Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 7, 2015

*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements                                                Gary Burdick, Lay Leader                                      


-Gathering into worship-


Opening Psalm                                                                                             Psalm 138   


Visual Illustration                          Psalm 138


*Call to Worship                              

O give thanks to the Lord with your whole heart.

On the day I called, you answered me.

God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Thanks be to God!


*Hymn                                      “Now Thank We All Our God”                                        #102


*Opening Prayer

We are waiting, O God, to hear your Word, for in your Word is our hope.

By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we hear your voice and be attentive to what you will say to us today. In the name of Christ, we ask this and all things.  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.)


Prayer Hymn                          “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                                           #140


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.




Scripture                                                                         1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15




The Eucharist             Great Thanksgiving at the Seaside”                        ~ See Screen


-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 thee in humbleness,

O praise ye! Alleluia!

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

O praise ye! O praise ye! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


*Offering Prayer

God of infinite patience, as the children of Israel sought an earthly king over your heavenly rule, so too we have too often put our hope and trust in flawed human beings to rule over us.  We complain when they disappoint us in their inability to bring change, yet we have failed to see that the change that you would seek for creation must come from within us. As we offer our tithes and offerings to you this day, may we also lay down our resistance to allowing you to be the one who rules our lives, not from the outside but from the inside. And may the gifts we give help shape a world that better fits your vision for creation. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.

-Taking the Word to the World- 


*Closing Hymn               “Open My Eyes, That I May See”                                         #454




*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