Third sunday after pentecost

June 5, 2016

*Those that are able are invited to stand



-Gathering into worship-


Welcome                                                                                             Gary Burdick, Lay Leader


Opening Psalm                                                                                                            Psalm 146                                                                                           


*Call to Worship

Praise the Lord!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live.

Sing praises to God,

who made heaven and earth,

who is faithful forever,

who gives justice to the oppressed,

who gives food to the hungry,

who sets the prisoners free,

who watches over the stranger,

who cares for widows and orphans.

The Lord will reign forever.

Praise the Lord!


*Hymn                              “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”                                     #57


*Opening Prayer

Great God of love, we praise you for you wash away the dust of death, you kiss away the shame of sin, and anoint us with your Holy Spirit. Pour out your blessing in this place, and let your grace flow through our lives as we spread the news of your saving love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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                                 “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”                                    #340

To the tune of #605

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 and sacrament-


Children’s Sermon


Hymn                                        “God, How Can We Forgive”                                          #2169

in The Faith We Sing

Scripture                                                                                                                  Luke 7:36-8:3




Anthem                                           “If We Truly Believe”                                                  Choir


Holy Communion


-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

-Taking the word to the world-


*Closing Song                 “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”                                      #2129

in The Faith We Sing




*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