Second Sunday of lent

February 21, 2016


-Gathering into worship-

*Those that are able are invited to stand

 Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


Opening Psalm                                                                                               Psalm 27


*Call to Worship

One:  The psalmist sings,

One thing I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after:

All:  to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in God’s temple.

One:  Sisters and brothers, God is good, and in love and mercy greets us here.


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


*Opening Prayer

Loving God, you save all who seek refuge in you.

Grant that we who know your salvation may walk always in your light,

take courage in your faithfulness,

and rejoice in your astounding goodness to us.

Through Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.


*Chorus                          “There’s Something About That Name”                                     #171

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! There's just something about that name

Master, Savior, Jesus! Like the fragrance after the rain

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! Let all heaven and earth proclaim

Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away, but there's something about that name.



-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                  “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”                                #348


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer


-Exploring the word and Sacrament-


Children’s Sermon


Anthem                                    “Loving Jesus, Gentle Lamb”                                            Choir                                                                      


Scripture                                                                                         Philippians 3:17-4:1




-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

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*Doxology                                “Many Gifts, One Spirit” (Refrain)                                        #114

   Many gifts, one Spirit, one love known in many ways.

In our difference is blessing, from diversity we praise

One Giver, one Lord, one Spirit, one Word

Known in many ways, hallowing our days.

For the Giver, for the gifts, praise, praise, praise!

*Offering Prayer

Dear God, our Savior, you grant us citizenship in heaven. In your Son Jesus, we find peace and freedom from the consumerism of this world. May our minds be set not on earthly things, but on your ultimate purposes. Help us to place our hope in you. In trust, we dedicate these gifts for your service. Let more people come to know your saving help in Christ, our Lord. Amen.


*Closing Hymn                “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”                                          #514




*Chorus                                         “Here I Am, Lord” (refrain only)                               #593

Here I am Lord, Is it I, Lord? I have heard You calling in the night.

I will go Lord, if You lead me. I will hold Your people in my heart.






Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith