second sunday after pentecost

May 29, 2016

*Those that are able are invited to stand



-Gathering into worship-




Opening Psalm                                                                                                              Psalm 92                                                                                           


*Call to Worship

 It is good to give thanks to you, O Lord.

We declare your steadfast love in the morning.

It is good to sing praises to your name.

We proclaim your faithfulness by night.

For you, O Lord, have made us glad by your work;

at the work of your hands we sing for joy!


*Hymn                                     “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                                             #140


*Opening Prayer

Spirit of God, ever-present companion, may our worship be acceptable in your sight and may your constant presence, in this place and throughout our lives, ignite in us a carefree courage that we may boldly take part in your kingdom each day. Amen.


*Chorus                     “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place”                  #328

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

I can feel God's mighty power and God's grace.

I can hear the brush of angel's wings, I see glory on each face.

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.




-A Time for Prayer-


Hymn                                     “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”                                        #402


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.


-Reflecting on the word-


Children’s Sermon


Hymn                                      “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus”                                             #277


Scripture                                                                                                                       Luke 7:1-10




-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

Creator of abundance, Spirit of wisdom, may you use the gifts of the church and the gifts of our lives that your kingdom may come and your will be done through Christ, Lord of extravagant love. Amen.


-Taking the word to the world-


*Closing Song                            “Trust and Obey”                                                        #467




*Hymn                                   “The Spirit Sends Us Forth” (verse 1)                            #2241

in The Faith We Sing

The Spirit sends us forth to serve; we go in Jesus’ name

to bring glad tidings to the poor, God’s favor to proclaim.







Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church

 Where Faith and Life Meet


Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith