are continually at work in our lives and the world to fulfill your promises. May our giving today show our trust in you. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

-Taking the Word to the World- 


*Closing Hymn               “I Know Whom I Have Believed”                                        #714                                     




*Hymn                                         “We Are the Church” (refrain only)                            #558

             I am the church! You are the church!  We are the church together!

All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes we’re the church together!






Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet



Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith