fourth Sunday of lent
March 6, 2016
-Gathering into worship-
*Those that are able are invited to stand
Welcome Gary Burdick, Lay Leader
Opening Psalm Psalm 32
*Call to Worship
One: Grace and peace in Jesus Christ our Lord.
One: Blessed are those whose transgression is forgiven.
All: Thanks be to God.
*Hymn “Depth of Mercy! Can There Be” #355
Gracious God, seeker of the lost:
draw your children back to your loving embrace, restore us to our inheritance as daughters and sons, and reconcile our hearts to you, that we may become ambassadors of your reconciling love to all the world.
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 “Change My Heart, O God” #2152
in The Faith We Sing
Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer
-Exploring the word-
Anthem “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” Choir
Scripture 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Sermon What’s New Rev. Dr. David Morse
-Sharing our blessings-
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
*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!
O God, all that we have comes from you.
Receive this offering and with it the offering of our lives, for we return to you only what you have so graciously given.
Use us for the sake of Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
*Closing Hymn “A Charge to Keep I Have” #413
*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