Second Sunday after epiphany

January 17, 2016


-Gathering into worship-

*Those that are able are invited to stand

 Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


Opening Psalm                                                                                       Psalm 36:5-10


*Call to Worship

One: How precious is the steadfast love of God.

All: All people may take refuge in the shadow of God’s embrace.

One: Christ is the fountain of life.

All: In Christ we behold the Light of God.


*Hymn                             “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”                               #400


*Opening Prayer

Holy God, through signs of grace you reveal your glory to all the world. 

Open our eyes to the hidden and surprising wonders you perform,

that we may believe with our minds and trust in our hearts that you alone are Lord of all creation. 

Though Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.


*Chorus                                              “Jesus Loves Me” (Verse 1)                                     #191

Jesus loves me! This I know, for the bible tells me so.

Little ones to him belong; they are weak but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! (x3) The bible tells me so.




Anthem                                                    “Precious Lord”                                                   Choir                                                                      


Children’s Sermon                                                                                                   Luke 4:1-13 


-Offering Our Prayers-

You are invited to share your prayer concerns by writing them on the Prayer Request cards and placing them in the offering plate.


Prayer Hymn                     “Come and Find the Quiet Center”                                #2128

in The Faith We Sing


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.  


-Exploring the word-


*Hymn                                   “Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word”                                           #596


Scripture                                                                                                      John 2:1-11




-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes


*Doxology                         “Angels We Have Heard on High” (Refrain)                            #238

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!  Gloria, in excelsis Deo!


*Offering Prayer

God, our heavenly Father, you welcome us as sons and daughters through baptism in Christ. Your Holy Spirit lives in our hearts and burns away what is not pleasing to you. Just as Jesus turned to you in prayer, help us to seek your will continually. May our offerings support the work of this church, lifting up your hope and new life in our community. We dedicate ourselves to serving you through your beloved Son, Jesus. Amen.


*Closing Hymn                   “We All Are One in Mission”                                         #2243

in The Faith We Sing




*Chorus                                    “I Love to Tell the Story” (refrain only)                                     #156

I love to tell the story, ‘twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.







Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith