Third Sunday of Easter

April 10, 2016

*Those that are able are invited to stand


-Gathering into worship-


Welcome                                                                                Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


Scripture                                                                                                                          Psalm 30


*Call to Worship

One:  O Lord our God, we praise you.

All:  We cried to you for help and you answered us.

One:  You have restored our lives;

All:  You have rescued us from the grave.


*Hymn                                                  “Hymn of Promise”                                              #707


*Opening Prayer

Living Lord, you meet us in unexpected places and surprise us with the abundance of your love.  Feed us by your Word and fill us with your Spirit so that we may follow you this day, and always; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Savior. Amen.


*Chorus                                                 “He Lives” (Refrain)                                            #310

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!

He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.

He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know He lives?  He lives within my heart.


Announcements                                                                                      Gary Burdick


Anthem                            “Surely it is God Who Saves Me”                                         Choir


  -We Are the Church-


Hymn                                             “We Are the Church”            (verse 2)                                   #558


Witness                                                                                                                     Bambi Brewer


Hymn                                             “We Are the Church”            (chorus)                                    #558

The Sacrament of Baptism                                                                                             #33

                                                           Caleb Austin Minnaugh


*Baptism Hymn          “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”                                 #611


Receiving New Members                                                                                                   #38

                                                      Michael and Julie Minnaugh


Children’s Sermon


Scripture                                                                                                                     John 21:1-19

Message                                                                                                             Rev. Kelly J. Smith




-A Time for Prayer-


Hymn                                  “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”                                  #432


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.


-Sharing our blessings-


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes

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*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                 #95

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. 

Praise God all creatures here below. 

Praise God above the heavenly host. 

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

Offering Prayer

Our gracious and kind Heavenly Father, we praise you for raising Jesus Christ from the dead. With joy, we witness the miracles that you continue to perform by the power of your Holy Spirit. Help us to listen to the risen Christ, who urges us to feed his lambs and tend his sheep. May we join together as a congregation to faithfully feed people who are hungry and show kindness to those in need. Use our tithes and gifts in miraculous ways for Jesus’ sake. Amen.


-Taking the word to the world-


*Hymn                                               “Go Forth for God”                                                             #670




*Hymn                                   “Where He Leads Me” (refrain only)                                #338

             Where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow,

Where he leads me I will follow, I’ll go with him, with him all the way.





Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church


 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith