May 31, 2015
*Those that are able are invited to stand
Welcome and Announcements Gary Burdick, Lay Leader
-Gathering into worship-
*Call to Worship Psalm 29 #761
Hymn “Come, Thou Almighty King” #61
Holy God, source of all goodness, you gave your Son for the life of the world and sent your Spirit that your love might abide within us.
Teach us how to love each other this day, that we may have life, and have it abundantly, with you, in Christ, and through the Holy Spirit. 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.
*Greeting One Another in Christian Love
-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 “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart” #500
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.
-BECOMING THE CHURCH THROUGH WORD-
Scripture Romans 8:12-17
Prayer of Illumination
Come, Holy Spirit, giver of life; breathe into us that we may hear a word of truth this day. Draw us into communion, enable us to love, conspire to make us one with you for the world you so deeply love. Amen.
-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, your love overflows in the gift of your Spirit. Bless these gifts that we offer that they may spread your blessing in a world of hurt and need; in Christ’s name. Amen.
-Taking the Word to the World-
*Closing Hymn “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” #2223
in The Faith We Sing
*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